SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

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SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby robj » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:37 am

I am a complete newbie when it comes to SGI (I mainly collect DEC gear). I just bought an Indy, but didn't realise it needed a 13W3 connector on the back. My intention is to connect it to a VGA monitor (which does SOG by the way). I have had a look on ebay for 13W3 adapters, but they seem quite expensive and on the wrong side of the pond. Is there a reasonable and reliable source of such things in the UK?

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Rob

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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby mopar5150 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:59 am

Welcome to the forum! PM me your name and address and I will send you a 13w3 to VGA cable.
If the thing isn't on fire it's a software problem.

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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby robj » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:05 am

That is very kind and generous, but you may have missed that I am in the UK. Are you sure?

Thanks

Rob

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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby uunix » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:20 am

robj wrote:on the wrong side of the pond.


Wrong side of the pond? :shock: Curse those Europeans!!

PM me your location and I'll see what I have.
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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby Trippynet » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:30 am

Heh, you can ignore part of the PM I sent you about 5 minutes ago in response to this. I didn't see this post until after I'd checked my messages. Hope uunix doesn't mind helping the person that out-bid him for the Indy :D
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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby uunix » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:58 am

Trippynet wrote:Heh, you can ignore part of the PM I sent you about 5 minutes ago in response to this. I didn't see this post until after I'd checked my messages. Hope uunix doesn't mind helping the person that out-bid him for the Indy :D

HA HA!! Oh gosh, brilliant, you couldn't have written a book on it..
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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby devv » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:49 pm

When I was buying these adapters years ago, I remember the seller on eBay was selling 13w3 adapters for Sun, some other machine type, and for SGI.
The SGI one costed multiple times the price of the other ones. I didn't know much about 13w3 back then (nor do I know now), but I assumed that a 13w3 is a 13w3 and that they are all actually equal.
So I bought 2 or 3 cheapest ones (which were "for Sun", as the seller said), and they worked without any issues on my SGI, of course.
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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby mopar5150 » Tue May 03, 2016 10:52 am

robj wrote:That is very kind and generous, but you may have missed that I am in the UK. Are you sure?

Thanks

Rob


I completely forgot about this. :oops: No worries on the overseas, pretty tiny box. PM me your name and address and I will get it out to you.
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Re: SGI Newbie Source of 13W3 Adapters

Unread postby robj » Tue May 03, 2016 2:12 pm

Someone in the UK is going to have a look for me. If that doesn't work out then I will be in touch. Thanks for the offer of help!

Regards

Rob


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