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    EPSON ACTION PC 2000 USER’S GUIDE[...]

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    EPSON ® User’s Guide @ Printed on recycled paper with 10% post-consumer content[...]

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Epson America makes no representations or warranties, either[...]

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    Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. Foll[...]

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    Importantes instructions de s&wit6 Lire attentivement les instructions suivantes et les conserv[...]

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    Introduction Your new EPSON ® computer provides the following features: Cyrix ® 486SLC2-50 micr[...]

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    0 On-board support for up to two IDE hard disk drives and two diskette drives (or one diskette drive[...]

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    Energy Savings In standard configurations, this computer complies with the United States Environment[...]

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    Drives Your system supports up to four mass storage devices, including hard disk drives, diskette dr[...]

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    Appendix A lists the specifications of your computer. At the end of this manual you’ll find a Glo[...]

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    If you purchased your computer outside the United States or Canada, contact your EPSON dealer or the[...]

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    Contents Introduction VGA Drivers ............................... 2 Energy Savings ...............[...]

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    Setting Chip Set Feature Control Options .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Green[...]

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    Reconnecting the Cables to the Diskette Drive .... Removing a Hard Disk Drive From the Mounting Br[...]

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    Tested Operating Environments ...... Video Memory and Supported Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . [...]

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    Chapter 1 Setting Up Your System This chapter briefly describes how to set up your computer. It incl[...]

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    If you purchased any optional equipment that goes inside the computer-such as option cards, memory m[...]

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    To change the voltage selector switch setting, slide the switch to the right to select 220 VAC, or t[...]

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    monitorcable monitor power inlet voltage K/B powerinlet ‘Witch AC outlet MOUE COM2 VGA Your [...]

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    You must install a mouse driver if your system has not been preconfigured. See your mouse manual for[...]

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    Connecting a Printer or Other Device Your computer has one bi-directional parallel and two serial po[...]

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    Connecting the Power Cord Follow these steps to connect the power cord: 1. Plug the power cord into [...]

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    4. To turn on the computer, press the power button located on the right side of the front panel, as [...]

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    If your system is configured to automatically start Microsoft Windows or a word processing program, [...]

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    SETUP lets you verify or change the following: 0 Current date and time 0 Type of diskette drive(s) [...]

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    If the system detects an error in its configuration when you turn it on, you will see the following [...]

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    Displaying System Information When you press F2 from either of the SETUP screens, you will see a lis[...]

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    Setting the Hard Disk Drive(s) Your system comes with a hard disk auto-sensing feature that automati[...]

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    Defining your own drive type If the parameters for your hard disk do not match the parameters detect[...]

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    If you installed an optional video card, follow the guidelines below to select the correct adapter t[...]

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    Setting the Processor Speed The CPU Speed option sets the processor speed to fast or slow. At fast[...]

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    You can also shadow 32KB or 64KB of memory that starts at the indicated addresses to RAM. If you ena[...]

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    The Inactivity Timer1 option sets the time-out period for video signals to your monitor. When the mo[...]

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    Exiting SETUP When you leave SETUP, you can save your settings and reboot your system, or exit SETUP[...]

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    You may also want to install the optional extended video drivers and utilities. (If your computer wa[...]

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    Chapter 2 Using Your Computer This chapter briefly describes the following operations: 0 Working co[...]

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    Be gentle with your keyboard. Too much force creates tension in your hands. Also, make sure your wor[...]

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    Note The 3.5-inch drive installed in your computer is drive A. If you install another diskette drive[...]

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    If these methods do not work, you may need to reset the computer as described below. Do not turn off[...]

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    If resetting the computer does not correct the problem, you probably need to turn it off and on agai[...]

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    0 To select fast speed, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press + on the numeric keypad. Note Y[...]

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    Chapter 3 Installing and Removing Options You can enhance the performance of your computer by adding[...]

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    Removing the Cover You need to remove the computer’s cover to install any of the options described[...]

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    6. Grasping the sides of the cover, lift it up at an angle and pull it off, as shown below: 7. Set t[...]

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    Replacing the Cover When you are ready to replace the computer’s cover, follow these steps: 1. Mak[...]

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    Locating the Internal Components As you follow the instructions in this chapter, refer to the follow[...]

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    Changing the Jumper Settings The jumpers on the main system board control certain functions and are [...]

