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by johnnym
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: [ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine

Yeah, I copied and pasted it the URL into an existing ebay.co.uk page and it came up in English. I then took a look at their other auctions and thought why buy one when you can buy 2? ;o) I see, so you bought two of the TurobSPARC driven SPARCstations "only". I first assumed you bought tw...
by johnnym
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: [ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine

Thanks for the tip on this one, I nabbed myself one of each! Now I just need to find a keyboard and mouse ;o/ Jeb So the first item was really available? After not finding it when searching the seller's items I wasn't sure if this item was real, also because of the title that looked like it was tra...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: some sun servers on gc surplus
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: some sun servers on gc surplus

Not a lot of super cheap T1000s on ebay right now, but there is a T2000 with an optical drive...add a 2.5 SAS drive and you're good to go... Using SATA SSDs could be even more speedy and a good extension for hosting logical domains. Something I still have to try on my T1000. I wasted lots of time a...
by johnnym
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine
Replies: 5
Views: 168

[ebay][uk] 4 x Sun SPARCstation 5 - not mine

4 x SPARCstation 5 for 29.99 GBP each as per the item description: w/ TurboSPARC @ 170 MHz 64 MiB of RAM => remember, those SPARCstation 5 machines need 5V (!) DIMMs. no HDD from the pictures: + CDROM + FDD + graphics card sounds cheap IMHO EDIT: Interesting, one cannot find the above mentioned ite...
by johnnym
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 87
Views: 6167

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Let's see... 1 x Power Macintosh G3 w/PPC750 @300 MHz 4 x Power Macintosh G4 (AGP) "barebones", PPC7400 @350 MHz/400 MHz available 2 x Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit) w/2 x PPC7400 @450 MHz 1 x Power Macintosh G4 (QS 2002) w/2 x PPC7447 @1.33 GHz* 1 x Power Macintosh G4 (MDD) w/2 x PPC7455 @8...
by johnnym
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 graphics output to vga monitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Indigo 2 video output to vga monitor?

that would also imply that the first two cases of (3) could be combined, if you don't use pin 3 of the 13W3 connector. I believe the DDC connection is one direction, monitor to system, and so is the function of the 4 monitor ID pins. As far as the cable/adapter goes this should be irrelevant. An ol...
by johnnym
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 graphics output to vga monitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Indigo 2 video output to vga monitor?

[...] In general, there are three scenarios when it comes to sync on green: ⋅  [...] ⋅  [...] ⋅  The monitor tolerates the sync in the green video component, but cannot use it. It requires separate sync signals, either H+V or C-sync. This is where it becomes tricky. Un...
by johnnym
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo² sound board w/blown caps
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Indigo² sound board w/blown caps

In yours it looked like the center pads were never populated. Yes, it looks like that, although the left pad looks like a part was soldered in there. But as I draw the red/blue border around/over it, it's hard to see. Maybe it got hot enough to desolder itself but not to blow up and fell off (only ...
by johnnym
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo² sound board w/blown caps
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Indigo² sound board w/blown caps

Hi all Indigo² owners, I recently got two classics for free: a R4K Indigo and a R10K Indigo². Sadly both machines are not in working order, as its guts (CPUs (both), memory (Indigo² only), chipset ASICs (Indigo), graphics ASICs (Indigo) and graphics card (Indigo²)) have been removed or destroyed (so...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

I've recently setup the ultimate FreeBSD laptop. Here's a little breakdown of my W530 and associated costs [...] 100% worth it if you ask me. This laptop will last me likely through the next 3-4 years with no issue, if not longer. There's an extensive review of the Thinkpad W530 on NotebookCheck fo...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

Looks like the PSUs used in the HP c-class machines do not only look like they're the same but are indeed all of the same type: For my c3750 I have an Artesyn NFS500-9632E : hp-c3750-psu.jpg ...which seems to be the same type as for the c3000 . So it should be possible to use spare boards w/CPUs of ...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

Not a lot of C3000 pics on the internet, at least ones that aren't from ebay ads. http://imgur.com/a/FhVtQ Wow, that's a perfect looking c3000 - mine was badly damaged during shipment because of careless packaging. I like those printings on the cover for the c3000. Later machines (at least c3700 an...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

After digging out my c3750 and the broken c3000, I checked and logged the behaviour of the working c3750 on startup. This is what I got: Startup of HP Workstation c3750 w/4 GiB of memory (8 x 512 MiB memory modules) | amber LED (back) | PSU LED | green LED (front) -----------------------------------...
by johnnym
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

TBH it sounds like a problem more complex than this... but just as a precaution, take off the side panel and put it back on, ensuring it is firmly in place, with the thumb screws tightened. I think there is some switch that detects when the side isn't properly fastened and it wont boot.[...] Yes, t...
by johnnym
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

kev009 wrote:I have a rack system but would like an Alpha in desktop or minitower form factor

There's currently one (DEC Multia VX42) available in France here in the forum.

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