Racal/Blackbox BTS-100 term. server

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Sun Jun 4 13:25:55 2000


Would any list members happen to be familiar with a terminal
server sold by BlackBox that was oroginally manufactured by
Racal-Datacomm, model No. BTS-100?

A while back, I obtained one of these, but I can't seem to get it to
work by connecting a terminal to the console port; I've tried data
rates between 300 and 19,200, and nothing; also tried a few other
ports. Something tells me that the best thing to do is reset the
server to the default settings, but I'm not sure how to do this; no
reset switch inside, but there is is a jumper inside that I'm going to
try changing next. Any ideas for sources of documentation? The
manufacturer and black box consider it ancient and can't help.

Also, is anyone her familiar with the apparently not-so-rare defect in
Emulex Performance 4000 terminal servers that causes a short circuit?
I'm told by Emulex that they have an idea what the problem is, as a
certain something is known to go bad in these units, but they refuse
to tell me as I'm not an authorized repair center. Short of
unsoldering surface mount ICs, I've disconnected and removed
everything that I can find to disconnect and remove, and the short on
the circuit board remains. The PSU seems ok when I apply other loads
to it.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Sun Jun 04 2000 - 13:25:55 BST

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