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Luke Skywalker
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Icon 1 posted October 21, 2007 18:38      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So Ive given up on the sun server I have for a while. Moved on to this workstation I bought recently second hand.

I think everything works on it. Drives whirr up, lights blink, but it doesnt put anything out to the monitor. Its a Sun Blade 100. Onboard VGA output. Ive got a native sun keyboard and mouse attached. I dont think the mother board is dead, as the heatsink on the CPU gets hot (meaning it is working). I reset the jumpers on the BIOS, no luck. The only irregularity I can find, is that "power on" light isnt coming on. I intend to trace the line to see if it is faulty, but it doesnt look disturbed from what I could see of it.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, does anyone know if this type of thing will support a standard PCI vid card? Ive got plenty of spares, and wonder if it will send vid output to it.

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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2007 16:06      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not sure about the vid card, but you can always try the serial port trick on the Blade -- should work exactly the same. If you get nothing, then it may be that the machine is borked.

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I have the same problem with my Ultra 60... Everything powers on, but no video. I'm using a Belkin sun adapter because I don't have a Sun monitor or keyboard.
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