As many of you know, through my Old SGI FAQ, I have a Personal Iris
Since pretty much the day I bought it, it's had intermittent SCSI
errors. The symptom is that the system freezes or crashes, and when I
come to switch it back on, the power-on diagnostics read:
SCSI device/cable diagnostic *FAILED*
SCSI Power Fuse diagnostic *FAILED*
It then sends me to the System Maintenance Menu.
hinv from the command monitor reports the usual stuff, but no SCSI
Usually, when I switch it off and play with the cables a few times, it
eventually boots up. But I've been trying to do that sporadically for
about half a day now, and it has yet to come back to life.
The good news is that I should have enough money to buy an O2 within the
month, but until then, I really need to get this old machine going. :-(
Any suggestions as to what cables specifically I should play with? I
have a feeling it's just dust in the machine or something loose instead
of anything fundementally wrong; I just don't know where to look.
As always, many thanks for any help.