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Octane won't power on
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j***@gmail.com
2008-01-08 16:46:29 UTC
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Hi,

I inherited a dual head Octane that was performing beautifully. After
I shut the thing down, though, it won't restart. I mean nothing. No
fans, no beeps. Almost as if there's no power to the unit, but I've
tested that. I've tried different power cords that I know work. Any
suggestions? It was working just fine before shutting down.

Thanks,
Jack
Toni Grass
2008-01-08 19:54:27 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Hi,
I inherited a dual head Octane that was performing beautifully. After
I shut the thing down, though, it won't restart. I mean nothing. No
fans, no beeps. Almost as if there's no power to the unit, but I've
tested that. I've tried different power cords that I know work. Any
suggestions? It was working just fine before shutting down.
Wild guess: Pull the mainboard and carefully plug it again, be sure it
really fits.

btw: which mainboard? 030-0887-xxx (the older one)? This sometimes
causes troubles.

Toni
j***@gmail.com
2008-01-10 15:32:38 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Hi,
I inherited a dual head Octane that was performing beautifully. After
I shut the thing down, though, it won't restart. I mean nothing. No
fans, no beeps. Almost as if there's no power to the unit, but I've
tested that. I've tried different power cords that I know work. Any
suggestions? It was working just fine before shutting down.
Wild guess: Pull the mainboard and carefully plug it again, be sure it
really fits.
btw: which mainboard? 030-0887-xxx (the older one)? This sometimes
causes troubles.
Toni
Thanks. How do you open the thing? It doesn't seem to have an "easy-
open" slide off case like the PCs/Suns/Macs I've owned.

Jack
Toni Grass
2008-01-10 23:55:58 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Hi,
I inherited a dual head Octane that was performing beautifully. After
I shut the thing down, though, it won't restart. I mean nothing. No
fans, no beeps. Almost as if there's no power to the unit, but I've
tested that. I've tried different power cords that I know work. Any
suggestions? It was working just fine before shutting down.
Wild guess: Pull the mainboard and carefully plug it again, be sure it
really fits.
btw: which mainboard? 030-0887-xxx (the older one)? This sometimes
causes troubles.
Toni
Thanks. How do you open the thing? It doesn't seem to have an "easy-
open" slide off case like the PCs/Suns/Macs I've owned.
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi/***@octane/hdwr/bks/SGI_EndUser/books/Octane_OG/sgi_html/ch02.html#id5457309

Do not forget to remove the lockbar first!

I think it is a good idea to read the Octane Workstation Owners Guide.
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/download.cgi?coll=hdwr&db=bks&docnumber=007-3435-004

Toni

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