Sun/3-powered 737 flight sim

Plamen Mihaylov plamenspam at
Tue Aug 18 00:25:15 CDT 2020

I’ve attached different AUI transceivers to Sun3/E SCSI/Ethernet at least
100 times while running and nothing happened. The Sun 3/E prom has on board
diagnostic which could provide more information on the failure.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Chris Hanson via cctalk <cctalk at>

> On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Michael Thompson via cctalk <
> cctalk at> wrote:
> >
> > I have a Sun 3/E, including a SCSI/Ethernet board, that ran fine the last
> > time it was powered on. There is a collector in southern Germany who also
> > has a 3/E board set. I didn't see any contact information for the
> simulator
> > owners.
> The originator of the Reddit thread works on this simulator and is the
> point of contact.
> They're really interested in moving off the Sun 3/e rather than continuing
> to try to get spare parts etc. I've also suggested they check the
> capacitors and fuses, especially on the Ethernet/SCSI cards, since the
> originator claims multiple failures. The Ethernet fuse in particular is
> likely very easy to trip because people these days aren't used to AUI
> adapters which generally *can not* be hot-plugged without blowing a fuse.
>   -- Chris

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