RISC6000 7007 POWERportable N40

From: Pat Barron <pat_at_transarc.ibm.com>
Date: Fri Jan 12 10:37:51 2001

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Truthan,Larry wrote:
> The "66" entry is invalidated in the 10 element diagnostic menu and the sub
> menues under each element. The initial sevice selection is "language
> select"). I havent tried "66" at the language select. On the first pass, I
> am not making headway with your suggestion.

Oh, also, just to clarify - the menu I am talking about is the AIX
diagnostic menu, which only has 4 or 5 choices on it as far as I recall.
This is accessed by booting AIX in "Service Mode". This isn't to be
confused with the diagnostics in the firmware (whose menu apparently has
10 entries).

I poked around and found a document that might help you:


RS/6000 N40 Laptop

* Setting the System to Service Mode:
  1. Press the key sequence [Pause][R] to reset the N40 (or power it off).
  2. Then interrupt with [Pause][K] key sequence as soon as the IBM logo
  3. After several seconds, a language selection menu will appear; select
     appropriate language.
  4. Then press 99 to go to the main menu
  5. Select #7 (Change Soft-Keyswitch Setting).
  6. Select #3 (Service).
  7. Then press 99 to go to the main menu.
  8. Select #10 to start the boot off the CD.

* Limitations:
> The 7007-N40 is supported by a special N40 version of AIX 3.2.5.
    The 7007-N40 is NOT supported at AIX V4.
> The support for the 7007-N40 and N40 AIX 3.2.5 has been withdrawn,
    thus questions are answered on a best effort basis.

* Information
> Software maintenance on this system can be done by booting off the
    AIX 3.2.5 for N40 cdrom. To do this, attach the cdrom drive to the
    SCSI bus.


You already knew most of this, but I'm sending it along in case it
might help.

Received on Fri Jan 12 2001 - 10:37:51 GMT

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