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Blinking Starmail
#429853 08/14/07 11:32 AM
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For the life of me I can not find Info on when the RED LED on a Starmail Blinks, or what condition that points to.
I know I read about it somewhere,
(not the manual tho')

The VM is installed in a closet (heat) and started locking up, RNA. It would work after turning off for awhile - comes back up with solid power led, running fine.
Then it wouldn't come up at all.
I replaced the Transformer (grasping at straws?) Lo and Behold it worked for a month.

But the problem is back, and like my original suspicion......isn't that indicative of the Main Board?
Not likely Hard Drive or Station Port card.
(14.1 software, DCS-C, analogue cards)
Propbably not the Transformer either.

Please, someones experience....
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Re: Blinking Starmail
#429854 08/14/07 05:26 PM
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You are looking at a hard drive issue. Normally, when it boots up you should get a solid light, if it is flashing, your hard drive is gone, or on it way out. One suggestion is to remove and re-install the ribbon cable on the hard drive, and on the main board. Good Luck

Re: Blinking Starmail
#429855 08/15/07 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by phonman123:
One suggestion is to remove and re-install the ribbon cable on the hard drive, and on the main board. Good Luck
I was going to suggest the same thing :thumb:

That would usually get it temp. running again. Best bet is to plan on replacing the hard drive.

Re: Blinking Starmail
#429856 08/15/07 08:41 AM
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Thank You Gentlemen !!

Troubleshooting: I was about to replace the Box
First, with Port cards (who wants to reprogram or hear complaints about lost messages.)
Tne Drive would have been last.

You really saved me a LOT of hassle.
God Bless our Brothers (& sisters) in these Forums.

I may try and back up the drive, never done that before, but the manual is pretty straight forward.

Ribbon Cable?
I thought, "HUH ?"
But what do I know.
Further thought....is this a contamination scenario?
The Pins/Contacts corrode just enough to send a borderline Drive over the edge, Power and I/O ?
That would make sense.

I will go the drive route, tho'
No Call Backs.

Re: Blinking Starmail
#429857 08/30/07 10:53 AM
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YEAH....I cheated

Cleaned up the ribbon cable and squeezed a week of life out of the HD.

Finally replaced it. Like you told me to.

THANKS GUYS.


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