[SunRescue] parts I'm parting with!

AlanRubinrubin at ezy.net AlanRubinrubin at ezy.net
Fri Sep 15 09:30:04 CDT 2000

i didn't really read this whole thread, but am i to understand that a
stock SGI monitor with a 13w3 type connector on the back will not work
with, say, an IPX?  i need to know before i might pick up a spare from
work for home.


On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Mike Hebel wrote:

> <SNIP>
> >. 21" Sun monitor
> >>With a little soldering, I have successfully modified my 20D11 to work
> with
> >>Suns, and if you're willing to do the same, you can turn that SGI monitor
> >>into the Sun monitor you're looking for.
> >>
> >>Since the 20D11 expects sync-on-green, what you have to do is connect the
> >>separate sync pin used by Sun (and others) to the sync separator circuit.
> >>This is as simple as soldering in one resistor on the input board at the
> >>back of the monitor. The connector on the monitor conveniently has all
> pins
> >>soldered to the PCB even though most of them aren't used. I can open mine
> >>up again if you want and give you specific instructions on what I did. And
> >>yes, it works with both Suns and SGIs after the mod, though you have to
> use
> >>Sun or SGI cables as appropriate. And no, it still won't work with a PC, I
> >>suspect because of the limited sync range, or maybe my HD15-to-13W3
> adapter
> >>is bad.
> >>
> >>I don't remember the sync range of the 20D11, but I have tested my
> modified
> >>one with a stock Indy and a stock SS2+cg6, and it works great.
> I don't suppose you could post a picture of the modification somewhere as
> well as the value of the resistor?  I would be more than thankful for the
> detailed instructions you offered.  (I have two 20D11 monitors attached to
> SGI boxes that I would like to also use with my SS2 and possibly other
> SPARCs.)
> Also, unless it's the frequency converting kind the HD15-to-13W3 adapter
> won't work in most modes on a PC.  I _know_ this monitor will not run at DOS
> resolutions.  Check out the links from http://sgihelp.org - they have a link
> here: http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/faq/html-1/hardware.html#20 which is
> a hardware FAQ about SGI monitors.  Plenty of notes here and elsewhere about
> getting it to run on a PC.
> Hope this helps!
> Sincerely,
> Mike Hebel
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*Alan Rubin*
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