After upgrading to software version 4.0 the Obsession II console will not come online. The video display shows the ETC splash screen and a row of dots across the bottom of the screen. The message "Node code transfer FAILED" is displayed on the diagnostic screen (or message log) during the software installation procedure.
In Obsession software versions 3.x and 4.0, there was a problem where during a software upgrade the Obsession II processor unit would wait only about a minute for the console to complete its software download via the network. In some cases, the processor unit would not wait enough time causing the console code to become corrupted. This problem was identified and documented on October 9th, 1998. This problem was fixed in the next release software version 4.1.1.
The work around for this problem is to copy the files to the facepanel by diskette.
To do this follow the procedure below: