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by japes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Before I trash 3 quad Origin 300s...
Replies: 39
Views: 1352

Re: Before I trash 3 quad Origin 300s...

if your dallas chips work I wouldn't worry too much about them - somewhere around her I used an arduino or teensy actually to read the contents - they're only like 2k of data so you can save it, fill it with FF and then rewrite whatever was originally on it if you need to. Heck, you might be able to...
by japes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Before I trash 3 quad Origin 300s...
Replies: 39
Views: 1352

Re: Before I trash 3 quad Origin 300s...

I have a few of those DALLAS chips, I might have tossed one or two, but I'm saving them now. One day team IP35 is going to need to find out where to file down the case to graft in a new battery. I haven't found a pin compatible replacement, I looked a while back the last time I saw this topic come u...
by japes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

Don't loose the XZ badge, badges are hard to get later.
by japes
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

I think you can get full money including shipping back through ebay if you get them in on it. I'd try and get the seller to refund all but a fair price for the parts myself, but if it breaks down get ebay in and get that sorted. I know people don't know what happens in the black box that is shipping...
by japes
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Another alternative is a cheap and boring Dell Optiplex 980 (2010-ish). Those were built even with a core i7 and have a parallel port, a serial port and ps/2 ports besides 4 usb-ports. They do not occupy a lot of space and are pretty silent machines as well. If portable (laptop) isn't a requirement...
by japes
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: For Sale: SGI Octane2 400MHz 1GB RAM (No faceplate/light bar/sleds)
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: For Sale: SGI Octane2 400MHz 1GB RAM (No faceplate/light bar/sleds)

If Rem or someone else picks this up, I picked up some lightbars and have a couple spares - I haven't tested them but expect I have a few that light up, if not I can make a LED modded light bar.
by japes
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4825

Re: The Problem with Apple

heh, reminds me of my P-II machine I had from the beginning of P-II 100 MHz FSB parts until well into P4 days when I moved to AMD for a while. Jobs definitely liked style and not a big fan of expansion. But he also liked things to work. Cook I think is hands off and the ship is being piloted by Ives...
by japes
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Garbage

what's the deal with the new iOS calculator? I'm behind, the wife-unit upgraded and complains of poor battery life so I keep telling my phone to wait until later. The only iOS calculator problem I know of is the stupid key-click in the calculator doesn't have an option to disable, doesn't take the s...
by japes
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4825

Re: The Problem with Apple

I'm convinced a big problem they have is over-engineering looks over all. And a key theme in Apple products is thinness. Thinness caused the MagSafe to be removed for USB-C power, so once again power connectors that are stressed, and can take your laptop to the ground. On the iPhone we get lightning...
by japes
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 890

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

So as long as no one is bothering Autodesk I'm sure they could be convinced to not care. The moment they have to deal with it they have to start talking to $2000/day lawyers and $1500/day technical staff and managers and that's why we can't have nice things. actually there's this reputation that th...
by japes
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 890

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

There is no reason for Adobe, Autodesk, whoever to dig up key generators. Or try and find source code for an old piece of software to reverse engineer and reimplement a license generator. They likely don't have the infrastructure available, and certainly they don't want to assign staff to something ...
by japes
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

http://www.sgistuff.net/hardware/systems/images/onyx2-io6g-2200.jpg Link to the photo on the page I mentioned earlier. You can just make out the markings on the tantalum cap in the photo. You can also see what the component at C0A8 looks like, but not read the markings. Looks like another one at D3H...
by japes
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

The board may operate or partially operate without those components, especially if you clean off the burn residue. If you're not using the video sync BNC connectors and you're not required to send back the board or you have trouble getting resolution it would be worth a try. Best of luck on getting ...
by japes
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

http://www.sgistuff.net/hardware/systems/origin2000onyx2.html Has a photo, looks like the tantalum cap is 35v 25uF, you can verify the physical dimensions off another of the same size on the board. Not sure what the component at C0A8 is. Looks like a capacitor maybe, some kind of ceramic cap. Someon...
by japes
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

I don't see the original listing. Was it recent? I'd look at the photos in the eBay listing, that's not shipping damage. Thats a missing tantalum cap and another that failed. You can see the burning from when that went boom. Tantalum capacitors often fail shorted and then explode. Sometimes taking n...

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