AlphaStation 200 NVRAM Problem

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Tue Apr 26 17:24:41 CDT 2016

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> Subject: RE: AlphaStation 200 NVRAM Problem
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2016, Robert Jarratt wrote:
> > It may be a checksum that is failing of course. Or the DROM itself,
> > which I can't verify until I get the PLCC adapter for my PROM
> > programmer and someone else to read their DROM.
> Could you use a pull or replacement mobo ? I notice there are some
> Alphastation mobos on ebay for @50 bucks if you are interested and not
> averse to fleabay :-) There isn't as much specifically for the 200, but I
> them come and go all the time.
> Also, I still deal with a lot of business clients running alphas and
Tru64. There
> is a guy in Thornton, Colorado who I get quite a few dead, spare, and
> orphaned alphas from. It's an electronics supply type business.
> I'll see him this weekend and I can ask him if he's got any spares or dead
> mobos he could fork over.
> Thanks,
>   Swift

Many thanks for the suggestion. Only trouble is I am in the UK and shipping
tends to be expensive from the USA. I'll check on ebay in the UK, as long as
it doesn't cost too much.



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