Epson PX-8, no power up

From: Paul E Coad <>
Date: Tue Jul 29 02:16:23 1997

On Sun, 27 Jul 1997, Marvin wrote:

> Thanks for that additional info! ROM1 has the Epson Portable Wordstar
> ROM installed (after I took a closer look) and that back compartment
> does have a ROM installed. The switch settings were the same as yours
> and yes, I did try pushing that "Initial Reset" switch in the front
> compartment. Now that I know the front ROMs can be pulled and the
> system will still run, I'll try that and see what happens. Thanks for
> the info!
Sorry this is coming late in the cycle. Here is what the operations
manual says are the steps for doing an initial reset:

1. Plug the AC adapter unit that came with your PX-8 into the adapter jack
on the back of the computer. Then insert the prongs into a 12-volt AC outlet.

2. Allow the unit to charge for at least 10 minutes to give the battery
enough charge for the system to be reset properly.

2. Unplug the adapter.

4. Look at the bottom of the PX-8, toward the front. There you'll find
the square cover to the ROM capsule compartment. Use the finger-operated
latch marked Open to remove the cover.

5. Raise the silver flap out of the way. You'll see a small button marked
Initial Reset in the corner of the opening. This button has a plastic cap to
keep it from being pressed accidentally.

6. Use a ballpoint pen to press the button through the hole in the top of
the red cap, and you've reset the PX-8. (It doesn't matter whether the
power switch is ON or OFF when you press the initial reset button. Either
way, this button completely resets the PX-8.)

7. Replace the ROM capsule cover and turn the PX-8 right side up. Remove
the keyboard cover and open the folding screen.

I hope this is useful.

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