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February 11, 2019, 09:48:52 PM
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Hello everyone
I have a big problem, my system (Abb irb 1400 S4C) don't boot

The thing is that I have inserted the wrong key disk and boot disk 1
After it my system froze and it printer "Don't turn off the system, Wait... "anything happened
it froze and continued indefinitely.
So I turned the system off and I when I turn it on, I see only like load screen and timer (00001,00002...) and nothing happens

So I can't install the system
I tried to pull out batteries but nothing

Please tell what it could be
Did someone have this problem?

I would be very grateful for any suggestions.
Thank you!!!
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 10:38:11 PM by PaulSola »

Today at 04:36:33 PM
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February 12, 2019, 10:36:04 PM
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I have read similar topics about this problem and I have some questions:
my system is Abb rib 1400 m97a

1) Does the system has its own (BIOS)? If yes where is it located? Could BIOS be corrupted? What happens when the system starts without BaseWare?
2) Does m97a has Flash memory? And also if yes where is it...
3) Does teachPedant has its own memory and what is written on it?
4) I have found some information in posts about image.bin and one of the solutions the problem is do delete image.bin and the system will rebuild it, so the question is does my system (m97a) have img file, can I perform this operation? And I don't quite understand how could the system rebuild this file. What is the role of img file? (is it bios?)
Here[/url] is an article about HyperTerm(inal) on Win 7 (or above).

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5) When I see red Leds on main comp, robot comp and memory - what it means?
6) In one of the topics I have read the solution of kind of my problem - replace teachPedant (so how could change of teachPedants have influence on booting the system)
7)I have another robot computer and memory, so the question is : Is it safe to change them (if I damaged (or corrupted) something on the boards, then I’m afraid to insert new cards to NOT to have damage on new cards (maybe something wrong could be installed on it))

Please answer if you have any answers on any questions
I have big amount of question but I will be so thankful if you could answer it.

Thank you!!!
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 10:47:18 PM by PaulSola »

February 25, 2019, 07:53:49 AM
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maybe someone knows the answer to any question?

Thank you!

February 25, 2019, 01:49:08 PM
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I think, You try dismount and mount the main computer board and/or memory board.(And waiting few seconds between dismounting and mounting.) If You have lucky, restart boot process.

February 26, 2019, 05:16:51 AM
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Regarding your questions:
1) The BIOS is stored on the Robot CPU board in a flash RAM IC.  It updates when loading software of a newer revision of the same software or when updating to a version, 3.1 -> 3.2.  DO NOT go backwards in software versions as it will corrupt the BIOS.
2) I assume you mean a flash drive type hard drive?  No.  That is the S4C+ and newer.
3) Memory in the teach pendant is used internally for the operation of the pendant.
4) The S4C does not use images.  That is done by the S4C+ and newer.  The service port information is also for the S4C+ and newer.
5) It means they are in an error state.
6) If the reason you don't have communications with the controller is a bad teach pendant, then changing the teach pendant will help.
7) If you have a corrupt Robot CPU, then change it.  Just be very aware that going backwards in software versions will likely corrupt the memory in it.  BW3.0->BW3.1=YES and BW3.1->BW3.2=YES.  BW 3.2->BW3.1=NO and BW3.1->BW3.0=NO

February 26, 2019, 02:51:31 PM
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Thank you for your answers!

February 27, 2019, 01:01:33 PM
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Could you please tell me can I replace robot computer on which was installed baseWare 3.2?

So, my irb2400 is running on baseWare 3.1 and I have spare robot computer but it was working with baseWare 3.2

So I can’t use this card?
It will also corrupt the BIOS?

Thank you.

Today at 04:36:33 PM
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March 09, 2019, 02:46:21 AM
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Regarding S4C robot computer boards:

3.1 -> 3.2 =  :top:

3.2 -> 3.1 =  :down:

I was told years ago that the larger 3.2 BIOS overwrites the smaller 3.1 BIOS.  When you load the smaller 3.1 back in, it doesn't completely overwrite the 3.2.  The lack of deleting the BIOS memory area before loading and lack of an EOF (End-Of-File) marker allows what is left of the 3.2 BIOS to append to and corrupt the 3.1 BIOS.  Since there is no provision for clearing the flash ROM, the IC is usually removed, cleared on a programmer and reinstalled.

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