IBM RS/6000 Help / advice wanted
john_a_s2004 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 29 10:49:58 CDT 2008
Last year I bought an RS/6000 Model 34H as I wanted a cheap example of an old Unix/AIX workstation. Having sorted out a monitor (with 3W3 lead) the machine appears to be faulty.
So far whenever I power it up, I see:
- a series of numbers on the front LED display (got them listed on a piece of paper somewhere, sorry not got it to hand).
- Nothing on the monitor
- No activity on either of the 2 serial ports (using an RS232 break-out box to a PC running terminal emulator)
The machine didn't come with a manual, looking on the net I haven't found a source to buy a suitable manual let alone download one.
Currently the machine is sitting out of the way doing nothing, I would like to see what the problem is before deciding whether to scrap it or try and repair it (assuming it is something like a failed SCSI hard drive).
Can anyone advise what to try, or a list of what the LED numbers mean? Should for example the external SCSI connector have a terminator?
I think next time I buy an RS/6000, I will look for one that comes with a manual!
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