From: Sipke de Wal <sipke_at_wxs.nl>
Date: Sat Jan 26 08:20:57 2002

I'll take it that the config is somewhere in a kinda
CMOS-ram. So I would disconnect every battery in the
machine for a couple of minutes to half an hour
(there are always elco's), Then reconnect and reboot

There maybe one ver long pencil-form accu in there, as well
as the regular accu-pack and a lithuimcell or nicadcell for the
CMOS, make sure you disconnect them all!

After rebooting the system the will revert to defaults and
a standard setup an will propably activate the floppy
before the HD again.

Given your description I'd say your HD is dead but if
not so my procedure may also throw away the HD-setup
data in CMOS and you may find it hard to reinstall
a new HD (or the same after repair) if you have no other
source for this kind of info. Maybe this list can help in that case.

I once had a T1200SE that had no harddisk but used
battery backuped RAM. so I'm describing that system,
but given the T1000 prefix I think it must be rather similar.

Sipke de Wal

----- Original Message -----
From: Len Schaier <lschaier_at_avotec.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 1:53 PM
Subject: T1000XE

> I've got a T1000XE that just died! It goes through a memory check ok but
> then the Hard drive just "clicks" when it tries to boot. I've got an
> external 51/4 drive but I guess the boot sequence that I was using looks to
> the hard drive first and then just stays there.
> Is there any key sequence or other trick that will get me to bypass the
> hard drive boot? At least then I might be able to learn enough about the
> failure to decide whether to just scrape the machine.
> Thanks in advance.
> Len
Received on Sat Jan 26 2002 - 08:20:57 GMT

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