Start up screen color diag question

dwburman

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I've been asked to look at a (Amiga 2000HD) Toaster that's been malfunctioning. Sometimes it starts up and other times it doesn't.

When it doesn't work it doesn't even boot. Does anyone know/remember what the different screen colors mean when you turn an Amiga on? When it boots normally it's a grey screen.

I'm getting a green screen (I can here the HD spinning up)
I've had a yellow screen too (after a computer crash)

Thanks
 

mgrusin

Cartoon-based life form
Here's the quick list:

Dark gray: Ok Hardware
Light gray: Ok Software
Red: Bad ROM Checksum
Green: Bad RAM
Blue: Bad Custom Chips
Yellow: Exception

Search for "amiga repair" or similar and you should find text files describing this in more detail. My trusty 2000 got a red screen just last week :(, if I wasn't so busy editing on the T2 I'd take it out to the shop and raise it on the lift...

Good luck! -MG
 
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