Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 am

Looks like a standard mini-DIN-8, same as an old Macintois serial cable.

In order to find the pins here is what I would suggest. Open the unit up down to the board. Find a ground and use a continuity tester to find the ground pins. Map those out. Then find the traces going to voltage regulators, and use a continuity tester to map them out. If you're lucky, Sun will have written the voltages on the board.
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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby spiroyster » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 am

The number of pins looks the same, but the layout looks different to me? I have a boxed Qube3 at home, can look through the docs later see what it says if you want. Might be some PSU diagrams?

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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:42 am

Raion-Fox wrote:Looks like a standard mini-DIN-8, same as an old Macintois serial cable.

In order to find the pins here is what I would suggest. Open the unit up down to the board. Find a ground and use a continuity tester to find the ground pins. Map those out. Then find the traces going to voltage regulators, and use a continuity tester to map them out. If you're lucky, Sun will have written the voltages on the board.



Thanks very much, your right, it looks like it's a mini-DIN-8 connector for the JavaStation. The Cube uses a standard DIN-8 connector.
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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby miod » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:14 am

Irinikus wrote:Does anyone here have any idea as to what the pinouts on the JavaStation's Power Supply brick are and what type of plug is used?

I will have a look at my JS PSU once I'm back home. Currently travelling for ${DAYJOB} for a few days.
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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby Irinikus » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 pm

miod wrote:I will have a look at my JS PSU once I'm back home. Currently travelling for ${DAYJOB} for a few days.


Thanks very much, I really appreciate it.
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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby astouffer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am

Yeah you could use the javastation as a serial terminal. Without the network it boots to some JavaOS demo built in the flash. You'll need a boot server and NFS to export the filesystem. I always wondered if it was possible to flash another OS image instead.

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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby miod » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:37 am

No need to guess anymore, everything is conveniently written on the PSU block:
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Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:49 am

Thanks very much for the info! :)
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