Subject: PC SERVER 330: MALFUNCTIONS w/ full length ADAPTER in SLOT 6
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Record number: H126380
Hit count: UHC00000
Success count: USC0000
Publication code: PC50
Tip key: 026
Date created: O98/07/07
Date last altered: A98/07/07
Owning B.U.: USA
Abstract: PC SERVER 330: MALFUNCTIONS w/ full length ADAPTER in SLOT 6
The PC Server 330 Type 8640 model PB0, PM0, PT0, 11Y should not be configured with a full-length PCI Adapter in System Slot 6 (closest to the Power Supply).
If a full-length PCI Adapter IS configured in System Slot 6, there is risk of one end of the Adapter touching the DASD Cage which may result in component leads / pins of the Adapter shorting to Chassis ground via the DASD Cage causing malfunctions of the Adapter.
Half Length Adapters are not exposed to this risk therefore preferred in Slot 6.
No problems exist with full-length PCI Adapters fitting into the other 5 System Slots.