[oclug]Help with a dead Netwinder
bhall at scs.carleton.ca
Fri Nov 15 15:30:16 EST 2002
Thanks for the tips Chris. Actually, I had taken it apart and tried
another drive. It also did not spin up, so it's almost certainly not
the HD. I will look at Ralph S's notes, but I'm guessing that this is a
pretty low-lever hardware issue.
In the mean time, do you have any other suggestions?
Chris Herrnberger wrote:
>On Friday 15 November 2002 10:00, Ben Hall wrote:
>>I have an old Netwinder Rev 3. I bought it working, couldn't find an
>>immediate use for it, and shelved it for a while. (Read many months...)
>> I just went to turn it back on, and not much happens.
>>The fan spins, the green light turns on, but the HD doesn't spin up, and
>>the screen remains blank.
>Sounds like a couple of things could be going on here. Could be as simple as a
>dead HD from getting bounced around too much while not in use. Or could be
>more sinister. Lets assume it worked fine the last time it was up _and_ you
>shut it down properly. If thats the case then put the little puppy on its
>back and get out the screwdriver. Ground yourself first if you want. Then
>remove the plastic "legs" if they have not fallen off by now. Carefully
>remove all the screws and disassemble the puppy. Its very easy. With a
>carefull layout you should be able to confirm that the HD will not "spin" up
>on powerup. If this is the case remove the drive (its easy) get another drive
>*** of the same voltage**** and connect, Power up, nothing will happen, but
>if the drive crackles and crunches now...its the drive. Then reassemble and
>see netwinder.org for instructions on how to re-image the drive. Notes by
>Ralph S will be most helpfull
>Best of luck
>former PDM Netwinder/CCC...a long time ago..:)
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