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Got me a PPC640 (and more).

Started by Gryzor, 12:36, 26 September 22

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Gryzor

Thanks to @dionisisg I'm now the owner of a PPC640. Thar she blows:

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What a beast it is!

Still haven't powered it on, I wanted to ask if there's anything I should look out for? The PSU I was given was this one:

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So it's a US one, 120V. Interestingly the seller told me it runs fine with 230V, but... I'm kind of doubting that. Anyone has any experience?

Of course I knew of the machine, and I've seen it in person before, but it's the first one I own. The design still surprises me, especially since at the same time I got this Panasonic CF-710 from the same year, with a much more sane form factor:

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That one's a beauty...

So I also got a Philips 80 green monitor:
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I remember seeing this in ads for the Speccy and the c64, I like it. It has RCA inputs which is nice.

And finally, I got a 21" Phlips 201B10, which appears to be a professional monitor? It's got a VGA connector but also BNC connectors. Must be pretty nice, haven't used it yet. However I don't think I have a use (or rather, the space) for it, so if anyone wants to collect in Athens, be my guest :)

dionisisg

Quote from: Gryzor on 12:36, 26 September 22Thanks to @dionisisg I'm now the owner of a PPC640. Thar she blows:

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You cannot view this attachment.

What a beast it is!

Still haven't powered it on, I wanted to ask if there's anything I should look out for? The PSU I was given was this one:

You cannot view this attachment.

So it's a US one, 120V. Interestingly the seller told me it runs fine with 230V, but... I'm kind of doubting that. Anyone has any experience?

Of course I knew of the machine, and I've seen it in person before, but it's the first one I own. The design still surprises me, especially since at the same time I got this Panasonic CF-710 from the same year, with a much more sane form factor:

You cannot view this attachment.

That one's a beauty...

So I also got a Philips 80 green monitor:
You cannot view this attachment.

I remember seeing this in ads for the Speccy and the c64, I like it. It has RCA inputs which is nice.

And finally, I got a 21" Phlips 201B10, which appears to be a professional monitor? It's got a VGA connector but also BNC connectors. Must be pretty nice, haven't used it yet. However I don't think I have a use (or rather, the space) for it, so if anyone wants to collect in Athens, be my guest :)

Looks beautiful !! I'm kind of a classified Indiana jones!!! I wouldn't trust that power supply myself, try to find a 240v with the same output , a good replacement to test the computer would be an adjustable bench power supply.

Gryzor

Yeah I don't have one of these... so it's either a regular (meaning: les €€€) converter or a new PSU with the correct plug.

dionisisg

You can get an adjustable dc-dc converter for cheap and use any 12v5A power supply

Gryzor

Quote from: dionisisg on 13:56, 26 September 22You can get an adjustable dc-dc converter for cheap and use any 12v5A power supply
If I am to get a new PSU why get a converter too?

dionisisg

Quote from: Gryzor on 07:46, 27 September 22
Quote from: dionisisg on 13:56, 26 September 22You can get an adjustable dc-dc converter for cheap and use any 12v5A power supply
If I am to get a new PSU why get a converter too?
Get a DC-DC converter if you have a spare PSU lying around, if none is on your possession then yes just a new power brick (if you can find an identical voltage one) will do the trick.

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Gryzor

Oh yes, can't imagine my life without it  :laugh:

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