From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2006-04-29 23:35:33
Hi. Some of you already know that I today went to pick up a few PETs and accessories for the people who made explicit requests. One of the machines I picked up was a PET 8296-D, which to me seems like a rather all-in-one PET with computer, disk drives and monitor in one. However, unlike all the other machines, this particular one doesn't boot properly, which I knew already when I picked it up. I could replace with with some other PET, but this was the only one of this kind. The question is whether I am able to fix it, or if it even is worth shipping it as a broken PET to anyone who would be able to fix it up. The symptoms are as following: The computer chirps at power-on, and both drives power up shortly. The red LED in between them goes green. The display shows a scrolling, green pattern that doesn't look like character data: http://www.cbm.sfks.se/pics/8296d.jpg It doesn't seem to boot into Basic; at least commands like CATALOG doesn't make effect. I have opened the machine and gently pressed on all socketed chips in case they had came loose. No difference, but maybe it is not enough to press gently? I found some docs on Zimmers (former Funet) FTP and a very detailed description of the 8296 motherboard (the version without disk drives): http://www.sothius.com/hypertxt/welcome.html?cbm8296.html Does anyone have suggestions where to start checking for faults, or should this machine be considered for parts or junkyard? -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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