Cisco 7200 Console port not functioning

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by mdk@iping.org, May 19, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a cisco 7200 that I was conected to a few days via Hyperterm and
    everything as wrking fine.

    Now when I boot the box it boots with a consol cable attached I am able
    to see the boot process but when I get to the stage where it says press
    return to continu the keyboard functions do not seem to be working.

    I have reseated all cards in the system as I thought this may be
    causing a problem with the console port.

    If I use the same cable and connector to connect to another router it
    works fine. The cable is one of the silver ones.

    Here is a Screen dump of the boot process:)


    System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(20000914:181332) [bwhatley-npe200 102],
    DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    C7200 platform with 98304 Kbytes of main memory

    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

    Self decompressing the image :
    ##########################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################
    [OK]


    %SYS-4-CONFIG_NEWER: Configuration from version 12.1 may not be
    correctly understood
    Can't set restart-delay for this interface
    Can't set restart-delay for this interface
    Can't set restart-delay for this interface
    Can't set restart-delay for this interface
    %SYS-6-BOOT_MESSAGES: Messages above this line are from the boot
    loader.
    Self decompressing the image :
    ############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################
    [OK]


    Restricted Rights Legend

    Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
    subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
    (c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
    Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
    (c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
    Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

    cisco Systems, Inc.
    170 West Tasman Drive
    San Jose, California 95134-1706



    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-IS-M), Version 12.1(8a)E, EARLY
    DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Mon 09-Jul-01 01:26 by hqluong
    Image text-base: 0x60008950, data-base: 0x61152000

    cisco 7204 (NPE150) processor (revision B) with 81920K/16384K bytes of
    memory.
    Processor board ID 5117097
    R4700 CPU at 150Mhz, Implementation 33, Rev 1.0, 512KB L2 Cache
    4 slot midplane, Version 1.0

    Last reset from power-on
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    4 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    4 Serial network interface(s)
    9 ATM network interface(s)
    125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    1024K bytes of packet SRAM memory.

    16384K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 1 (Sector size 128K).
    4096K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).


    Press RETURN to get started!

    If I press RETURN here I get no response

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
    , May 19, 2005
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  2. Garry Guest

    wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have a cisco 7200 that I was conected to a few days via Hyperterm and
    > everything as wrking fine.
    >
    > Now when I boot the box it boots with a consol cable attached I am able
    > to see the boot process but when I get to the stage where it says press
    > return to continu the keyboard functions do not seem to be working.


    Could it be that you have changed the settings of your terminal program?
    It should be configured to HW Handshake, no XON/XOFF ... also, could the
    cable be damaged? And lastly, did you try to hook the cable to the AUX
    port and see if you could do anything on it? (only works after the
    router is fully up)

    -gg
     
    Garry, May 22, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Yea I have a Cisco 4500 just above the 7200 and when I connect the
    cable to that it works fine so I am assuming the cable is fine but I
    will try a new one just to see.

    If I try to use the break sequence when the 7200 is booting I do not
    get into the router. It seems like the video output from the console
    port is working fine but the imput is not functioning.

    All the settings are the same as they were last week for terminal
    program.

    M
     
    , May 23, 2005
    #3
  4. Hansang Bae Guest

    wrote:

    > Yea I have a Cisco 4500 just above the 7200 and when I connect the
    > cable to that it works fine so I am assuming the cable is fine but I
    > will try a new one just to see.
    >
    > If I try to use the break sequence when the 7200 is booting I do not
    > get into the router. It seems like the video output from the console
    > port is working fine but the imput is not functioning.
    >
    > All the settings are the same as they were last week for terminal
    > program.



    Some hardware flavors are move finicky then others. Try a different
    program like Tera Term. Make sure your flow control is set to NONE.



    --

    hsb


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    Hansang Bae, May 24, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Yea I have tried the following

    New cables and new connectors.
    New telnet program
    Reseated all cards and interfaces
    All Different settings in Terminal program

    Booted without boot memory to force to go into boot mode


    After doing all of these things I still have the same problem that I
    see the system booting but I am unable to interact with the Router via
    the keyboard and Console port.

    What is the likleyhood that there is a hardware malfunction on the
    console port on the router that is not letting test be recieved from my
    computer?

    M
     
    , May 25, 2005
    #5
  6. Hansang Bae Guest

    wrote:

    > Yea I have tried the following
    >
    > New cables and new connectors.
    > New telnet program
    > Reseated all cards and interfaces
    > All Different settings in Terminal program
    >
    > Booted without boot memory to force to go into boot mode
    >
    >
    > After doing all of these things I still have the same problem that I
    > see the system booting but I am unable to interact with the Router via
    > the keyboard and Console port.
    >
    > What is the likleyhood that there is a hardware malfunction on the
    > console port on the router that is not letting test be recieved from
    > my computer?



    It's always possible. But as I recall, the model you're talking about
    didn't have ISDN near the console port. That's how most people blow
    out the console port. But if you tried all of the above (*including*
    changing flow control to NONE), then it must be bad hardware.

    --

    hsb


    "Somehow I imagined this experience would be more rewarding" Calvin
    **************************ROT13 MY ADDRESS*************************
    Due to the volume of email that I receive, I may not not be able to
    reply to emails sent to my account. Please post a followup instead.
    ********************************************************************
     
    Hansang Bae, May 26, 2005
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