Can you try to reimage the PXI controller and see if that works, before I send down another one. Look at these instructions:
Here is the link to the 8105 Manual. On page 2-16 the specific instructions for Hard Drive Recovery are listed.
Its really easy. You have to hold down F4 on the initial boot and then a utility launches that will begin the recovery process.
How did it go with the re-imaging process? Did that work?
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Reimage the PXI Controller
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Yeah we'll get that done this weekend.
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Sorry for the delaybut we didn't get a chance to do it this weekend. We will definately get to it tomorrow afternoon so we'll let you know how it goes.
I talked to tech support about re-imaging the PXI to see if there was any way to access the hard drive recovery and they told me that if I can't access the bios and the controll module is un-responsive upon power up then it is definately a hard ware issue.
I then tested the Voltages on the back pins of the chassis to confirm that it was operating correctly so it's likely a controll module hardware issue (this was the consesnus of tech support).
So if you have a controll module that can drop into that chassis that might be a good solution. We also had some questions on simulating instruments like the FlexRIOs and adapter modules and wanted to know if you had any free time for a call tomorrow morning.
You can call me on my cell phone between 07:00-09:00 am at 505-553-5683. I will be in meetings until about 4:00 pm.
The controller is in the mail. I am shipping it via FedEx and here is the tracking number:
I have Windows 7 and all of the software installed on the controller. It is ready to go...and you all are setup for success with this.