[Soekris] net4511 and POST's steps

Bill Maas bill at stsx.org
Thu Nov 27 20:09:38 UTC 2008

Hi Alexander,

to be honest, the "-03-" looks like a secret error code to me. Maybe Mr.
Kristensen would like to shed some light on this? Probably not. Anyway,
it's been reported before, but it didn't show up in my underpowered-PSU
case. It looks like your only option is to ship the boxes back to
Soekris Dot Com.


On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 15:02 +0200, Alexander Pogrebny wrote:
> Hi Bill.
> Yes, unfortunate, boot sequence completely stops after this message.
> This is not the power problem, because we tried lots of PSU. And we
> tried power on this boards without any radio or CF cards.
> We also tried to solder flash with BIOS (also 1.33) from another board
> that works fine - we got the same result. So, problem is not in BIOS.
> I just don't understand, why manufacturers can't tell where we should
> look the problem. They should know, where the problem if POST stops at
> this position.
> --
> Alexander Pogrebny
> engineer
> Unidata, Ukraine
> 2008/11/26 Bill Maas <bill at stsx.org>:
> > Hi Alexander,
> >
> > does the boot sequence completely stop after this message or does it go
> > into an endless reboot sequence?. In the latter case you may need a more
> > powerful PSU.
> >
> > I had a similar problem recently with a net5501 and I found that while
> > its nominal power usage with a [more or less] idle OS and no extra cards
> > attached is 5.7W-6.3W, right after poweron there's a temporary surge
> > towards almost 9W. All works well here after swichting to a 12V 1.25A
> > CUI Inc. EPA-151DA-12 PSU obtained from kd85.com.
> >
> > Bill

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