• Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10
  • From: "Brad McDaniel" <mcdawbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 23:49:02 -0600

Thanks for the reply...  Here's what I know:

a) I'm pretty sure the OS is still on it and the disks were not erased.
b) checked all the cables and the cards, and everything seems to be tight.

I tried to perform the functions you suggested, but with the key in normal
mode, the only functions that are available are 1, 4, and 11??

Any more advice?  Greatly appreciated!

Brad

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Palmer <neilp@dpslink.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2001 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: AS/400 9404 Model E10


>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 ?
>
>...Neil
>
>
>
>
>
>"Brad McDaniel" <mcdawbm@mindspring.com>
>Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>2001/01/21 21:01
>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
>
>
>        To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>        cc:
>        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?
>The
>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.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Brad McDaniel
>
>
>
>
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