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Silicon Graphics 320 Visual Workstation Owner's Guide
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Chapter 1. Getting Started

This chapter contains the following sections:

Checking Your Shipment

Your Silicon Graphics 320 visual workstation shipment contains all of the items shown in Figure 1-1.

Figure 1-1. Items Included in Your Shipment


Depending on your order, you may have received a monitor or a Silicon Graphics 1600SW flat panel monitor.

Setting Up the System

After unpacking all the parts and checking your shipment, you are ready to set up the workstation. Refer to the installation poster that ships with your Silicon Graphics 320 workstation or to the instructions on the following pages. You can also use Figure 1-2 to help you identify the ports on the back of the system.

Figure 1-2. Back View of the System (Ports Labeled)


  1. Decide whether you want to place the system unit on top of or beneath your desk.

    Since internal fans are used to keep the system cool during operation, leave enough space around the unit to allow adequate airflow through the system.

  2. Attach the PS/2 mouse to the keyboard, as shown in Figure 1-3. Then attach the keyboard to the leftmost USB connector on the system.

    Figure 1-3. Attaching the Mouse and Keyboard


  3. If you are installing your system on a network, attach the Ethernet cable from the wall jack to the RJ45 connector on the back of the system, as shown in Figure 1-4.

    Figure 1-4. Attaching the Ethernet Cable


  4. Attach the monitor.

    • Attach the monitor cable to the monitor and to the system.

    • Attach the monitor power cord to the monitor and to a power outlet.


    Note: If you are attaching an optional flat panel monitor, attach it to the display option connector instead.

    Figure 1-5. Attaching the Monitor and Power Cord


  5. Check the voltage switch above the power port on the back of the system to make sure it's set to the appropriate voltage setting for your power outlet, as shown in Figure 1-6.


    Caution: The voltage switch is preset at the factory for your country's voltage requirements. Verify the setting before plugging in the power cord.

    Figure 1-6. Checking the Voltage Switch Setting


  6. Attach the power cord to the back of the system and to a power outlet, as shown in Figure 1-7.

    Figure 1-7. Attaching the Power Cord to the System


  7. Attach any other external devices such as printers, modems, or speakers. Refer to Figure 1-2 to identify the ports.


    Note: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 does not support IEEE 1394 devices. Also, the keyboard and mouse combination is the only device supported by USB. Future releases of NT may support IEEE 1394 and additional USB devices.


You are now ready to open the sliding front panel and turn on the system.

Opening and Closing the Sliding Front Panel

Open the panel in the front of the system to access the removable media drives and the power and reset buttons.

  • To open the sliding front panel, press lightly on the lower half of the panel, as shown in Figure 1-8.

    The panel automatically slides down into the cover to expose the removable media drives and the power and reset buttons.


Caution: Do not force the panel down manually. It may damage the panel.

Figure 1-8. Opening the Sliding Front Panel


Figure 1-9 shows the location of the power and reset buttons.

Figure 1-9. Locating the Power and Reset Buttons


  • To close the panel, pull up on the tab at the top of the panel until the panel clicks into place.

    Figure 1-10. Closing the Sliding Front Panel


Turning On the System

After attaching all the cables and external devices, you are ready to turn on the system.

  1. Turn on the monitor and any other external devices—such as external drives, printers, or modems—by pressing their power buttons.

  2. Open the sliding front panel of the system by pressing lightly on the lower half of the panel, as shown in Figure 1-8.

    The panel automatically slides down into the cover to expose the removable media drives and the power and reset buttons.

  3. Press the power button, shown in Figure 1-11.

    The system powers on automatically.

    Figure 1-11. Turning on the System


For information on logging in, see your Windows NT documentation.

Shutting Down the System

To shut down the system:

  1. Shut down the software by selecting System Shutdown from the Start menu in the Windows NT task bar, or if you are not logged in, by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete and clicking the Shut Down... button.

    A dialog box appears.

  2. Select “Shutdown the computer?” and click Yes.

    The software automatically shuts down and a status window appears telling you it's okay to turn off the power.

  3. If it's not already open, open the sliding front panel of the system by pressing lightly on the lower half of the panel (Figure 1-8).

    The panel automatically slides down into the cover to expose the removable media drives and the power and reset buttons.

  4. Press the power button (Figure 1-11). The system turns off.

  5. Press the power buttons on the front of the monitor and on any external devices to turn them off.

Resetting the System

You can reset the system by pressing the reset button shown in Figure 1-12.

Figure 1-12. Resetting the System


Silicon Graphics 320 Visual Workstation Owner's Guide
(document number: 007-3701-001 / published: 1999-02-02)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Getting Started
    Chapter 2. Opening the System
    Chapter 3. Memory
    Chapter 4. Internal Drives
    Chapter 5. Option Cards
    Chapter 6. Processors
    Chapter 7. Power Supply and Fan
    Chapter 8. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    Appendix A. Technical Specifications
    Appendix B. Port Information
    Appendix C. SCSI Devices
    Appendix D. Regulatory Information
    Index


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