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Recording Failure Information on Returned Hardware

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037306D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Douskey, SM [+details]

Abstract

Described is a method of using a nonvolatile RAM and modification of error isolation software to ship pertinent information on a failure along with parts back to a factory for analysis. Information returned with parts from field failures is very often incomplete, inaccurate, or nonexistent. This technique addresses this problem.