[rescue] SparcStation 370 and 470 for Free (Northern Virginia)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jan 13 21:23:14 CST 2004

On Jan 13, 2004, at 9:09 PM, Kevin Loch wrote:
>> These two machines are sitting at the corner of Lee Highway and
>> Hartland Road in Fairfax, VA.  Both seem to have one system board,
>> and one seems to have a framebuffer, and possibly a VME diagnostic
>> board.
>> I know no info about them, a friend found them sitting there and
>> told me.
> Amazingly the nvrams in both were working.  The 3rd party memory board
> on the 4/400 is 128m!  The 4/300 had 32m of simms onboard.
> The p4 framebuffer was indeed a cg6.
> They both work great.  I'm typing this on the 4/470.
> Now I only need a 4/200 board to be 4/x00 complete.
> Netscape 4.03 is very fast, 4.61 is not too bad either
> on this machine.

   I am really, really glad to hear that you rescued those machines.  
That was just a short ride from where I used to live, but 1000 miles 
away from where I am now, and I was kinda stressing about them sitting 
out there on the side of the road.

   Thanks for grabbing them, man.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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