Hi All.....New member here. I've spent the last 5 hours searching the web and here and there on several forums, but no luck, so I registered here and checking in for some possible help......
Have had a bunch of pc, workstation, supercomputer and general electronics experience in the past, but my first Panel PC problem just came up today on wife's 4 year old computerized longarm sewing machine. It's made by Handi-Quilter and is a earlier version of this.....Pro-Stitcher It's out of warranty.
The PC is made by IEI, and is a Model# AFL-08A. I found a good User Guide pdf at their website.....
The problem is when it powers up, it gets through a test page of BIOS startup(flashes by to fast to read anything, but got a pic below but very blurry), then about 15 seconds later a MS error box appears with three sequential error windows that 3 files are corrupted. winlogon.exe, services.exe, lsass.exe
Then the screen goes blank and the only thing left is the cursor, which moves around by finger, but nothing else. I'd like to connect a keyboard to it so I can access the startup BIOS, etc. It has 3 Com ports, ports 1 & 2 are for the x-y tables of the machine, and the user guide talks about a Com 3 but there's no reference to which connector it is.
I opened it up, found the SO-DIMM heat sink tilted, removed and fixed that and reseated the card, then removed the Compact Flash and reseated it. Acts the same on several retries as it did when it first failed. Note I used my anti-static strap when I worked inside.
Has anyone had experience with one of these IEI Panel PC's, and any pointers to connecting a keyboard to it. The pdf appears to assume one knows where to connect it, but no help on actually how to. I think either the CF is bad, or some other motherboard failure, or DIMM failure. I'd like to run diags.
Edited by richpc, 12 April 2014 - 08:08 PM.