[rescue] Sun 3/50 BTW (and Sun 2 keyboard)

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Mon Feb 26 16:45:52 CST 2018


The dimming is normally due to a build up of crap in the tube, for want of a
technical term.....

Back in the day we 'refreshed' 100s of these old Sun mono/greyscale monitors
and I still have the kit, not been used in a long time, but if anyone can make
use of it, cost of postage is all I would ask for it. The results can be quite
amazing in brightness and focus though no idea if it shortened the life of the
tube. You can use it on colour tubes, but then you are faced with rebalancing
the colours which is non trivial and hence we never used it for that.


Sent from my iPad

> On 26 Feb 2018, at 21:26, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 9:26 AM, Stefan Skoglund <stefan.skoglund at agj.net>
> wrote:
>> I'm one of those - in my  cellar is a 2/120 with:Kbd Rat Bw (ecl?)
>> Monitor (orig packaging)4 mb memEsdi  interfaceSmd
>> And not really for sale....
> Stefan, my most sincere congratulations, and above all thank you for this
> valuable information.
> Earl, et. al, a few questions-
> 1) Can the 1600x1200 Sun B&W ECL monitor, which is what I appear to have,
> work with the Sun 2/120
> 2) Does anyone know common causes for the monitor in (1) to dim?
> 3) Does anyone have the pinouts for the mythical type 2 <-> type 3 keyboard
> & mouse passive adapter? I would like to construct one.
> 4) Does anyone have a spare VME framebuffer for a 3/260, and a spare sun 3
> mouse?
> 5) What's the best way to do a SunOS 3 install without employing the use of
> a tape drive?
> After a quick fuse replacement, my 3/260 is up-and-running.
> Also, Earl, I have two 3/50s and might be interested in any ephemera you
> have for them.
> Thanks,
> - Ian
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