ICIMACS for the MSU 2Kx2K Camera: Hardware Startup Procedure

12/18/97 : JAM

(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System)


ICIMACS Startup Procedure:

If the external SCSI cable is connected between the IC and another computer, both computers should be started at the same time; otherwise both machines may not be able to use their shared SCSI disk.

1) Check that the cables behind the IC correspond to their labels on the IC case

2) Turn on the IC (and any other computer connected to it). Make sure both of the IC monitors are on. Let it run until it reaches the DOS prompt, or the IC program starts. If you are at the DOS prompt, type MSU to start the MSU program. Wait until you get the HAWLEY% prompt at the bottom of the screen.

3) There is now a row of status "lights" on the monochrome monitor, between the status window and the command window. You should see the following on the IC:
-DISK +SEQUENCER IE READY +BURST THAWED VERBOSE

Ignore the blank spaces; they are not used with this camera. If you get something else, check the trouble shooting procedures. The ultimate fix is simply to restart.


Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: December 18, 1997 [jam]