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Sun Blade[tm] 1000 Workstation: Repair Procedures

This section provides the most common repair procedures for the Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Blade 2000 workstations, which are included in the following manual:

Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Blade 2000 Service Manual (816-3217)

The following table provides the page numbers for each procedure.

Component Tips
CPU Module
  • Guidelines for understanding and diagnosing UltraSPARC III Level 2 (L2) SRAM Cache Memory Errors (FIN I0887-1).
Disk Drive
  • Improved firmware for Seagate 10K.6 disk drives will reduce the incidence of unexpected outages due to a spindle motor issue (I1136-1).
  • Power management issue causes loss of access to internal fiber channel disks on the Sun Blade 1000/2000, Sun Fire V880, V480, and 280R (FIN I0888-1).
  • Seagate ST336605FC 36GB and ST373405FC 73G drives could be susceptible to label corruption (FIN I0816-1).
  • Solaris[TM] Operating System: Error installing Solaris on ST318304 FC-AL disk drives: Could not create Solaris disk label (VTOC) (Problem article 1005941.1).
  • Recovering from a failed FCAL boot disk (Problem Resolution 1008580.1).
  • Correcting device paths when replacing fiber boot disks after a ufsrestore (How To article 1003103.1).
Graphics Card
  • The 'fbconfig' (1M) command may return incorrect part number for XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator (FIN I0945-1).
  • SunBlade 1000/2000 and Ultra 60/80 systems may exhibit a blank screen upon boot up with an XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator installed (FCO A0200-1).
  • Best Practices Guide for Memory Errors for diagnosing UltraSPARC III memory errors now available (FIN I1018-1).
  • Diagnosing Main Memory errors versus L2SRAM errors on UltraSPARC III and UltraSPARC III Cu systems (FIN I0954-1).
  • New 256MB and 512MB LC1 DIMMs are now available ONLY for the Sun Blade 1000/2000 and Sun Fire 280R platforms (FIN I0883-1).
  • On certain Sun Systems a small number of 512MB and 1GB Micron DIMMs may experience premature failures with Uncorrectable Memory Error (UE) messages. (FAB 1000920.1) (formerly FCO A0285-1)
  • A sub-population of DIMMs that shipped between 2001 and 2002 on the below platforms are showing significantly lower reliability than expected (FCO A0253-1).
  • Systems containing 256MB Samsung B-die DIMMs, having a module date code between 0115 and 0127 (built between weeks 15 and 27 of 2001), may experience Uncorrectable Memory Errors (UE). This can lead to System Panics (FCO A0223-1).
  • Sun Blade 1000 workstations with 128MB DIMMs may have intermittant Single Bit Correctable Errors (FCO A0181-1).
PCI Card
  • UltraSPARC III systems may panic due to a conflict between the Schizo 2.4 ASIC and the GigaSwift Ethernet PCI Card (FIN I0874-1).
  • SunPCi II and SunPCi IIpro cards may not respond after rapid/successive power cycling (FCO A0186-1).
Smart Card Reader
  • Solaris 8 patches required for Smart Card Reader operation on Sun Blade 100, 1000, and 2000 systems (FIN I0868-1).
System Board
  • UltraSPARC III and III+ based platforms could be susceptible to UCC errors that may cause system panics (FIN I0856-1).

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