ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 09:05:42 CST 2005
On 11/16/05, David Betz <dbetz at xlisper.mv.com> wrote:
> No fault light (and it isn't burned out), the white load light (with
> the "0" on it) lights.
That's a very good sign.
> So, I suppose that means that the cables are probably bad?
It's possible. I've had problems with RL/RK cables that have been
bent too many times.
> BTW, I
> have the cable plugged into the top connector on the RL01 and the
> terminator on the bottom. Is that correct?
It doesn't matter - there's about 2 cm of 40-pin ribbon cable
connecting the two, but it really doesn't matter which one takes in
the signals and which one has the terminator. Swap them if you feel
I suppose you could test the terminator to ensure it's not defective.
Additionally, I suppose you could have a problem with some of the
drive or controller electronics, but I don't recall that being a
common issue - when either the boards in the drive or the controller
were bad somehow, I remember things really didn't work (the board not
showing up in memory, the FAULT light not going out, etc)
Check the Berg end of the controller cable - make sure you don't have
any disloged pins or wires that are pulling out of the crimp pins...
those ends are somewhat fragile (compared to IDC-type flat cables),
and I've seen some mechanical abuse. Also, if any part of the cable
as been doubled-over hard (like to "dress" them in a cabinet), you
might try a light massage of the elbow of the crimp. I have one
particular cable someone folded over tight that I splinted with a bit
of plastic and some tie wraps to keep it from re-flexing at the same
point - if you bent that particular cable over about 45 degrees at the
old flex point, I don't recall the symptoms, but I know it broke
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