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Should have one, but P&P will probably be expensive.

 

No worries, but thanks much just the same.One will turn up over here to replace mine that's bareass naked. It works great and came with a nice KBD, but is missing its stylish Blueberry sarong.The peripherals came with a PSU donor for my beloved Graphite DA/466 that was my main Graphics Workstation for eight or nine years.

 

Speaking of deceased rodents, the Graphite Pro Mouse from the DA fell prey to Apple's form over function mentality. They put next to nothing in the way of strain relief for the cord to prevent fatigue. It's sitting in a hacks box gutted and halfway thru conversion as a spherically correct ADB pointer for the multi-generational, cross platform KVM setupl! :D 

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One day late... but it's here.

Apple Studio Display CRT, ADC. Thanks, Trash80toHP_Mini!! :D

 

post-6438-0-71011400-1486921973_thumb.jpgpost-6438-0-69467500-1486921994_thumb.jpgpost-6438-0-54406400-1486922011_thumb.jpgAlthough you probably can't see it that well, it's completely clean, inside and out. But who did it? :-x

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:lol: Gotcha! I'm just happy to see it has finally received all the TLC it always deserved in its new home

 

You must have had your minions working on that thing all day and night! At what time did you wind up disassembling the case and firing up the compressor? Beautiful restoration job, did the coatings come off without a scar or was that one scratch deep enough to need to go the glass polishing route?

 

After half a lifetime of working on TPDs, a mid-sized monitor like that just has no appeal for me, even if it is the last and second classiest CRT design to emerge from the Infinite Loopiness. The ADC CRT StudioDisplay may be in my favorite Graphite color scheme, but it's not as powerful a design statement as the smaller Macintosh Portrait Display. That one is a 72dpi WYSIWYG Full Page Display masterpiece from the Dawn of DTP, there's just no competing with that for the top spot. [:)]]'>

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Hah, you're right about the minions! ;)

 

We opened it around noonish today, and got all that crap out. So much dust!!!

 

Polishing went well, too. The back shell was almost spotless by the time it got together.

 

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Many years ago a guy I knew had one of those clear ADC CRT monitors he wanted to get rid of, but I didn't have anything ADC at the time so I didn't snag it (regret it now). It looked so mint.

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Weird, it won't boot off the HDD or CD... It is showing a "Can't open boot device" for the CDs, and an "Illegal instruction" for the HDD. At least I got it out of booting from net! :ppost-6438-0-91483700-1487034121_thumb.jpgpost-6438-0-39592700-1487034137_thumb.jpg

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Also, what are the SCSI IDs of the devices you are using?

 

My OpenFirmware neurons are a bit rusty, but from the ok prompt if you do

 

probe-scsi-all

 

it should tell you what SCSI devices the machine can see.

 

The big long string that corresponds to the cdrom device is what you want to use for the "boot" command

 

you can also use the command

 

devalias

 

to see if the alias for 'cdrom' is set to the same path or something different.

 

google for 'sun openfirmware' and you'll find a lot of info and tutorials on how to get around at the ok prompt.

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Sweet! If you can get that one up and running, maybe you can do the same to a couple more from the SPARCstack so we can pass them on to others.

 

Can you take a head-on shot of that startup logo? I just snipped it to make an Avatar, but a direct shot should be squared up properly so I don't need to crop quite as much out of the image.

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Those Sparcs are a pain to get booting on CD.  I have a Sparcstation 10 and had the same errors... what it didn't like was the termination on my SCSI CD-ROM.  That would even kill the hard drive booting (same on my SGI Indy).  Unfortunately, no combination of external terminators or in-line ones could solve the issue... had to use a completely different drive, which is dumb because the one I had been using was in an actual Sun external case (I think what ended up working was an AppleCD 300, the internal version, in a noname external enclosure).  No wonder I hate SCSI.  After vowing never to deal with that again I ended up spinning up a Linux VM to netboot via RARP and BOOTP, which is (relatively) easy for getting the installer going on anything not Solaris.

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My Ultra 5 also has the same issue if I don't use one of two specific driveis: The original BTC IDE drive or one specific HP IDE CD burner. All others throw that error, even SCSI ones.

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