Northstar Advantage 8/16 problems

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Mar 20 14:34:26 2001

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Rich Beaudry wrote:

> It does not recognize the keyboard. The system turns on, beeps, and
> displays "Load System" (all normal, according to the docs). However, when I
> insert a disk, and press enter, no attempt is made to access the disk. Also
> the "Control-C" combination does not drop you into the monitor, as the docs
> say it should.
> One quick diagnostic test said to press the "All CAPS" key repeatedly. The
> light on the key should go off, then on, then off, etc. It does NOT. It
> stays lit no matter how many times I press the key. Same for all other lit
> keys ("Crsr Lock", etc.).
> I took the case apart, and reseated the cables, made sure all the chips were
> correctly socketed, looked for burns, hot spots, etc. All seemed fine...
> Unfortunately, most of the paths in the tech manual end in "replace the main
> board". I cannot for obvious reasons do this, so my question:

Have you considered that perhaps the keyboard has gone bad?

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Tue Mar 20 2001 - 14:34:26 GMT

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