AS/400 troubleshooting?

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <>
Date: Fri Dec 6 17:36:00 2002

On Sat, 7 Dec 2002, Adrien 'freddy' Farkas wrote:

> Hmm, the problem is that I don't know what model that is. On the box there
> is nothing that might help to identify the model type, the only thing I know
> is that it was a little one (the smallest and narrowest) model with added
> storage expansion (which makes it twice as wide).

It should say somewhere on it, though not likely in a big flashing sign.
It sounds like you have something like a 9406-400

> hmmm, I definitely didn't change any connections, it's connected to twinax
> port 0 on the as/400 and enters _left_ part of the Y-cable on the 3477
> terminal.

It shouldn't matter which side of the Y-cable.

> I'm dumb in all the IPL and other AS/400 basics, so I don't want to
> bother you with dummy questions. if there is any place to read about
> this, please point me to it so we can talk on another level, not 'do
> this, do that'.

Nah, I don't know much about it either. There aren't any really good
references I could point you to, since I've been looking for one, myself.

> different addresses (?) appear on the LCD front panel. the left LED (the green
> one) flashes in quite a random manner (loading something?), but there is
> nothing on the console.

Those addresses are the diag codes I was inquiring after. What are the
last ones you see?

> perhaps seems to be a console problem... perhaps. if you know the 3477
> terminal, can you tell me all the requiered settings? one/two display, unit
> numbers etc etc, I'd be really thankful!

I doubt the unit number in the terminal could've changed itself, though I
suppose it's possible. Double check it's still set to unit number 0.
Otherwise it sounds to me like your terminal is all set up correctly, and
there's something else amiss.

Received on Fri Dec 06 2002 - 17:36:00 GMT

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