Re: Reset of Ultralite

Brian Smithson (brian)
Mon, 13 Apr 92 13:35:34 PDT

> My usually reliable UltraLite has developed a very annoying problem. After
> turning it on it will run for 15 seconds to 5 minutes or forever and then
> reset.

What kind of reset? A soft reboot? Hard reboot (i.e. does a memory test)?
Complete power-off? I was able under some strange circumstances to get my
UltraLite to power itself off! In fact, I was kind of wondering if anyone
had experimented with various interrupts on the UltraLite to see if there
was an interrupt for power-off.

Does it do this within an application and in response to some kind of system
activity, or is it just idle, sitting there with the COMMAND.COM prompt?

> The power
> on/off switch in the upper left corner seems to be wobbly but it has been
> this way since I got the machine from IME in August 1991.

The power switch is wobbly on all (two) of the UltraLites I've seen. I think
that it is a momentary contact in the "on" posistion so that power can be
engaged in such a way that it can be turned "off" by software.

Sorry I don't have any direct help for you. Please post your findings.

-Brian Smithson
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