Discussion Category: Scintillation Counters
LS 6500 and WYSE Thin Terminal BIOS defaults
I spent the past few weeks troubleshooting our LS 6500 after the Thin Terminal LCD panel died (WT9650XE). Tried to work around the issue by using a PCI graphics card and external monitor, but it only ever displayed the "Wyse Winterm" yellow box screen and beeped, never advancing to the Beckman counter layout. As such, I went ahead and replaced the soldered-on LCD breakout with an actual HD15 VGA port. While I could confirm the port worked, it never gave a readable signal for a monitor. However, during the process I had reset the CMOS and erased the BIOS settings, which might have caused this. Does anyone recall the correct BIOS settings to get the terminal to recognize and boot from the Beckman IDE drive? Or perhaps it is fine and there are secondary issues I've overlooked. I have some photos of the setup here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TGbgKNUgeYu3MPQg9 As a side question, I had also tried to use the PC Software Library to at least communicate with the 6500 using a regular PC over serial, but it failed to run on any modern computer. Has anyone had luck communicating over serial without the Wyse terminal, and alternative software for it?
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