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by zshall
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin

Well, the truth is here. I went out to my local computer superstore and bought a null-modem cable. Plugged it into the Onyx2 and fired it up. Thanks a bundle to techfury on the IRC channel who walked me through troubleshooting why it kept freezing up (I was using Hyperterminal which didn't work inst...
by zshall
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin

The part you highlighed is the power supply. The fan tray is underneath it. It slides out forward. You have to undo two thumbscrews on the back before it will slide out. http://content.screencast.com/users/zshall/folders/Jing/media/de94c551-7bd4-485a-92f5-7e1d9650945c/2012-07-19_1146.png The fan tr...
by zshall
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin

See that thick cable on the front that goes from what looks like a draw (power module) to a tray that has a pull ring on the right handside...? Good.. that tray is 9 fans... The plastics are as brittle as anything so you will destroy them if you take them off.. Get some plastic glue before you even...
by zshall
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin

Thanks for both of your responses! I tried the resetenv command on the O2 and after setting the OSLoader to "sashARCS" I was able to boot from the cdrom. The O2 HDD I was using seems to be making the click-of-death sound when I turn the system on, so I'll probably need to replace it, perha...
by zshall
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Received some SGI machines that aren't entirely workin

Hi, I was given two SGI machines from my university today, a deskside Onyx2 and an O2, and they each have some problems. The Onyx2 boots to the desktop, but after running for a while it starts making grinding noises and "FAN FAIL" is displayed on the LCD screen. After about an hour the who...

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