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My 1600SW power supply has recently stopped working. Where can I get a replacement?

The Flat Panel Display uses a 12V, 3.33A 40W power brick. It is possible to use a power supply other than those supplied by SGI as long as the voltages match and you can find a suitable connector. An RS 329-3047 ( 12V 40W switched mode PSU should work. Also visit to purchase a replacement for your 1600SW.

Alternatively, you can use the power supply from the MLA if you are using one. It uses the same brick but less power, so you can wire the MLA and the 1600SW in parallel.

Is it possible to run dual 1600SW displays?

There has been a reported setup of two 1600SW displays being hooked up to twin Oxygen VX1-1600SW PCI cards under Windows 2000.

Alternatively, to use newer graphics accelerators you could use a combination of AGP/PCI cards with *two* MLAs driving dual displays. It is also possible to use a single AGP graphics accelerator with dual DVI ports. However, the card must be able to output 1600 x 1024 @ 60Hz (SuperWide™) on both ports. The nVidia-based Gainward graphics card has dual DVI ports and can output 1600SW-savvy resolutions on *both* ports. The shareware application PowerStrip can also be used to create customized settings.

Visit and download the utility UltraMon if you are planning on using multiple monitors under W2000/XP.

There is a flat panel display that looks identical to the 1600SW. What is this?

In 1999 Miro Displays released the same 1600SW display repackaged as the Radius Artica. Sporting a translucent Blue and White styling to match the then new range of Apple G3s, the Radius Artica was originally shipped with a Number 9 Revolution IV-FP (Windows) or Formac ProFormance 3 graphics accelerator (Mac). To see what the display looks like click here.

How can I adjust the 1600SW’s brightness/contrast?

The utility HawkEye (W9x/NT) allows you to do just that. Unfortunately, the utility is not available for Linux (or W2000 for that matter!) However, there is a workaround if you are using a dual-boot system which includes a W9x/NT setup.

Any adjustments made to the 1600SW’s contrast/brightness are saved to the display. Therefore, you could make any adjustments in W9x/NT and then reboot with the OS of choice. The monitor will remember the settings.


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