[rescue] Talking of SGI...
Steven M Jones
smj+rescue at crash.com
Wed Oct 20 01:49:33 CDT 2010
Mike Tuffs wrote:
> I have a SGI LCD monitor, a AM173Y01, which has an external PSU (got) and apparently requires a funky (and expensive) adaptor to use with a non-SGI machine. (not got).
What you have is much better known as the 1600SW - one of the earliest
high-quality LCD displays. It's a very nice 1600x1024 display with a
still-excellent 0.23mm dot pitch. The connector is OpenLDI, which lost
out to DVI for various reasons. SGI offered a MultiLink Adapter (MLA)
which can be, as you noted, expensive.
There is an alternative available from Niktec and designed by members of
the 1600SW design team, the GFX-1600SW, which draws power from a PCI
slot but only translates signals between OpenLDI and DVI. Cost is $175
if you go direct to their web site.
Niktec GFX-1600SW product page is here
Niktec offers a number of parts to keep these displays running, too,
like replacement CCFL tubes.
SGI's FAQ for the 1600SW is here
Best of luck,
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