Computer Scrapyards (was: PAM computer, Convergent?)

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Tue Jul 15 10:07:38 1997

> I found this one on a loading dock--someone has scrapped it partially.


> One of the 8M memory board I have is missing 4 large chips.. I presume
> these had something to do with the ECC.. I can't remember the part off
> the top of my head, but I do have another baord like it.

Yes, and I do not think they are Sun specific - but do not quote me on
that. I suppose one could cheat and force what would have been the error
lines inactive on the board.
They will still be bastards to find.

> I HATE WHEN PEOPLE DO THAT! I can't imagine someone actually could
> use those chips (but they had a pretty gold top and looked important
> I imagine..)

Easy money to a scrapper.

William Donzelli
Received on Tue Jul 15 1997 - 10:07:38 BST

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