[rescue] Need Sun 3/110 RAM and Battery

earl at baugh.org earl at baugh.org
Thu Aug 23 22:03:05 CDT 2007

> Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:22:50 -0400
> From: "Ahmed Ewing" <aewing at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Need Sun 3/110 RAM and Battery
> On 8/23/07, Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
>> Also I noticed that the board  is missing it's battery... I don't  
>> know if
>> the
>> 3's needed the battery for booting or not...  I figure it should  
>> work but
>> just not have
>> the clock set.   Anybody know?
>> Also since I don't have the battery, I don't know what kind would  
>> be...
>> anybody know
>> of a ref for it?  The FEH just shows "battery" not the type...
> Not sure about booting without the battery, but my 3/110's
> undisturbed-looking battery is a BR2325 cell.
> Actually, as I'm typing this, I noticed an orange decal on the metal
> strip shrouding the VME connectors (directly beneath the battery
> socket, to the left of a centered barcoded Sun p/n decal) that reads
> as follows:
> Replace battery with MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC or PANASONIC part number BR
> 2325 only. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or
> explosion. See owner's manual for safety instructions."
> So there's the definitive proof. Yours may not have this sticker
> especially if that 3/110 board was acquired loose... I'll email you a
> photo when I get a moment.
> Hope that helps,
> -A

Well I saw a sticker on the board with small print that was a bit  
dirty... but a finger to clean it off
  (and actually READ it this time...) and lo, yes, mine says the same  
thing.  Way cool.... didn't expect the
sticker to be about the battery...  helps if I read it..duh....

That model battery looks pretty common... (I thought the number  
seemed familar..)
Radio Shack seems to have them (according to Froogle...)  Not common  
I pick up
Sun 3 parts there... 8-)

So, is your 3/110 in a working system?   If so, what size RAM cards  
you have in with it?
I've got a Clearpoint VME card which looks like the largest single  
memory card that I
probably have.... James B. got it at a Goodwill or some such near his  
house and sent it
to me a while ago.  I've got no idea if it works or not yet (need to  
get the motherboard
working first...)

Clearpoint is gone/ kaput, so been difficult to get any docs and  
compatible with X info...
If anybody can point me to a reference, I'd greatly appreciate it...

The board says SNXRAM/12 on it (so I'm thinking it might be a 12MB  
RAM card... but not
sure if I can put that much in with a Sun 3... I thought the total  
was 12MB for the 3/110...
or that might be what I could add... anybody know for sure?  (I'm  
finding the docs on what
3rd party stuff could go together very slim...)


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