• Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 00:15:49 -0500

If everything is hooked up correctly, the only thing you would need to 
press on the front panel is the power switch.
What could be wrong ?  A couple of guesses:
a) OS/400 did NOT come with the hardware back in the days of the E10. 
Maybe the last thing done before it was powered down was to erase the 
disks ?
b) The disks were damaged in transport and now won't power up - or some of 
the cards became unseated (try reseating the cards and making sure the 
cables are tightly attached).

When you press the power switch on the front panel (panel should be 
displaying 01 B at that point - up/down buttons to 02, Enter, up/down to 
B, Enter - and the keylock should be in the Normal position) is there ant 
activity (changing codes) in the LCD display ?  Does it stop after a while 
with a code displayed and the yellow ATtention light on ?


"Brad McDaniel" <mcdawbm@mindspring.com>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
2001/01/21 21:01
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        To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
        Subject:        AS/400 9404 Model E10

Hello Folks -

I recently purchased an AS/400 9404 Model E10 from my employer for a mere
$45 (although I was told that even that was too much!).  However, I can't
seem to get the thing to boot up.  Does it need some sort of boot disk? 
OS should be loaded already, as it was running fine until the day they
turned it off and shipped it out the door, but other that, I have no idea
what software is loaded on it, if any.  As far as I know, the terminal and
keyboard are all hooked up correctly, and the power works.

I have a feeling I need to run one of the functions you can enter on the
front of the box to get it going, but I don't know which one.  I know I
sound like a complete moron here, but I am usually on the development side
of the fence, and have no hardware operations experience with the 400.

Any advice would be appreciated.


Brad McDaniel

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