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
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 Utility.
To Run the Diagnostic Routines:
Note: An "*" (asterisk) by the ID number shows that
the test has been run.
- Press ENTER after reading the DIAGNOSTIC OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
- Choose Diagnostic Routines on the FUNCTION SELECTION menu.
- Choose a checkout option on the DIAGNOSTIC SELECTION menu.
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 attached 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.