[rescue] Needed: BeBox front plastics, IO board
ian.finder at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 14:31:44 CDT 2010
If you can find any sort of PCI audio card that works, which I don't
know because I'm not a Be person, a simple breakout without the
Crystal is the way to go.
Steve, do you mind throwing me front and back photos of the board so I
can at least ballpark whether what I'm saying is possible?
I have the resources of a very large university available thanks to
some faculty I'm on good terms with, but some things are beyond the
realm of possibility, or the time commitment I can make
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> currently resides in the world. That would be your best bet to start.
>> -one quick google later-
>> Try there first, just FYI though, this hasn't been updated since 2003.
>> Good luck! I always liked the blikenlights on BeBoxen.
>> 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
>>> to spending a small amount of money on materials, I can help you fab a
>>> 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
>>>> busted system.
>>>> Bill Bradford
>>>> Houston, Texas
>>>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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> Ian Finder
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