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Postby zoli » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:20 pm

Hello,

Does anybody knows what is the CPU fan specification, pinout and requirements for an DEC Alpha Server 800?

Seems it uses some special fan because the same type of PC fans does not work even if the connector is the same.

...actually, this question is directed to MikeR, but it would be useful to share this information with everybody.

Thank you in advance.
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Postby miker_alpha » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:57 pm

Just starting the weekend, and catching up;
Unfortunately will not be at work till Tues-Wed, but I'll try to look it up.
Have you checked the P.S? Perhaps the 12V is out (IIRC the fan runs on 12V -- it should say on the fan) ... Or try feeding the fan (momentarily) from another P.S.
Is there a little thermistor on the fan to control it's speed? If there is you could try shorting it out to get the fan working at full speed

Also, I think an ordinary PC fan _should_ work - Im almost sure they work on an Alphaserver 2xx/3xx/4xx -- grab a AVOmeter!

Good luck!
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Postby afonic » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:41 am

If miker knows what voltage each pin on the connector should give you could check with a multimeter (if you have one!). :D

But then again I guess miker is more like a software guy than a hardware one. :) (correct me if I guessed wrong)
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Postby zoli » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:44 pm

Hello,

here is the data from the original fan:
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Sensflow
DC brushless
model: WFC1212BE
DC12V 0.65A -BF00
Made by: Delta Electronics Inc, China


Well, it looked quite easy, but seems it is more challenging to find a replacement for this fan...

Actually, while writing this I got an idea.
I opened the fan and dropped some paraffin drops... that made the fan moving again.

After shabath I will install into the box and we'll see the result.

Haha... my grandpa used to say: help yourself and God will help you too :)
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Postby zoli » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:51 am

... it worked. :)
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Postby sjaz » Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:58 am

Thats great news, well done Z :)
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Postby miker_alpha » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:56 am

... so I guess I'm off the hook on that one.
(as someone mentioned I do OpenVMS SW, though I have same access to HW information.)

Good for you Zoli!

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Postby zoli » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:09 pm

haha... this AS800 gives up slowly.

Here is the update:

Not it stopped and can not start.
It beeps 1-2-4 what means:
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1-2-4 Backup cache error. Replace the CPU daughter board
(Chapter 7).
The system can be operated with
the B-cache disabled until a
replacement CPU daughter board is
available. Bank 1 of the J1 jumper
on the CPU daughter board is used
to disable the B-cache. Refer to
Appendix A.


I'll try to do it during the weekend.
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