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SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby angrytrilobite » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:53 am

Hello,

I was directed here as a place where somebody may be interested in some SUN SPARC hardware I found during an office clean out. I am in Chelmsford MA so local would work better since some of it is VERY heavy. A SPARCbook 3 without a hard drive or battery it also includes a manual and empty battery charger. I also found two SPARCstation 10 machines, two GDM-1962B displays, Keyboards/mice, and cables. Any interest. No other details and did not try to power up.
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby FlasBurn » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:54 am

I´m interested in the SparcBook. Writing PM.

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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby necron2600 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:51 pm

PM sent..

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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby uunix » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:06 pm

Always wanted a SparcBook.. One will come along one day, about the same time as the SGI laptop from Twister comes my way. Was hoping Storm Doris would bring it today.
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Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Wait for one of the later ones. They may run hot as hell but they're actually vaguely useable as "real computers" with Solaris 10 and Firefox. I use my 1.2GHz Ultra-3 a lot more than my 400MHz Tadpole/RDI.
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby Dodoid » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:43 pm

BTW, the keyboard on that SparcBook almost certainly came off a 700-series ThinkPad. Not from my 701c though :lol: .
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby Y888099 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:22 am

how big is the LCD ?
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby cb88 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 pm

That's a 3GX so 110Mhz and it maxes out at around 64MB ram, 128Mb if you have just the right SIMMs a Sparcbook 3000 has IDE and more ram so would be easier to work with. The 3TX has a TurboSparc 170Mhz and maxes out at 256MB.

I have one just like this (the trackpoint breaks easily so get a sun ball mouse).

Also, it works great with a powerbook scsi2sd adapter (After I reported some bugs and they got fixed.) I have 32GB in mine. You'll also need a sun/mac AUII ethernet adapter.

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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby robespierre » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:17 pm

I wasn't able to find a picture of the ports on a 3GX, but I assure you that Sun and Apple proprietary AUI connectors are completely different. The Sun type has twice as many pins—it also carries audio signals for the sound box.
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby cb88 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:27 pm

robespierre wrote:I wasn't able to find a picture of the ports on a 3GX, but I assure you that Sun and Apple proprietary AUI connectors are completely different. The Sun type has twice as many pins—it also carries audio signals for the sound box.


Yes sorry for that, the mac connector is more like a d shell, and the sun connector is more like the high density scsi connector... just smaller.

I don't think the 3GX can interface with a sound box though... that would be the DBRI interface witch is not the same as AUII.

I think some of the Sparcbook 3's have a standard shaped auii though...
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Re: SPARC stuff found during office clean-out

Unread postby angrytrilobite » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:26 am

Not sure how or this Post gets deleted but all the Sparc stuff has found a new home. Thanks!


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