vaxstation 3100 boot issue?

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Tue Jan 19 02:01:44 CST 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jay West
> Sent: 19 January 2016 03:57
> To: cctalk at
> Subject: vaxstation 3100 boot issue?
> I am not a vax person, I'm posting this for someone else. Could anyone
> advice for me to relay back to this person (other than reseating boards,
> cleaning connectors, or other non-vax-specific stuff)?
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> I was hoping you could help me answer a question.  I have a Vaxstation
> that, when I power it up, fails the test with the following LED readout:
> 1000 1010
> which indicates the failure is in the memory management test.  Any
> suggestions on further troubleshooting I can do to figure out how to get
> machine booting?  My plan is to run OpenBSD on it and see if I can revive
> some of the ports for this platform.  I'm doing something similar on my
> Alphastation 500/400.
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Hmm.... I can't find that LED code in the doc I have: Which model of
3100 is this? Has he tried seeing if anything comes out on the console port?



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