[rescue] Things I'd like to find good homes for...

Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 21:55:32 CST 2021


OK, $600 sounds reasonable for the lot. Let me see how to arrange someone
to pick the equipment up.

- Alex

On Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 10:52 PM Nathan Raymond <nraymond at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apologies for the long delay in following up, pandemic home life has had
> some extra stress with the landlord upstairs disliking the noises little
> kids make, especially when your kids get unhappy about remote
> schooling/being at home all the time, so he wants us to move after being
> here only a few months. Anyway, I finally got through checking the
> NeXTstation Turbo Color, HP 9000, SGI Indy, and Sun SPARCstation 20, and
> here's the verdict:
> NeXTstation Turbo Color
> 128MB of ECC RAM, 2GB hard drive
> Boots and runs great. Soundbox and ADB keyboard work, ADB mouse does not
> work. Tested it with a Mac ADB mouse and that works fine. NeXT 17" color
> monitor briefly powers up and then the power LED goes out, so I bet it
> needs to be recapped. I have a Sun 13W3 to VGA adapter that worked pretty
> well with a Dell 2007FP LCD, though a bit of the vertical was cut off. I
> emailed Bob Blessin at Black Hole, Inc and he said the NEC 1980SXi LCDs
> work well on the NeXT with a VGA adapter, and that he sells the NeXT ADB
> hockey puck mice for $39.95 $8 shipping, with $10 credit for sending the
> old one back. Clock/settings battery is probably the original Panasonic
> BR-2/3A lithium battery so it should be replaced with a new one ($2.95 from
> batterystore.com, $4.29 from DigiKey). NeXTSTEP 3.3 quad architecture
> install media (m68k/x86,SPARC/PA-RISC) and developer tools included.
> HP PA-RISC 9000 712/100
> 192MB of ECC RAM, 4.5GB hard drive
> Boots and runs great. I have NeXTSTEP 3.3 installed on it, and it's some of
> the fastest hardware that runs it (can also run Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and
> of course HP-UX). Nice thing is that is has standard VGA out for video and
> PS/2 connectors for mouse and keyboard. I'll include an IBM PS/2 keyboard
> and SGI mouse with it. Clock battery is a Panasonic BR2325 ($2 at
> batterystore.com) and should be replaced.
> SGI Indy
> 256MB RAM, 18GB hard drive
> Does not power up, the Nidec power supply needs replacing/refurbishing. A
> few years ago it was running great... I added a GIO Fast Ethernet card to
> it and upgraded the R4000SC 100MHz CPU (which I still have) to the R4400SC
> 200mhz CPU. The internal battery is the original Dallas DS-1386-8K-150,
> which can and should be replaced by a DS-1386-8K-120 which costs about $10.
> I'll include a 13W3 to VGA adapter, an SGI keyboard, mouse, the Indycam,
> and these SGI CD-ROMs:
> SGI Freeware 2.0
> SGI Freeware June 1988
> Silicon Graphics Developer's Toolbox V6.2b
> Silicon Graphics IRIX Developer's Toolbox V6.2C
> Silicon Graphics Hot Mix 9
> Silicon Graphics Hot Mix 12 + Developer Magic
> Silicon Graphics Hot Mix 13
> Silicon Graphics Hot Mix 18
> The Silicon Surfer World Wide Web Demo CD
> SGI WebFORCE Seminar
> Sun SPARCstation 20
> max RAM, 9GB hard drive
> Seems to boot (power LED, fans spin, hard drive spins up) but I don't get
> any video. I don't have a Sun monitor, keyboard or mouse and instead have a
> Belkin OmniView PS/2 SUN Adapter, which lets me use a VGA monitor and PS/2
> keyboard and mouse, so I don't know if the problem is with the SPARCstation
> 20 or the Belkin OmniView adapter, but if I had to guess I'd say it was the
> SPARCstation since trying to get video out with a 13W3 to VGA adapter also
> didn't work. I believe the NVRAM chip/battery is original and I'm sure it
> needs to be replaced. It has a Sun Turbo XGX Framebuffer installed. The RAM
> is maxed out. I have a couple of additional cards - the Sun Fast Ethernet
> Adapter, and Sun FastWide Single-Ended SCSI and Fast Ethernet Adapter which
> I never got around to installing. I also have the CDs for Sun Solaris 7 for
> SPARC/Intel, Sun Solaris 10 11/06 for SPARC/Intel, and a demo disc for
> Apple's Macintosh Application Environment (virtual Macintosh) for Solaris
> 2.3 or later.
> Since I don't want to move these again, and this pandemic work from home
> with the kids in remote school life has worn me down more than I expected,
> I'd really like to part with all of this at once, and ideally someone could
> come pick it all up. I'm thinking $600 for the lot. I'm in North Andover,
> MA.
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 11:04 PM Nathan Raymond <nraymond at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Couple of things - first Ib m still moving, but will be done this week
> (god
> > I hate moving), so I apologize for not getting back to everyone but I
> will.
> > Second I love the way the thread evolved and meandered, it was so great,
> > thatb s the way the internet used to be, back before forums and social
> media
> > with the blocks and thread locks and bans and moderators warning blah
> blah
> > blah. I miss the old internet, and Ib m glad this list can still be a bit
> of
> > that!
> >
> > - Nate
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