Purchased a Microvax 3800

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Thu Dec 10 17:09:54 CST 2015

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of devin
> davison
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> I got the power cord for the microvax 3800 in the mail today. I checked the
> fans as someone suggested, they Spin nice and smooth. I Iooked over
> everything, nothing seems out of place. I powered the machine on. Very
> quiet. I expected it to be much louder.
> I turned the machine on and nothing exploded.
> The KA660 cpu board has that little red lcd display ion it. A F is displayed. Not
> sure if that is normal or not. I need a console cable. I have a vt100 that works
> over here. What is the cable called, is it something i could buy, or is it
> something that is easy enough to make?
> --Devin

The type of cable you need is called DECconnect. Hoff has lots of good info: http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/467



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