Take the video card out and see if that helps - I had a system recently that
would not do anything because of a bad video card.
-----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =-----Quote:> I recently acquired a Sparc 20. According to the seller, the unit had
> been tested and both powered up correctly and didn't display any
> errors. I added my own HDs to the unit. The Sparc 20 has a frame
> buffer but I'm not using it; I'm connecting to it via null modem, which
> is what I do with all of my Sparcs.
> Now, here's the problem. When I power up the unit, the fan starts and
> the HDs spin up -- but nothing ever displays on the console. When I
> say nothing, I mean: no system identification, no spinning cursor, no
> diag or error messages ... nothing. After a few minutes, the drive
> spinning stops and the machine just sits there with the fan spinning.
> In the past when I've powered up a "new" Sparc, I've received errors or
> have seen other anomolies in the diag output -- and reseating memory
> and other things solved these problems. But in this instance I get no
> output so I'm curious at to what's going on. At a minimum I'd expect
> system identification before errors start spewing. :-)
> In addition when I plug in the keyboard, I hear a beep as expected, and
> the appropriate lights (on the keyboard) illuminate. But even sending
> a break or L1-N via the keyboard and power cycling doesn't seem to have
> any effect; the display is still blank.
> Any ideas as to what I might've missed? Looking forward to hearing
> what you've got to say!
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