Installing the flat panel adapter into the O2

Saturday, May 12th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

SGI O2This afternoon I install the flat panel adapter (that arrived earlier in the week) into my SGI O2 so it can natively run the 1600SW display. It took around ten minutes to install the adapter and then an hour and a half to update Irix to 6.5.2 using the included patch CDs.

Unfortunately the power adapter for the display decided to release its magic smoke when I plugged it in. At least it wasn’t plugged into the display at the time so the damage was constrained.

I was able to test it out using the power adapter for the MultiLink adapter, but as it is rated lower (1A instead of 3A) the display didn’t run properly. Oh well. Time to find a replacement.

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