Sun Ultra 10

Sun Ultra 10 computer from 1998

CPU: Ultra SPARC-IIi @ 440MHz
Hard Drives: 1 20GB IDE
Floppy Drives: 1 3-1/2" 1.44MB
Video: Elite3D m3
Display: 19" RGB
Ports: 2 serial, 1 parallel, keyboard, 10/100BaseT ethernet, onboard video, audio (mic in, line in, line out, headphone out)
OS: Solaris 10u5
ROM: OpenBoot 3.31
Part Number:  
Serial Number: 10236847
Notes: This system had a firmware password set, when I got it. The consensus is to power on the system until the video starts, pull the NVRAM chip to get control, then re-install the NVRAM while still powered up to run a reset procedure on the NVRAM. Ugly, but it works. The system originally came with 256MB (4-64MB DIMMs), a 300MHz CPU and a Creator 3D Series 3 FFB+. I upgraded it to 1GB RAM, a 440MHz CPU and Elite3D m3 frame buffer.

The NVRAM battery will eventually die on all of these systems, and I replaced this one in January, 2014. The NVRAM was available from Mouser, M48T58Y-70PC1 (Mouser part 511-M48T58Y70PC1).

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Last updated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014