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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  12:53:37
I was playing Wolfstien. The screen pic had a funny ghost. I did cmd opt esc. Then I could getno response & so switched off trying to use reset button. That wouldn't work either so I switched off from the plug.

Needless to say I started up the duo & found a list of boot key combos & tried all of them, but to no avail.

my hands are knck ered now from typing on thee duo.

I wish the port on the back of the duo was adb hack. How to test it?

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, prettymuchmaxedout8xcd drive,3 monitors 15" & 14" & 14" os 8.1
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Trash80toG-4
NIGHT STALKER


USA
2899 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  13:04:19
quote:

I was playing Wolfstien. The screen pic had a funny ghost. I did cmd opt esc. Then I could getno response & so switched off trying to use reset button. That wouldn't work either so I switched off from the plug.

Needless to say I started up the duo & found a list of boot key combos & tried all of them, but to no avail.

my hands are knck ered now from typing on thee duo.

I wish the port on the back of the duo was adb hack. How to test it?



What kinda plug fits it? First count the holes for signal pins, is it a DIN-4 (ADB) or a DIN-8 (serial)?

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  13:31:46
it's aan 8 pin mini din socket.

shaktiman

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Trash80toG-4
NIGHT STALKER


USA
2899 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  13:54:57
quote:

it's aan 8 pin mini din socket.


Google around for info on serial port hacks to the modem slot in that case, that's more than likely what it is I would guess, nothing else makes any sense to me. If you had an old slow modem or a serial printer to plug into it you could test it that way or you could test it indirectly by trying to use the other port as a modem port.

My guess is the hacked port will work as the modem port on a DuoDock or minidock and that the standard (Crappy@$$) Modem/Printer port is only addressable now as a Printer port because of the hack. This is a VERY GOOD THING, IMHO, because the combo port was a Dumb@$$ serial implementation that's nothing but trouble in every instance I've encountered it!

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  14:25:04
I tried testing it with my modem, but had no response.

I am not allowed to select the port in chooser. I get
the choice of 1 serial port or no serial port.

lovely choice!

shall I just risk it & plug an adb keyboard in?

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, prettymuchmaxedout8xcd drive,3 monitors 15" & 14" & 14" os 8.1
Powerbook Duo 280c, 12 meg ram, 500 meg hard drive
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Trash80toG-4
NIGHT STALKER


USA
2899 Posts
Posted - 25 Oct 2002 :  14:29:54
quote:

I tried testing it with my modem, but had no response.

I am not allowed to select the port in chooser. I get
the choice of 1 serial port or no serial port.

lovely choice!

shall I just risk it & plug an adb keyboard in?



I hope you are kidding, the plug won't fit and most likely won't work.

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 26 Oct 2002 :  13:04:14
What else I couldv'e/should've said is that I am missing the chime @start-up..

I unplugged the scsi drives but still no joy.

I want new 840av, but Imay buy an 8100/110av if 1turns up.

shaktiman

Quadra 840av, prettymuchmaxedout8xcd drive,3 monitors 15" & 14" & 14" os 8.1
Powerbook Duo 280c, 12 meg ram, 500 meg hard drive
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mattminserlg15
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70 Posts
Posted - 26 Oct 2002 :  19:18:33
Make sure the power conector is firmly plugged in, those tend to slip out a bit over time. In addition, check to see that the adb connectors are firmly seated. At a last resort it could be your power supply has blown a fuse or died.

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maclover5
LC Doctor/Hot Rodder


Australia
5830 Posts
Posted - 26 Oct 2002 :  19:58:42
When it died, did it pop or make a burning smell or spark or anything? Those power supplies tend to die quite violent deaths.

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shaktiman
Senior Member


United Kingdom
1226 Posts
Posted - 27 Oct 2002 :  14:11:22
No pop's wizzes nor bangs,

Power is fine I assume, cos all power to drives & monitor.

Thats y i thought harddrive was knackered.

shaktiman

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