My 7830 went dead from one day to the next... (not related to an upgrade)
The status led shows '8.' immediately after the box gets power, and when switched on, all lights on the front panel go on, and that's it... totally dead.
On the SBC, CR4 is OK, CR7 is always off, CR9 is always off.
Checked the hdd (with a PC), seems good, good SMART data. SD card looks fine as well...
Could replace the SBC, but I guess that's economical non-sense... and doing it myself, while it looks not complicated (had the SBC off, already), I don't know to what extent the 'transfer' (hdd, sd,...) is easy or feasible without insider knowledge (got the service manual), ex: what about the NVM ? Can it be setup "from scratch" with a new SBC ?
Any advice, before it goes to the trash ??
(no, this machine has no maintenance contract whatsoever)
These are the steps to repair/diagnose Post Code 8:
If the test halts on POST code 8, check the following:
so, you must start with new SD card (xerox part no. 237E27070).
What's special with these SD cards ?? Is there any way to replace it with a blank one ?? I doubt that I'll be able to find anyone selling these here in Belgium (/Europe). Btw the one inside had ref. 237E26272 (it's also written "V04401 (SL)" )
I looked after these references on the Net, with no luck... as stated, I've got no contract whatsoever, so I doubt any official Xerox distributor will accept to order just that one card...
Because I don't know if these are supposed to be readable on a PC, but any card reader on my Mac and Windows PCs report 'no media', so I guess the card is dead (??), so the data is gone anyway... I'm thus wondering what data will be on some 'generic' SD card that Xerox is selling, maybe specific to the model, but certainly without anything specific to my device...?
SD card contains information/software for specific model, so it is not "blank". If you will use a blank SD card you have not loosing anything but the machine will not boot anyway. You can have a chance if you know another good machine (7830/35 and not 7845/55 which it have another image/software) to clone the SD card image and to write it on a new SD card.