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Old 01-25-2018, 10:05 AM
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Hi guys. I have a SC48 probably 6 years old that's been relatively flawless. Lately it started crashing into backup mode, usually after a cold boot after it's been stored. Once it's recovered from 1 or 2 crashes, it stable. Before I open it up and start reseating everything, I want to get some opinions on potential common causes. Might it be:

1 - ribbon cables & connectors?
2 - failing boot drive?
3 - corrupt show file? (I usually load the same start file from 2 years ago)
3 - [your answer here]

I haven't had the board open since it was new & I installed the IO16 in it. If I go digging into it, I think I'll replace the boot drive with an SSD.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:47 AM
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Your list looks pretty spot on, I would suggest giving support a call though.

#3 would be very easy to check if you just clear console,
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:55 AM
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From my similar experiences with a Profile system, I would recommend checking and cleaning the RAM first. In my case it didn't help as the motherboard was dying. So that'd be my second guess. Never saw a corrupt show file do this kind of thing.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:12 AM
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When's the last time you changed the BIOS battery? I found out about this the hard way. Entire service brought down by a $2 battery.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:13 AM
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When's the last time you changed the BIOS battery? I found out about this the hard way. Entire service brought down by a $2 battery.
Well, the clock hasn't lost time. So the battery is probably ok. But I'll replace it when I dig into it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:16 AM
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Your list looks pretty spot on, I would suggest giving support a call though.

#3 would be very easy to check if you just clear console,
Thanks Ryan. I'll call support for sure.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:57 AM
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Well, the clock hasn't lost time. So the battery is probably ok. But I'll replace it when I dig into it.
Are you getting the Windows "blue screen of death" at all? If that happens intermittently but everything is fine once it fully boots, then it's definitely the BIOS battery. Good luck, hope that's all that it is.
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Are you getting the Windows "blue screen of death" at all? If that happens intermittently but everything is fine once it fully boots, then it's definitely the BIOS battery. Good luck, hope that's all that it is.

No BSoD - yet...
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:09 AM
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Just wanted to follow up. After reseating just about everything I could get my hands on short of completely disassembling the DSP board sandwich, I haven't had any further crashes.

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