NeXT Dimension Cube Turbo

The name of the computer is a mouthful and all of the words are probably not in the right order but it really doesn’t matter.  This is a computer I just recently acquired and it’s been one of those that you look for but usually never find; especially not for an affordable price.

Well, all the stars aligned and it’s here, The NeXT Cube Turbo Dimension.  This unit is not fully populated (yet) but has 16 MB of memory on the main board, 16 MB of memory on the Dimension board and it’s a turbo (a pleasant surprise).

Now to get it to work!  Unfortunately, I don’t have enough experience with NeXT computers other than having a NeXT Cube with an 040 board and a NeXTstation Turbo Color.  I have all of the wires, I think, but it just sits there with no log in prompt.  It’s like visiting a castle of wonders and not having the draw bridge lowered.  I am dying of anticipation since I don’t yet have my NeXTstation Turbo Color working (it was missing the hard drive and cables).

Anyhow, here’s some pics.

Below is the output I get when I boot up on the NeXT Dimension connected color screen.  I also have a mono screen connected at the same time but it remains blank and neither screen shows a log in page.

First Boot up output

First Boot up output

A “request for help” post is at the NeXT computer forums.  It’s forums like these that help those of us who restore and play with these vintage computers.  You can find these forums at http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums

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