VGA Error Code from DECpc AXP 150 (Jensen)

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sun May 22 07:14:50 CDT 2016

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> Subject: Re: VGA Error Code from DECpc AXP 150 (Jensen)
> On 22/05/2016 11:51, "Robert Jarratt" <robert.jarratt at> wrote:
> >> I can't remember what VGA card was in a Jensen, Compaq Qvision?
> >
> >
> > Yes, that is correct.
> EISA card, yay.
> > Already tried it from the AlphaBIOS and I get the same error. The VGA
> > output varies from all grey, to black and white vertical stripes, to a
> > screen full of "@" symbols.
> Aaaand unless you've got the ECU diskette and a working floppy drive you
> can't just move the card to a different EISA slot. Have you checked all
> caps on the motherboard? If slot power is reduced you might get those
> symptoms.

I do have the ECU diskette and I can run the ECU. I had contemplated moving
the card to another slot but didn't think it would make a difference. Will
give that a go. Thanks for the suggestion.



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