Where is the //GS built-in test documented and the error codes explained?
I've looked through every reference I have and no luck.
It's documented in one of the IIGS tech notes. I don't have the index on disk
anymore, but I'm sure someone else can tell you exactly which one it is.
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Error Format: AABBCCDDQuote:>Where is the //GS built-in test documented and the error codes explained?
AA = 01: ROM Test
BB = Failed checksum
DD = 01 if the test encountered bad RAM
AA = 02: RAM Test
BB = Bank Number (or $FF for ADB Tool call error)
CC = Bit(s) failed
AA = 03: Soft Switches and State Register Test
BB = State Register bit (if any)
CC = Low byte of soft switch address
AA = 04: RAM Address Test
BB = Failed bank number (or $FF for ADB Tool call error)
CCDD = Failed address
AA = 05: Speed Test
BB = 01: Speed stuck slow
02: Speed stuck fast
AA = 06: Serial Test
BB = 01: Register R/W
04: Tx Buffer empty status
05: Tx Buffer empty failure
06: All Sent Status fail
07: Rx Char available
08: Bad data
AA = 07: Clock Test
DD = 01: Fatal error occurred and the test is aborted
AA = 08: Battery RAM Test
BB = 01: Address test and CC = bad address
02: Non-volatile RAM failed and CC = pattern, DD = address
AA = 09: Apple Desktop Bus Test
BBCC = Bad checksum
DD = 01: Apple Desktop Bus tools call encountered a fatal error
AA = 0A: Shadow Register Test
BB = 01: Text page 1 fail
02: Text page 2 fail
03: Apple Desktop Bus Tool call error
04: Power On Clear bit error
AA = 0B : Interrupts Test
BB = 01: VBL interrupt time-out
02: VBL IRQ status fail
03: 1/4 sec interrupt
04: 1/4 sec interrupt
06: VGC IRQ
07: Scan line
AA = 0C : Sound Test
DD = 01: RAM data error
02: RAM address error
03: Data register failed
04: Control register failed
05: Oscillator interrupt timeout
It is IIgs Technical Note #95 (TN.IIGS.095), "ROM Diagnostic Errors".Quote:> >Where is the //GS built-in test documented and the error codes explained?
> >I've looked through every reference I have and no luck.
> It's documented in one of the IIGS tech notes. I don't have the
> index on disk anymore, but I'm sure someone else can tell you exactly
> which one it is.
One point I should mention here, since it seems to come up so often:
if you have a ZIP GS installed and enabled, the IIgs will _always_
fail some of its diagnostic tests (the ones that test the processor
speed and use the processor to time hardware interrupt sources).
This is noted in the ZIP GS manual. The tests that fail are 0Bxxxxxx
and 0Cxxxxxx. If the "counter delay" is disabled (SW1-4 ON) then the
IIgs will also fail test 05xxxxxx.
If you want to run the test properly, you must disable the ZIP GS, by
turning the computer off, setting SW1-6 to the OFF position, then
powering up again and running the self-test (by holding down both
Apple and Option).
Here is the key information from the technote.
If the IIgs fails one of its tests, an 8-digit hexadecimal number is
printed. The first two digits indicate the general class of the
failure (the test number), and the remaining digits provide more
The failure codes are:
01xxxxxx ROM failure (or RAM failure if the last two digits are 01)
02xxxxxx RAM failure or ADB tool call error
03xxxxxx Soft switches and state register
04xxxxxx RAM address failure or ADB tool call error
05xxxxxx Speed error
06xxxxxx Serial port failure
07xxxxxx Clock failure
08xxxxxx Battery RAM failure
09xxxxxx Apple Desktop Bus failure
0Axxxxxx Shadow register failure
0Bxxxxxx Interrupt failure
0Cxxxxxx Sound failure (Ensoniq or RAM access)
See the technote for full details.
Snail mail: P.O. Box 27-103, Wellington, New Zealand
>This is noted in the ZIP GS manual. The tests that fail are 0Bxxxxxx
>and 0Cxxxxxx. If the "counter delay" is disabled (SW1-4 ON) then the
>IIgs will also fail test 05xxxxxx.
>If you want to run the test properly, you must disable the ZIP GS, by
>turning the computer off, setting SW1-6 to the OFF position, then
>powering up again and running the self-test (by holding down both
>Apple and Option).
>Snail mail: P.O. Box 27-103, Wellington, New Zealand
BTW - It does fail other tests from time to time.... but I just put it
down to sunspots, clouds or winds from the sea :-)
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