Well, I finally got around to reading the DG chassis manual.
I had everything hooked up. I had taken all the cards off the
main bus board and plugged it in.
I pushed the power button.Dunh Duhn Daaah!
The backlight of the power switch came on a glowed a pretty red, the enormous PSU hummed lightly, and then.... Pop! A light blue flash, the smell of ozone.. and I knew one of the big capacitors was just too old, probably out of electrolyte, and had given up the ghost.
This is most disheartening.
I knew that this was probably the case, but one can hope for the improbable.
I hate to seem like a quitter, but I simply don't have time to go through individual components every time I want to try to fire this thing up.
May be time to call a couple museums, collectors, and aficionados to
see what it's worth now that I know it will take considerable rebuilding.
Then, maybe a private auction. :(