[rescue] Needed: BeBox front plastics, IO board

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 14:26:09 CDT 2010

I looked the board up online, it looks like it may be a doable project
if you can borrow a working one to examine.

The board seems basically passive, except for one problem: the Crystal
audio codec appears to be on the board. I believe it's the same chip
as used in the HP 735 workstation, but wiring it up could prove
difficult in contrast to breaking out the other ports.

How important is audio to you?

-- Ian Finder

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 4:40 AM, Velocityengine
<velocityengine at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not to burst your bubble, but *this* is probably the only way to go.
> BeBoxen are like golden hen's teeth to find, even in parts.
> IIRC, there's a list of BeBox owners out there, tracking where each machine
> currently resides in the world. That would be your best bet to start.
> -one quick google later-
>  http://www.bebox.nu/registry.php?s=registry/beboxnames
> Try there first, just FYI though, this hasn't been updated since 2003.
> Good luck! I always liked the blikenlights on BeBoxen.
> -Chris
> On Jul 25, 2010, at 4:12, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is the IO board 'intelligent' at all, or just a break-out?
>> If it's the latter, at least some specs are available, and you're not
>> opposed
>> to spending a small amount of money on materials, I can help you fab a
>> replacement...
>> Sent via mobile.
>> On Jul 25, 2010, at 12:57 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 01:36:55AM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>>> I have a BeBox 66MHz system. At least, the motherboard and metal case.
>>>> I need the IO board (which has all the connectors) and the front
>>>> plastic part with the LED indicators and what not.
>>>> It's a long shot :-)
>>> Good luck; it's a REALLY long shot.
>>> In 1997, when bits of Be were still around, it was *impossible* to get a
>>> replacement translucent plastic cover for one of the front LED columns.
>>> Now, to get the kind of parts you're looking for, you'll have to salvage
>>> a
>>> busted system.
>>> Bill
>>> --
>>> Bill Bradford
>>> Houston, Texas
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   Ian Finder
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