NeXTdimension Board in Slot 2 failed to reset.

Started by Rob Blessin Black Hole, July 25, 2012, 10:02:32 pm

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Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello NeXT Community: Seeking hardware GURU
Booting a verbose mode at the end of the boot script it says NeXTdimension Board in Slot 2 failed to reset.
The Dimension board  has anyone seen / been able to fix this problem before, I saw in another post someone else had a similar problem in best way to test a dimensionboard and he was looking for the NeXT Dimension eeprom file upon advice to try flash the bios.  Any one have the file or have a way to extract it from a chip may be through unix wizardy via a terminal window. The board looks to be OK otherwise any help appreciated.
Also I would be willing to try and track down a replacement eeprom chip a flash it as I have access to some talented motherboard repairmen with all the right tools!

Best regards Rob Blessin  :shock:
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

gtnicol

I think I might have the eeprom image, but I'd have to dig for it. My bet is that something else is wrong with it...

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Quote from: "gtnicol"I think I might have the eeprom image, but I'd have to dig for it. My bet is that something else is wrong with it...

Sounds good, I'm thinking this would probably be a good one to figure out in the NeXT community; if it is a component level failure as it has appeared in this dimension board and at least one other in a separate post. If it is a matter of component failure due to age like a capacitor and we have a fix it would be cool for all the dimension board owners out there , I'm willing to try! If you have the EEprom file and flash instructions, I'll give it a shot to see if it makes a difference.  best regards Rob Blessin
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

gtnicol

I'll have a look. I'm pretty sure I have the image and maybe the code for the EEPROM.

brams

I've got two Dimensions, one of them is dead, iirc the led on the board does not even light up, I had a good look round with a magnifying glass  a few years bacl but could not find anything visually.  I'd hazard a guess that they are fixable provided non of the ASIC have died.
NeXTcube Turbo Dimension, NeXTstation Turbo Color, MP2100, Q840av, Q650, WS G4 500, Pismo G4 550, SGI Octane R12K MXE, BeBox 133.

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Quote from: "Rob Blessin Black Hole"Hello NeXT Community: Seeking hardware GURU
Booting a verbose mode at the end of the boot script it says NeXTdimension Board in Slot 2 failed to reset.
The Dimension board  has anyone seen / been able to fix this problem before, I saw in another post someone else had a similar problem in best way to test a dimensionboard and he was looking for the NeXT Dimension eeprom file upon advice to try flash the bios.  Any one have the file or have a way to extract it from a chip may be through unix wizardy via a terminal window. The board looks to be OK otherwise any help appreciated.
Also I would be willing to try and track down a replacement eeprom chip a flash it as I have access to some talented motherboard repairmen with all the right tools!

Best regards Rob Blessin  :shock:



Hello NeXT Community:  I had this board professionally recapped by Charles at MacCaps and it now boots , it did have 2 other problems with bad simms but replacing the 4 simms cleared it up and it boots into the OS! Yeah!

Best regards Rob Blessin
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93