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Offline Sk8er000

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PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« on: 11:15, 23 September 19 »
Hello,
Yesterday I've found a PC2086/30 with keyboard keylock keys but I'm a total noob regarding this model.
I've inspected the inside and cleaned a bit (it certainly need a more accurate cleaning and maybe a preventive recap) and it seems ok.
It comes with a standard HDD and the 3.5" floppy drive.
The first time I powered on the pc it turned on for a couple of seconds and then it powered off itself.
On the second try it booted "normally" but after a while I got a message that asks to check the keyboard, mouse and keylock and I can't go on.
The num lock on the keyboard is blinking, the keylock is open, but I don't have the mouse.
Do I need a suitable mouse to go further on the boot sequence or this "issue" is caused from something else?


Thank you in advance


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Re: PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« Reply #1 on: 00:41, 24 September 19 »
This beauty should boot without mouse, but if you need one, look on ebay for an old serial PC mouse, it should work


try booting without the keyboard as well


I will have a look at the weekend, I may have an old boot floppy from my Amstrad Euro AT, which should boot the 2086 as well
« Last Edit: 00:43, 24 September 19 by SkulleateR »

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Re: PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« Reply #2 on: 00:53, 24 September 19 »
My recollection is that it'll boot without the mouse, but needs the keyboard. If you do get a serial mouse be sure to plug it into the serial port, not the mouse port!

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Re: PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« Reply #3 on: 01:04, 24 September 19 »

Thank you everyone for the answers! ;D
If it can boot without the mouse then I've got to figure out where con be the issue. No matter what I've tried but I always get the following message:

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Amstrad plc.
Last used at 00.00 on 01 January 1980.
Check keylock switch, keyboard and mouse.
The times is always 00.00 but I'm running the pc without the 4 AA batteries.
Since the keyboard led is blinking I'll try to check with the tester if the keylock is closing and opening properly.
If can be helpful I'll post some images of the motherbard
« Last Edit: 01:06, 24 September 19 by Sk8er000 »


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Re: PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« Reply #5 on: 17:22, 24 September 19 »
So, today I've inspected a little deeper the PC.
I've checked the keylock switch with the tester and it seems to work properly.
Here are some pics of the motherboard:



http://imgur.com/a/6SrXd1g


The first time I've powered on the PC after a couple of days it turned off itself alfter a couple of seconds like the first time. Tried to power on some seconds after and it booted. The first boot is quite different from the other beacuse it says that the disk is not ready and to change the batteries (that are not present). The other boots are showed on this video:



https://drive.google.com/file/d/16M00T2WfdAaZDLXsOtgjTEpamdOg4hLy/view?usp=drivesdk




I've tried to search for some sort of shortcut to see if there's something regardin the mouse byybass but with no luck

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Re: PC2086/30 stuck at boot
« Reply #6 on: 09:48, 11 October 19 »
Little update, I've bought a new old stock mouse but the message is still the same this time "hard disk not ready" remains at every boot but i got "Check keylock switch, keyboard and mouse" as last message