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    Jumper settings (continued) Jumper Jumper number setting Function J16 1-2 * Enables the IDE hard [...]

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    3. A jumper’s setting is determined by where the jumper is placed on the pins. Use the following t[...]

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    Installing Memory Modules Your computer comes with 4MB of memory on memory modules-also called SIMMs[...]

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    Inserting SiMMs Follow these steps to install SIMMs: 1. Refer to the illustration on page 3-5 to loc[...]

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    5. Push the SIMM into the socket until it is seated firmly in the slot. Then tilt it upright, as sho[...]

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    2. Use your fingers or a small screwdriver to carefully pull away the tabs that secure the SIMM at e[...]

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    Installing an Option Card This section explains how to install option cards in your computer. Your c[...]

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    Installing a Card in a Full-length Sot Follow these steps to install an option card in one of the fu[...]

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    Once the connectors reach the slot, push the card in firmly (but carefully) to insert it fully. You [...]

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    3. Hold the card along the top corners with the components facing down and guide it into the slot. O[...]

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    Adding Video Memory Your computer comes with 512KB of video memory. You can increase your video memo[...]

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    4. Position one of the memory chips over the socket as shown below, aligning the pins on the chip wi[...]

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    Installing the Math Coprocessor You can enhance your system’s performance for some applications by[...]

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    4. Position the coprocessor over the socket as shown below. Align the notched corner of the coproces[...]

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    Chapter 4 Installing and Removing Drives This chapter describes how to install and remove optional d[...]

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    0 Post-installation procedures Some of the steps in this chapter may not apply for the drive you ar[...]

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    2. Remove the screws securing the bracket to the drive bay and brace. drive bay I brace 3. Slide th[...]

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    This section includes steps for the following procedures: 0 Removing the mounting frames from the ha[...]

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    Removing the Mounting Fames If there are mounting frames attached to your hard disk drive, remove th[...]

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    Note Before you install the hard disk drive, turn it over so you can see the circuit board, as shown[...]

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    2. Align the holes in the drive with the oval-shaped holes in the bracket. 3. Secure the drive with [...]

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    Replacing the bracket and drives in the computer Follow these steps to replace the bracket and drive[...]

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    Connecting the Drive Cables After you replace the bracket, you need to connect the cables for both t[...]

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    2. Locate the hard disk drive connector on the system board. 3. Position the system board connector [...]

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    Connecting the ribbon and power cables to the drive Follow the steps below to connect the hard disk [...]

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    Caution If you do not correctly align the holes with the pins, you push in the cable connector. coul[...]

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    Reconnecting the Cables to the Diskette Drive After you replace the drive bracket and connect the ha[...]

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    Removing a Hard Disk Drive From the Mounting Bracket Follow these steps if you need to remove the h[...]

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    lnstalling a Drive in a n Edema I Drive Bay Your system comes with two externally accessible drive b[...]

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    Attaching Mounting Fames to the Drive Follow these steps to attach mounting frames to a drive: 1. Lo[...]

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    Installing the Drive Before you can install a drive in one of the external bays, you must first remo[...]

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    2. Slide the drive through the slot into the bay until it is flush with the front of the computer. 3[...]

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    Connecting the Drive and Power Cables To connect the drive to the computer, you need to connect both[...]

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    If you are installing a 3.5inch diskette drive with a header connector, see page 4-13 for instructio[...]

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    Caution If you do not align the cable connectors correctly, you could severely damage your drive whe[...]

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    3. Remove the two screws securing the drive on each side. 4. Reach behind the drive and gently push [...]

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    Chapter 5 Troubleshooting If you have any problems as you set up and use your computer, refer to thi[...]

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    Use these guidelines to locate information about your system. Serial number: Look on the label on t[...]

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    The Computer Will Not Start The power light is on, but the computer does not start. Place a bootable[...]

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    The Computer Does Not Respond The computer locks up. Wait a few moments; if your computer does not r[...]

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    Nothing happens when you type on the keyboard. The Lockout Timer may be set in SETUP. This option [...]

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    Monitor Problems There is no display on the screen. Check that the monitor’s power switch is on an[...]

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    Turn off the monitor’s power, wait five seconds, and turn it back on. If the light still does not [...]

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    Something is wrong with the data in the files If you are using MS-DOS, use CHKDSK to repair the file[...]

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    You see a hard disk drive error when you start your system. Run SETUP and check that your system’s[...]

