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by japes
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Impact R10k in Phoenix [CL Listing] Not mine
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Impact R10k in Phoenix [CL Listing] Not mine

Nice! If it was closer I'd get it for the badge my kit R10k needs.
by japes
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

When the lever breaks of in your hand though, what do you do then? Once it's out it probably would be better to add a handle, but... My other O2 mainboard releases fine, and the one I had ages ago was fine. I didn't expect it to break until I was holding the lever and not the mainboard tray. I think...
by japes
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1558

Re: The Problem with Apple

I'm all for local copies, but you need a backup too. So yes I think I'd rather have a NAS. More and more I'm not sure I want to travel with a laptop that has any data or personal information since the boarder patrols are interested in looking at electronic devices.
by japes
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

I did not think of this. But it's a good idea ... however I guess in the long run this might have a bad effect on the soldering of the VGA connector. I use a FPA + 1600SW on the O2...VGA can fall of it needs to. Since the jackscrews go through the metal tray I'm not overly concerned...I try not to ...
by japes
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1558

Re: The Problem with Apple

I have a GFCI in the garage that trips whenever I plug my O2 in if it was unplugged for very long. I suspect Y caps inrush current, once there's a bit of charge it's fine....you know, after I crash my install server plugged into the same circuit.
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

P.S. The O2 plastics are really fragile. When I pulled the lever to extract the system board, I pulled the lever out leaving the board inside. And who designed the mainboard? Placing the "power up" jumper just slightly unaccessible until you remove the CPU tray (R12K300)? Which, to make t...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo² sound board w/blown caps
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Indigo² sound board w/blown caps

Snapped a photo for the visual folks. In yours it looked like the center pads were never populated. I just grabbed the closest Indigo2 that happened to be open for unrelated reasons. 476 is 47 x 10^6 pf or 47 uf. A lot like SMT resistors, xxn, where xx is the value and n is the number of zeros on th...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: some sun servers on gc surplus
Replies: 10
Views: 323

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...dang I might have to get one - but I'm out of room for servers. I kind of find the V210 is a little meh. I have one and it just sits in the rack, I got it local...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 CPU Screw Springs - Is there a trick?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: O2 CPU Screw Springs - Is there a trick?

5mm is the size missing from my cheapo harbor fright metric allen set. I used a 4" straight 3/8" socket extension and a 5mm allen socket to take the bolts out of my spare R10k 195 MHz module, unless your R12k is really different it was cake to reassemble. I didn't need anything more than a...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1558

Re: The Problem with Apple

I just saw something funny in the "form over function" department, today. Apparently Macbook power supplies these days have two-prong "short plug" configurations that cause them to float at a high voltage with respect to ground? Grab a high impedance meter and you can get a read...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

Okay, that's really weird. Maybe it's time for an Indy to leave on in the corner running timed, or just get used to opening a terminal and setting the date. I hope Maxim gets back with something, but I can't imagine they'll have a solution. One possible thing, if you're handy with electronics, you c...
by japes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI Fuel 1GB (2x512MB) Kits
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: SGI Fuel 1GB (2x512MB) Kits

Fair enough. I loved my O3k for a long time, but it's been out of commission so long I should throw it all away and take it off my signature. The little ones are almost as enjoyable (Tezro, Fuel, O350). Best of luck - I just sold two pairs internationally on ebay after having them up for a long long...
by japes
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

praetor242 wrote:No blinking light codes. It just won't power on if the new chip is in.


Wait, just reread this. I think I missed this. Does the O2 power up if you reinstall the original Dallas part? But not with the '+' version?
by japes
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 CPU Screw Springs - Is there a trick?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: O2 CPU Screw Springs - Is there a trick?

Sounds like you got this back together? Any tricks? Oops, re-read your note to me and see you're still thinking on how to proceed. I haven't researched thermal compounds in a while, and don't know much about the older products. Arctic Silver documentation mentions the particles filling the micro su...
by japes
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 396

Re: Dallas chips

The PCI Riser in the O2 has a Dallas 1-Wire flash chip (3pin TO-92 like a transistor). This stores the MAC address for the O2 onboard network interface. I think there's a MAC address sticker on the riser. The trouble of course is the mac address is also on a sticker on the mainboard tray (or at leas...

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