Solaris W/S with Blank screen and no boot.
Posted on 2006-04-19
I have a problem at work and need help immediately. I normally don't deal with Solarismachine, but now, I am ask to check out. One of my Solaris W/S, the monitor screens went blank. It does not reboot nor does it come to the OK prompt. The screen is blank, the screen light is constantly blinking, CDROM light is constantly blinking and the system does not boot from the disk.
Diagnostic steps tried:
I took healthy disk from one other workstation and put it to the faulty workstation. It didn’t give any results and problem still persisted.
In order to check the integrity of the hard disk of the faulty machine, I put the hard disc from the faulty machine and put it to other healthy machine. The disk is physically seen but gives the following errors:
Unable to repair the / filesystem.
Run fsck manually (fsck –F ufs /dev/rdisk/c0t0d0s0)
When I run the suggested command, it gave a couple of errors like:
Cannot read: BLK 23303072
The following sectors could not be read:
While Control-D pressed, it gave the following:
Mount: the state of /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 is not okay
And some other INIT errors.
Attempted different good monitors connected to the faulty W/S – no result.
Removed hard drive from faulty W/S and inserted known good hard drive into the faulty workstation – no boot, similar result.
Assumption is that that the BIOS might have some sort of problem, but that is my guess. What is the next step to repair this computer? Please help.