From: Michael Verne/VENTANA (Michael_Verne/VENTANA.ITP_at_LGATE.vmedia.com)
Date: Wed Jun 28 1995 - 17:35:13 EDT
"....I then tried a different card, thinking that possibly the card was bad,
but with the same effect. Next I pulled the card out (started up fine)
and ran EZ-Setup and disabled the parity check, thinking possibly the
cards had non-parity memory. Restarted the machine, and all was OK
still. Then, put back in the card. Now, it gave
20096 KB OK
and hung without the floppy LED lit. I am at a loss as to what is...."
I've seen bad IC DRAM cards & they don't act like this. I'd take it to an
authorized dealer & have them check the DRAM socket. The Viking Platinum is
the best IC DRAM I've seen for seamless installation in 75Xes. I don't know if
the other card you tried was also parity, but if it wasn't, there's a strange
ritual you have to go through to get some OEM non-parity DRAM cards to work in
these boxes. No chickens involved, but in case you or anyone else needs this,
I'll save you the hours I spent awaiting tech support for this tip:
With parity checking *Enabled* in Easy Setup, turn off the laptop.
install the non-parity DRAM card.
turn the machine on, holding down F1.
******This is the important part. It must be done the *first* time you turn it
on with non-parity card installed******
if you get a 201 at boot, ignore it for now & don't run memory test if it
doesn't force you to before entering Setup (sometimes it forces you to,
sometimes it doesn't)
in Easy Setup, disable parity checking.
That's it. simple trick, but it took three calls to tech support before I
found someone who'd heard this little gem.
Michael J. Verne
Systems Analyst, Ventana Communications Group, Inc.
"It was a slow burg. I spent a couple of weeks there one day." ---Robert
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