"Market" for old macs?
trag at io.com
Thu Jan 5 20:40:01 CST 2006
>Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 23:20:42 -0600
>From: Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org>
>Jim Leonard wrote:
>> So, if this is a mono output board, what kind of DB9 mono monitor can I
>> attach to it? I've got an IBM mono TTL monitor next to me, will that
>> work? Or was there some goofy brand of high-res mono monitor this board
>> was designed to work with?
>> Or should I just crack the mac and take the board out and sell it on epay?
>While I'd like to find a monitor that works with the board (again, any hints
>anyone?), in the end I think I'm going to end up trying to find a home for
>it. Is there a mac-specific forum for this kind of thing, or should I throw
>it to epay and hope for the best?
The best place to ask your question is probably the Compact Macs
email list which you can access through the lowendmac.com website.
At a guess, your board was built for either a pre-VGA monitor (EGA?,
CGA?). I know I saw monochrome monitors back in the early 90s with a
DB9 connector. However, it is possible that the board was
specifically designed for one of the specialized monitors from
sellers such as Radius. In those cases, you'll usually find a
marking on the board such as TPD (two page display) or similar.
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