[Noisebridge-discuss] iMac and Monitor for Noisebridge or parts?

Ian McKellar ian at mckellar.org
Tue Dec 7 16:02:08 PST 2010


Yes, I brought it in. I need to get a receipt for the donation. Does
anyone want to volunteer to do that for me? I can come by this
weekend...

I'll be bringing the iMac in once I find a few hours to clear all of
my data off it, perhaps some people can check out the caps. I've been
really underimpressed with the "Genius Bar" folks' ability to diagnose
anything so I don't think I'll be lugging it down to the Apple store.

Ian

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> We got the 17" sgi monitor.
>
> If we can cobble together a computer good enough for video editing, I
> will donate a 1.5 terabyte external hard drive and we can start
> digitizing all the noisebridge media archives.
>
> It would be excellent to see a collection of noisebridge-generated media
> that's publicly accessible on the internet.
>
>
>
> Patrick
>
>
> On 12/2/2010 11:47 AM, jim wrote:
>>
>>     we could really use the flat panel display for at least
>> one computer in the Turing classroom. Yes, one of the
>> officers can give you a receipt for the donation(s).
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 10:53 -0800, Ian McKellar wrote:
>>> Hi, I have a couple of pieces of computer equipment cluttering up my
>>> house that I really need to get rid of.
>>>
>>> They're not useless, but they're not useful to me.
>>>
>>> First of all I have an SGI flat-panel monitor, the 1600SW. It was a
>>> revolutionary monitor for the time, it's even got it's own wikipedia
>>> page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGI_1600SW
>>> I've got the "multilink" adapter that lets you drive it off regular
>>> old DVI (analog or digital, you can use VGA with the right VGA-DVI
>>> cable) and power supplies for everything. They still go for $500-$600
>>> new or half that used on ebay, but that seems like a pain in the ass.
>>> I understand that noisebridge is short on monitors - should I just
>>> come by and drop it off? I understand that I can get a receipt for a
>>> donation, right?
>>>
>>> Secondly I have a white 20" Intel iMac. The specs are: iMac 2.16 GHz
>>> Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 2x512 of RAM, 250 GB internal ATA drive,
>>> internal 8x double-layer Super Drive, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0 +
>>> EDR, Built-in iSight, ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory, 20"
>>> TFT display
>>> Actually, I might have upgraded that RAM at some point.
>>> The only problem with it is some occasional display corruption and
>>> crashing, typically associated with heavy graphics load. My suspicion
>>> is that it's a heat issue, but it could be a fucked logic board. Does
>>> anyone have a use for it? Is anyone interested in diagnosing and
>>> fixing it? I really don't want to send it to west-african landfill
>>> (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/08/04/magazine/20100815-dump.html).
>>>
>>> Ian
>>>
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