Resolved: Re: 11/34 sanity check

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sun Apr 26 16:49:52 CDT 2015

Yes, I can see how this issue would be in precisely the same class as not having the computer plugged into the wall.

A thousand apologies for wasting so much of your time.

- Josh

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Sent: ‎4/‎26/‎2015 2:41 PM
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Subject: Re: Resolved: Re: 11/34 sanity check

On 4/26/2015 12:58 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> I've seen this, when the 20 pin cable 
>> from M7859 to the console panel
>> is plugged in reversed.
>> Don't trust the marked pin 1 wire: 
>> sometimes DEC manufacturing twisted
>> the cables.
>> hope this helps,
>> Joerg
> All LEDs "glowing dark"?
> And sure enough, I flipped the cable 
> around and things are much happier, 
> the front panel is completely 
> responsive and the CPU and bus seem to 
> be working but I'll need to spend some 
> more time with it to test stuff out.
> That'll learn me to trust Pin-1 
> markings on DEC stuff :).
> Thanks all for the suggestions, it's 
> all been very educational...
> - Josh

J, to save the time of those posting, 
it's more or less assumed you've already 
tried the obvious things before asking 
for help.    Otherwise, posters are -- 
for example -- left having to first 
question whether a machine is even 
plugged in to the wall or not.

- J

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