The Diagnostic Routines allow the system user to checkout
the system with minimum action. These routines are used during problem
determination to determine if the system hardware has a problem and provide
a Service Request Number (SRN) for the service organization.
The Diagnostic Routines run more extensive tests on the adapters
and options than the POST programs. The checkout options displayed are
from the configuration record on the fixed disk. If the configuration record
on the fixed disk does not match the installed features list, the program
displays the TEST OPTION or the DIAGNOSTIC TEST LIST.
When an option is listed in the configuration record, but is
not sensed by the Loadable POST programs, the TEST OPTION menu is displayed.
This menu indicates either the option has been removed from the system,
the option is failing, the switch settings have been changed, or the option
has been moved to another slot.
DIAGNOSTIC TEST LIST
When the Loadable POST programs sense an option that is
not in the configuration record, the DIAGNOSTIC TEST LIST menu is displayed.
This menu indicates an option has been added to the system. When an option
is deleted from the DIAGNOSTICS TEST LIST menu, that option is not tested
until added to the list using the Show and Change Diagnostic Test List
To Run the Diagnostic Routines:
1. Press ENTER after reading the DIAGNOSTIC OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Choose Diagnostic Routines on the FUNCTION SELECTION menu.
3. Choose a checkout option on the DIAGNOSTIC SELECTION menu.
An "*" (asterisk) by the ID number shows that the test has been run.
Diagnostic Routine Options and Functions
System Checkout - Checks all installed
features as far as possible without special actions.
Keyboard Checkout - Checks keyboard
adapter and keyboard.
Display Checkout - Checks display
adapter and attatched display. Display Checkout displays
a pattern. Follow the instructions displayed for that pattern.
Diskette Drive Checkout - Checks
the diskette adapter and disk drive. A formatted blank
double-sided diskette is needed to check the ability of the drive to
read a double-sided diskette.
Fixed-Disk Drive and Media Checkout -
Checks all fixed-disk drives installed in the system
unit. This option does a function test of each drive and provides for
selection of a read test to check all sector addresses.
Other Checkout Options - Checks
the adapters and devices installed in the system unit. Your
system displays the checkout options for the devices installed.