Help diagnosing boot issue SWTPC 6800
mail.nickallen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 17:03:11 CST 2018
Thanks for the tips everyone! I can confirm power is GOOD, and the
problem persists even without the RAM installed (Just CPU and MP-C or
MP-S board). I am going to clean the buss connectors and see if it helps!
On 1/1/2018 12:32 PM, Nick Allen wrote:
> Hey everyone, Happy New Years! I am thankful for an active community
> that enjoys helping each other learn, and today I am coming with an
> ask for help.
> I have a SWTPC 6800 and ADM3A terminal, I can get it to boot, and when
> it boots it will continue to boot for several hours. But getting it
> to successfully boot takes upwards of 100 power OFF and ON cycles.
> The other 99 times, I get a continuous stream of random ASCII
> characters (see video link below). It's my first time seeing this
> type of issue that happens intermittently, and wondering if anyone has
> any insights in what might be causing this. I suspect its a faulty IC
> on the Processor board that resets or controls the OS reset, will need
> to deep dive and diagnose, but thought I would ask for some direction
> Thanks in advance!
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