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by itsvince725
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: No graphics out from Indigo2
Replies: 23
Views: 318

Re: No graphics out from Indigo2

It's a Seagate Hawk model ST31200N. All I have on the side is a small L-shaped ribbon cable that connects between a six-pin header on the drive and a rectangular black connector wired to the drive sled.
by itsvince725
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

I actually purchased the sleds I need from another Nekochan member and a CD drive off eBay that I'm hoping will work, but I'll keep you in mind if the CD drive isn't good!
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: No graphics out from Indigo2
Replies: 23
Views: 318

Re: No graphics out from Indigo2

There actually are no jumpers on the hard disk, I checked. It's just Molex and SCSI 50 pin. I took some pictures of the video board I removed from the machine in hopes that someone can help me identify it. I'm pretty sure it's a XZ or Newport board. I'm obviously going to need either this or whateve...
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Oh I don't plan on throwing away any old proprietary PSUs I have to replace.

Though honestly I'd rather get one I have rebuilt (I just don't have the inclination for that sort of thing) than buy another one.
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 367
Views: 10916

Re: your latest purchase

A Macintosh Color Classic and an old 486 Toshiba laptop. Can't wait for them to get here.
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 9551

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

Dragon Maid is a nice bright comedy show, but I need to catch up.
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

The way I see it, if I buy a graphics board (especially a slightly better one) and it turns out the PSU is at fault, I'll still have a graphics board.

Replacing the PSU wouldn't guarantee the current graphics board would work again...
by itsvince725
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

I don't smell anything when the machine is running (and I'm familiar with that fishy capacitor smell) so I don't think it's the PSU. It's a R4400 system so it's pre-Impact.
by itsvince725
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

God I hope it isn't the motherboard...

All I know is that the graphics board causes the hard disk to not work, as it spins up when the graphics board isn't installed. That tells me at the very least that I need a different graphics board.
by itsvince725
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

:O

I had no idea Olivetti made computers.
by itsvince725
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Well it looks like I might not need a CPU board. What I'll need instead is a graphics board compatible with the IP22 (?) motherboard and backplane.
by itsvince725
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: No graphics out from Indigo2
Replies: 23
Views: 318

Re: No graphics out from Indigo2

Good news! With the graphics board removed I hear the hard disk running for the first time! I still can't get any console output using ClarisWorks but that's definitely a good sign.

A bad CPU wouldn't send the signal for the hard disk to start, would it?
by itsvince725
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

I've only done it once and it was through eBay...so I won't be any help.
by itsvince725
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: No graphics out from Indigo2
Replies: 23
Views: 318

Re: No graphics out from Indigo2

I've been doing all my work on a concrete basement floor so static shouldn't be an issue...Ill try booting without the graphics board and reseating the CPU again.
by itsvince725
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 610

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Well apparently I need a new R4400 CPU board now. :(

I need at least a 150MHz unit.

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