[rescue] An SGI Visionquest

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed May 26 23:27:26 CDT 2010

The keys between my two onyx desksides were different so you might be
better off replacing the key switch with one from Digikey or Mouser.
You can probably pick up a quad R10k board with memory on eBay for
under $100.

Also, I had to move mine into a car, across town, out of the car and
up a flight of stairs into my storage unit by myself.  It can be done!


On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Mike Wilbora <mike.wilbora at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
>    So this past weekend, I went to Norfolk to pickup a deskside Onyx
> machine to cut my teeth on SGI big iron hardware. After a total of 11
> hours in the car, a speeding ticket, and a delicious mushroom & swiss
> burger with Ethan at a local watering hole. I have triumphantly
> returned home. Unfortunately, my excitement will have to wait, as I am
> missing a few items to get this beast going. I am hoping some list
> members have some of this stuff lying around: a Onyx power cable
> (trying to hook it up to a standard household power setup), some RAM
> for the unpopulated memory boards, and a key to actually turn it on.
> Thanks to Ethan for the machine, and thanks to Shannon for the help
> with moving this. Two very cool dudes.
> And let the record show: moving a deskside machine of the Onyx
> magnitude: a 3 man job. :)
> --
> --Mike Wilbora
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