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13w3 to vga converter
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news_reader
2007-10-17 17:46:52 UTC
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Hey guys,

I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...

Thanks, Szabolcs
Emmanuel Florac
2007-10-17 20:22:20 UTC
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I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter?
Yes.
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Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in used
condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot of
money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
You can use standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse. For the screen connecting
RGB only will be enough (though you'll need a Sync-on-green capable
monitor).
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Gary Heston
2007-10-17 23:18:22 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
You can get an adapter here:

http://www.reputable.com/legacy.html#MONITORS

The page indicates that it'll work on non-sync-on-green (SOG) monitors.

Also check with Ian at:

http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/sgi.html

Both are good to deal with.

You can check if it's working by connecting to power and pressing the
power switch. It should spin up the hard drive, sound a musical chord,
and the power indicator LED should start out yellow and change to green.

If you hear hard drive activity, that's a good sign--wait until that stops,
then briefly push the power switch again. The OS (IRIX) will detect that
and do a controlled shutdown.


Gary
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Joerg Behrens
2007-10-18 12:03:23 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any idea
where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in used
condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot of
money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
Hook up a serical connection through a null modem cable to see if the
indy works or not. After setup the network you can connect trough the
network.

regards
Joerg
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Toni Grass
2007-10-19 10:44:12 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
http://www.deepspacecables.com/

Toni
Frank Rustenbach
2007-10-25 21:44:31 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
http://www.deepspacecables.com/
Toni
No Sir! HD15 - 13W3 for SUN will most likely not work for SGI as they
use different Pins for HSYNC, VSYNC, CompSYNC.

Frank
Toni Grass
2007-10-25 23:41:54 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
http://www.deepspacecables.com/
Toni
No Sir! HD15 - 13W3 for SUN will most likely not work for SGI as they
use different Pins for HSYNC, VSYNC, CompSYNC.
I know. Did you noticed that they sell adapters for SUN, IBM and SGI?

e.g. Indy: <http://www.deepspacecables.com/models/indy.html>

I use them for Indy, Octane and Indigo2

Toni
Frank Rustenbach
2007-10-26 11:59:01 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
http://www.deepspacecables.com/
Toni
No Sir! HD15 - 13W3 for SUN will most likely not work for SGI as they
use different Pins for HSYNC, VSYNC, CompSYNC.
I know. Did you noticed that they sell adapters for SUN, IBM and SGI?
e.g. Indy: <http://www.deepspacecables.com/models/indy.html>
I use them for Indy, Octane and Indigo2
Toni
I am an idiot. Sorry. Just looked at the pictures you get to see, when
you follow your link and did not take the time to observe the various
combo boxes. Again sorry.

Frank
Toni Grass
2007-10-26 14:48:40 UTC
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Hey guys,
I received an old Indy, only the desktop, no monitor, keyboard or mouse.
Can I connect my pc monitor to it using a 13w3-vga converter? Any
idea where to get such a hardware not expensive? Or has it anybody in
used condition for a few bucks or free ;-)? I don't wanna invest a lot
of money, I'm not even sure if the machine works...
http://www.deepspacecables.com/
Toni
No Sir! HD15 - 13W3 for SUN will most likely not work for SGI as they
use different Pins for HSYNC, VSYNC, CompSYNC.
I know. Did you noticed that they sell adapters for SUN, IBM and SGI?
e.g. Indy: <http://www.deepspacecables.com/models/indy.html>
I use them for Indy, Octane and Indigo2
I am an idiot. [...]
I do not think so ;-)
The starting page is not very clear. But they ship wordwide and fast and
there are much more SUNs out there than SGIs.

Toni

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