SUMMARY Ultra 5 on its side?

From: Bill Fenwick (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 11:54:42 CDT

My apologies for the late summary on this, and thanks to the following people
for responding:

Jarrett Carver <>
Raymond Wong <>
Penny Jaye Deeney <>
Brown, Melissa <>
Chuck Cox <>
Lars Balker Rasmussen <>
Adrian Saidac <>
Aaron Krongard <>
Vince Merrell <>

My original question was:
>I apologize if this is an RTFM question, but I couldn't find it in the FM I
>have, and I've done some surfing with no luck...
>We have a client who is interested in putting an Ultra 5 and a 24" monitor in
>console unit he is having built. In order to do so, he would have to put the
>Ultra 5 in on its side, rather than flat. Can somebody point me to something
>official which says you can (or cannot) do this with an Ultra 5?

There appears to be nothing official from Sun on whether or not putting the
Ultra 5 on its side will cause problems, but several of the above people said
they had tried it with no ill effects. A couple expressed concerns about the
CD falling out with the unit on its side, but the CD tray in the Ultra 5 has
little plastic "fingers" which would hold the CD in place. One suggestion was
to place it with the power supply uppermost (which would mean putting the
machine on its left side) to help with heat dissipation.

Thanks again to all who answered!

Bill Fenwick                                   Email:
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