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    You have been using your hard disk drive successfully for some time but notice a reduction in perfor[...]

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    Yourapplication haslocked the computer, making it unresponsive to keyboard commands Reset the comput[...]

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    Option Card Problems A newly installed option card is not working correctly. Make sure the option ca[...]

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    Memory Module Problems The memory count displayed by the power-on diagnostics program is incorrect. [...]

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    Internal Battery Problems The screen displaysan error message prompting you to run SETUP when you st[...]

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    Appendix A Specifications CPU and Memory 32-bit CPU Green PC energy saver System speed Memory Cyrix [...]

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    Video RAM Shadow RAM Memory relocation Cache Math coprocessor Clock/ calendar Controllers Video Disk[...]

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    Interfaces Monitor Parallel Serial Keyboard Mouse Optional game port Option dots Video interface for[...]

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    Mass Storage Internal mounts: One 3½-inch wide, one-inch high drive Externally accessible mounts: O[...]

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    SETUP Program Stored in ROM; accessible by pressing F2 during boot Physical Characteristics width De[...]

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    Environmental Requirements Condition Temperature Humidity (non-condensing) Operating range Storage [...]

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    Video Memory and Supported Resolutions Memory Resolution Requirements 640 x 480 512KB 1MB 1MB 800 x[...]

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    Hard Disk Drive Types Your computer comes with a hard disk auto-sensing feature. When you select AUT[...]

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    Hard disk drive types(continued) * Actual formatted size may be slightly different from size on driv[...]

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    Drive Option lnformation Hard disk drive options for 1-inch IDE drives * Select 1 or none for the pr[...]

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    IDE hard disk drive jumper settings Model number Slave drive Single drive C/D jumpered C/D jumpere[...]

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    System Memory Map FF0000h 0F0000h 0C8000h 0C0000h 0A0000h 000000h Memory to relocate BIOS System mem[...]

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    System l/O Address Map Hex address Assigned device 000 - 01 F DMA controller 1,8237 020 - 03F Inte[...]

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    System I/O addressmap (continued) Hex address Assigned device 390 - 393 Cluster 3A0 - 3AF SDLC, b[...]

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    Index A AC power inlet, 1-5, 1-7, 5-3 Address map, system I/O, A-14 -15 Addresses, memory, 1-12, 1-1[...]

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    Configuration changing, 1-9, 1-11 -19 drive, 4-22 errors, 1-11 files, 3-20, 5-2 SIMM, 1-14, 3-9 syst[...]

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    Diskette drive (continued) faulty, 5-7 installing, 4-1 -22 jumper, 3-6 latch, 2-3, 5-7 light, 1-8, 2[...]

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    Hard disk drive (continued) formatting, 5-9 grounding plate, 4-5 guiderail, 4-5 installing, Intro-4,[...]

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    M Main system board, see System, board Mass storage, Intro-l, Intro-4, 4-1, A-4 Master hard disk dri[...]

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    Operating system (continued) prompt, 1-19 reloading, 2-4 version number, 5-2 Optical drive, Intro-4,[...]

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    Prompt, 1-10, 1-19 PSI 2 compatible keyboard, Intro-1, A-3 mouse, Intro-l, 1-4 -5, A-34 R RAM, Intro[...]

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    Software, see Application programs Speaker, A-3 Specifications, A-1 -16 Speed, see Processor speed S[...]

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    Glossary 486SLC2-50 A processor chip specifically designed for high-performance systems. The chip is[...]

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    CPU Central Processing Unit. The integrated circuit (chip) responsible for integrating program instr[...]

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    Memory module A small circuit board, commonly called a SIMM (single inline memory module), that cont[...]

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    Read Only Memory. The portion of the computer’s memory that contains permanent instructions and ca[...]

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    Epson America (USA) Epson America, Inc. 20770 Madrona Avenue Torrance, CA, 90509-2842 Tel: (3 10) 78[...]

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    EPSON Worldwide Subsidiaries Epson Deutschland GmbH Ztilpicher StraBe 6, 4000 Dusseldorf 11 Germa[...]

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    Distributors South America SISCO SBo Paulo, SP Brazil Tel: (5511) 574-8877 Fax: (5511) 572-1306 Exh[...]

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    Caribbean Caribbean Computer Systems, Ltd. Bridgetown, Barbados Tel: (809) 429-7050 Fax: (809) 427-6[...]