Telestra 3 App Note

Preparing the Telestra 3 for Access to a Secure Area (#68)

This section is provided as a guide on how to clear common memory systems used on ASTi Telestra platforms. Due to the wide variety of security requirements, this guide may not cover all installations. Please consult your security officer for information on your specific security requirements.

For a list of the types of memory in your ASTi systems and peripherals, please contact ASTi for the "Non-Volatile Memory List".

This guide covers systems with BIOS identifiers:

  • RG84510A.86A.xxxx.Pxx
  • BF86510A.86A.xxxx.Pxx
  • EV91510A.86A.xxxx.Pxx
  • NT94510J.86A.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx

NOTE: In order to clear the CMOS, the user is required to open the Telestra chassis and remove the CMOS battery. Opening the Telestra cover voids the warranty included with the hardware. If you are going to perform this step, contact ASTi with the serial number(s) of the platform(s) in question. If the system must be returned for repair at a later date, ASTi reserves the right to void the warranty if it appears the unit was damaged during this process.


Clearing Telestra RAM

By definition, RAM is cleared when power is removed from the system. To clear the RAM:

  1. Remove the power cord from the Telestra system.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. RAM is cleared.

Clearing CMOS

Warning: This step may void the product warranty; see above. Prior to clearing the CMOS, provide the following information to ASTi for our records:

  • Customer contact information
  • Serial number(s) of system(s) in question
  • Reason for opening the system

Email this information to support@asti-usa.com PRIOR to removing the CMOS battery. Then, proceed with the following procedure, if required:

  1. Remove the power cord from the Telestra system.
  2. Remove the top cover from the Telestra.
  3. After properly grounding yourself, carefully remove the CMOS battery.
  4. Wait 30 seconds.
  5. Reinsert CMOS battery and replace top cover.
  6. Follow the Telestra Cold Start Procedure (DOC-01-TELS-CS-3) to set the BIOS.

Formatting the Hard drive

The hard drive is formatted during the Telestra Cold Start procedure. Follow the directions in the Telestra Cold Start document.