[Soekris] net6501 won't start anymore

Eivind Eide xenofil at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 17:32:09 CEST 2013


I removed everything but the board (putting it on a wooden table)
and also tried another power supply. Same result.
Anything else? Time to contact Soekris Europe...?

2013/9/18 Ryan McIntosh <rmcintosh at nitemare.net>:
> Try a different power supply first, they generally take a beating, followed
> by removing any peripherals (drives and cards) to see of you can get it to
> post. If you can't get anything after that then someone here can probably
> run you through further diagnostics if there's anything else that can be
> done before talking to soekris about a broken board.
>
> Ryan
>
> On Sep 17, 2013 6:07 PM, "Eivind Eide" <xenofil at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I purchased a net 6501-30 autumn 2011 from Soekris Europe. It's been
>> working nicely for me after bios with usb boot code was in place.
>> I'm running ComBIOS 1.41c and boot OpenBSD from a low profile USB stick.
>>
>> However this is not a boot problem, it's a board start problem.
>> Some time ago, after power recycling, which always went well before, the
>> box didn't boot up and only the green power led and the red error led
>> was lit. I then tried to press the reset button and the box continued to
>> boot as normally. Because of occasional need for power cycling this
>> happened a couple more times, then the other day after power cycling it
>> wouldn't start anymore at all. And now pressing the reset button does
>> nothing, except the four interface leds flash a fragment of a moment,
>> and then back to only green power led and red error led lit.
>>
>> It stops before ComBIOS, there are no output to the serial console
>> whatsoever (and I have had no problems getting the serial console to
>> work before, so that's not it). So no disk problem  or such, the box
>> don't even get to POST.
>>
>> Where do I proceed from here? Any thoughts? Grateful for any ideas...
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Eivind Eide
>>
>> "ONLY THOSE WHO ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ACHIEVE THE ABSURD"
>> - Oceania Association of Autonomous Astronauts
>>
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Eivind Eide

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