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===Airtop2 BIOS reset:===
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== I can't turn on the computer, it doesn't wake up ==
# Power down the PC and unplug the power cable.
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# Open the service door.
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# Remove the disks cartridge.
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# Reset the BIOS by pressing the low profile push button SW4 (RTC_RST).
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# Mount the disks cartridge and close the door.
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# Plug the power and power up the PC (either auto-on or pressing power button).
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[[File:Airtop2-bios-reset.gif|border|750px]]
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===Check memory (RAM)===
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* Please use the [[Airtop2 LED behavior description]] for further diagnostics.
Verify RAM modules are installed. The system will not boot without it.
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'''LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module'''
  
===Check storage (HDD/SSD):===
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===1. Check power supply (PSU)===
Verify power up without storage. Sometimes damaged drives may cause the overall system to malfunction.
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*Make sure the LED on the power brick is lit.
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*Make sure the DC cable is not damaged and connected properly to the machine.
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*Make sure the AC cord is properly plugged to both sides (power brick and to the wall).
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*Try to plug the DC cable to the alternative DC socket on the Airtop2.
  
===Check power supply (PSU):===
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===2. Check memory (RAM)===
*Verify the power supply is not damaged and functions properly.
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*Verify diagnostic LED (R) lit <span style="background:Green">Green</span>*.
*If you have another power supply use it to eliminate and determine the failing side.
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*If lit in <span style="background:yellow">Yellow</span> it means memory initialization has failed.
*In case you use other power supply make sure it provides uninterrupted power and stable grounding.
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*Verify RAM modules seated correctly and firmly in their respective sockets.
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*Try to eliminate faulty memory sticks by swapping them with one another.
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'''*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module'''
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===3. Check Peripherals (HDD/SSD/USB)===
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*Unplug peripherals and try to power up with bare minimum, that includes HDD/SSD/USB devices.
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*Verify power up without storage. Sometimes damaged drives may cause the overall system to malfunction.
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===4. Airtop2 BIOS reset===
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*Power down the PC and unplug the power cable.
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*Open the service door.
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*Remove the disks cartridge.
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*Reset the BIOS by pressing the low profile push button SW1 (RTC_RST).
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*Mount the disks cartridge and close the door.
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*Plug the power and power up the PC (either auto-on or pressing power button).
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[[File:Airtop2-bios-reset.gif]]
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    '''LED-B (BIOS)*'''
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    This LED is <span style="background:yellow">Yellow</span> after display initialization.
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    If BIOS setup menu is needed, the DEL button is functional from the moment the B-LED is <span style="background:yellow">Yellow</span>.
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    The B-LED is <span style="background:Green">Green</span> when the OS takes charge of the system.
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'''*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module'''
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== Airtop2 with Linux starts up with flickering/bad display ==
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* [[Airtop2 running on embedded GPU is flickering/bad display on Linux]]
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== I don't have any display output, there's nothing on the screen ==
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===1. Screen functionality and connectivity===
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* Make sure both power and display cables are connected firmly on both sides.
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* Advise the H(Hdmi)/D(Display port) LEDS, <span style="background:Green">Green</span> means the cable is connected to the monitor properly.*
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* Make sure the screen is turned On and is functioning.
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* The best way to check screen functionality is by connecting to a good known working machine.
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'''*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module'''
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===2. Validate memory===
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*Display issues on POST are a common symptom of incorrectly assembled or bad Memory DIMMS
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*Please refer to [http://fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Airtop2_Troubleshooting#2._Check_memory_.28RAM.29 Check memory RAM] to diagnose Memory
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[[Category:Airtop2]]

Latest revision as of 09:14, 6 January 2019

I can't turn on the computer, it doesn't wake up

LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module

1. Check power supply (PSU)

  • Make sure the LED on the power brick is lit.
  • Make sure the DC cable is not damaged and connected properly to the machine.
  • Make sure the AC cord is properly plugged to both sides (power brick and to the wall).
  • Try to plug the DC cable to the alternative DC socket on the Airtop2.

2. Check memory (RAM)

  • Verify diagnostic LED (R) lit Green*.
  • If lit in Yellow it means memory initialization has failed.
  • Verify RAM modules seated correctly and firmly in their respective sockets.
  • Try to eliminate faulty memory sticks by swapping them with one another.

*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module

3. Check Peripherals (HDD/SSD/USB)

  • Unplug peripherals and try to power up with bare minimum, that includes HDD/SSD/USB devices.
  • Verify power up without storage. Sometimes damaged drives may cause the overall system to malfunction.

4. Airtop2 BIOS reset

  • Power down the PC and unplug the power cable.
  • Open the service door.
  • Remove the disks cartridge.
  • Reset the BIOS by pressing the low profile push button SW1 (RTC_RST).
  • Mount the disks cartridge and close the door.
  • Plug the power and power up the PC (either auto-on or pressing power button).

Airtop2-bios-reset.gif

   LED-B (BIOS)*
   This LED is Yellow after display initialization.
   If BIOS setup menu is needed, the DEL button is functional from the moment the B-LED is Yellow.
   The B-LED is Green when the OS takes charge of the system.

*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module

Airtop2 with Linux starts up with flickering/bad display

I don't have any display output, there's nothing on the screen

1. Screen functionality and connectivity

  • Make sure both power and display cables are connected firmly on both sides.
  • Advise the H(Hdmi)/D(Display port) LEDS, Green means the cable is connected to the monitor properly.*
  • Make sure the screen is turned On and is functioning.
  • The best way to check screen functionality is by connecting to a good known working machine.

*LED Diagnostics feature is available only for models configured the with FM-AT2 FACE module

2. Validate memory

  • Display issues on POST are a common symptom of incorrectly assembled or bad Memory DIMMS
  • Please refer to Check memory RAM to diagnose Memory