Teide Boysen’s comments about tearing apart HiSeq 2000’s and ABI Solids sent me to Ebay to see if I could find pictures of what is in the ABI machines.
It looks like there is an Olympus IX81 microscope without a stage, condensers, or an objective head and an IX2-UCB controller. These are bundled with a Spot Insight 4 firewire camera. The camera itself is probably worth more than these listings have been selling for (~$3750). Teide also reports that the Solid sequencers also include “a complete IAI Tabletop Robot, ready for use”.
Pictures below scraped from Ebay listings for either the entire system or the microscope and camera only. Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution images.