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Mini-updates 2 - A501 battery, PC-98 Gotek update, SparcStation 1+ debugging

I’ve been up to a bunch of little projects while waiting on parts and time for the big jobs, so here is another mini-update on three of those projects.

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SparcStation 1+ - still no booting

The SparcStation 1+ is still pulling its weird “Illegal Instruction” error, but at least now we know the keyboard works.

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SparcStation 1+ - have video, will error

The slow accumulation of an entire collection of vintage Sun hardware continues, with the 1+ now being able to show video. The question is, what else will it take to boot?

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SparcStation 1+ - have keyboard, will error

In a previous installment of the SparcStation 1+ saga, I got the machine to present a serial console to one of my other old computers, but couldn’t get any video out of the video card or boot to an actual operating system.

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SparcStation 1+ - setup

My streak of actually trying computers that are in my pile continues with this SparcStation 1+. While it has been a very loyal and very handsome monitor/keyboard stand for the last few years, it would probably be more interesting as a functioning computer.

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