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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:09 am 
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I was using my AS4100, and browsing nekochan forums, when suddenly there was a loud swoosh and the room was full of smoke. At first it seemed like one of the PSU`s, but when I looked at the back there was one CPU board in flames.

Luckily it was the last CPU board, so other boards were undamaged. Only the side of the case was burned and black inside.

If anyone in Europe has a spare 400 MHz CPU board for Alphaserver 4100 5/400, then make me an offer.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:09 am 
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Wow. To quote GhostBusters: "Generally, you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance."

Hopefully that's not something that occurs often - it could have been disastrous if the machine was left unattended.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:10 am 
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theinonen wrote:
At first it seemed like one of the PSU`s, but when I looked at the back there was one CPU board in flames.

Luckily it was the last CPU board, so other boards were undamaged. Only the side of the case was burned and black inside.


any pics?


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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:33 pm 
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nekonoko wrote:
Hopefully that's not something that occurs often - it could have been disastrous if the machine was left unattended.


The system had some stability problems that seemed like there was some kind of hardware error, since it would randomly crash with "machine check while in PAL mode" error, which is usually hardware related. But it would then pass all the diagnostics and work normally for hours.

I guess that fault in the CPU board was responsible for the crashes.

Funny thing is that I was just going to go out to buy something to eat, and was checking forums before that when this happened.

sybrfreq wrote:
any pics?


I have no working camera, so no pictures this time.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:20 am 
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I have quite possibly three 466MHz CPU-modules to spare, plus some 1GB mem board.
Interested in a trade for some nifty stuff, or green stuff if you don't have anything of interest. ;)

Drop me a PM...

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:55 am 
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:shock:

I didn't know the Alphas implemented the HCF instruction.

On a more serious note, is it really worth the risk to keep running this Alpha?


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:05 am 
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Sorry to hear about that!

Normally I'd say something about DEC engineering that would allow the system to function normally after the one CPU burst into flames, but then again, the CPU shouldn't have burst into flames in the first place...

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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:47 am 
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So did you get this error message ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lp0_on_fire


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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:35 pm 
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my alpha went up in flames too...
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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:41 pm 
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nicely done :D that looks sick

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:27 am 
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Kudos!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:48 pm 
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sybrfreq wrote:
my alpha went up in flames too...


Your flames are bigger than mine.

That looks good.


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