[rescue] Running an ultra 60 on its side

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed May 30 06:47:22 CDT 2007

--- Jonathan Groll <lists at groll.co.za> wrote:

> Can an ultra 60 be run on its side? 
> All the machines I've seen have a sticker on the
> case with a crossed-out
> picture of the machine on its side with a monitor on
> top.
> Is this to prevent the weight of the monitor
> breaking the plastic side,
> or is it for heat dispersal reasons (i.e.. foam
> blocks on lid channeling
> hot air out)?

As far as I know, it's to prevent the weight of the
monitor from breaking the case. Especially those Sun
monitors. We run an Ultra 10 (same case style) on it's
side at work, and it's got an uptime of over a year. I
don't see how running the box sideways could hurt it -
there aren't any air vents on the sides. It just might
be harder to use the CD drive. YMMV.


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