RK07 questions - now RK611 questions
henk.gooijen at oce.com
Tue Jan 24 14:58:31 CST 2006
Van: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org namens Tony Duell
Verzonden: di 24-01-2006 01:10
Aan: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Onderwerp: Re: RK07 questions - now RK611 questions
> You are correct, Tony, board swapping tricked me (this time)!
And yet you persist in wanting to do it...
> I think I can forget the RK07 drive for now, and concentrate on the RK611
> controller. First, I checked the flat cable from the controller M7904 (dri=
> interface) module to the home-made bulkhead. That flat cable is 100% OK.
> The round cable from the bulkhead to the drive is NOS, and the label is
> 70-12292-25, so I'm sure it is the RK06/RK07 drive cable, not the RL0x cabl=
Can you open the hood at one end of that cable (it will unclip fairly
easilt, I think you undo the screws on the cable clamp first). An RK07
cable as virtually all the pins wired, an RL cable has a lot unwired.
I have learnt not to assume anything when tracing faults....
And do stick a voltmeter on the +5V line. Bitter experience (again) has
taught me that this is a the cause of a lot of obscure problems. Best to
eliminated it now...
> Before pulling out all kind of equipment, I started with what a DEC enginee=
> probably also would do: run the diagnostics! So, I loaded XXDP and ran
> ZR6A??.??? which is the test "RK611 diskless controller diagnostic #1".
> Here is the output.
> .R ZR6A??.???
> RK611 DISKLESS DIAGNOSTIC: PART 1 CZR6AD0
> ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR CS1 WITH A SUB CLEAR
> BUS ADD INCORRECT
> TEST ERROR
> NUM PC
> 000041 033024
> PREV EXPECT ACTUAL
> VALUE VALVE VALVE
> 013776 000200 100200
> So, there is already a problem with the RK611 controller reported after the=
> diagnostic runs some 5 seconds! A few months ago I scanned a pile of XXDP
> doc, but the ZR6A et al. was not amongst them :-(
> I am not sure I have a spare RK611 controller board set (going to the attic=
> after this e-mail), but can somebody tell me which board is likely to be su=
Do you want my help or not? Because I sure am not going to help you to
What I can tell you is how to trace that fault. The diagnostic seems to
be saying that the top bit (bit 15) of CSR1 could not be cleared. So,
let's grab the prints (but not tonight, it's late...) and find CSR 1,
find out what should set and clear bit 15, and see what's going on there.
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