DEC Pro 350

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Sun Feb 25 13:42:00 CST 2018

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 8:10 AM, Kurt Hamm via cctalk <cctalk at
> wrote:

> Well, I bought that DEC Pro 350 on ebay.  It initially booted up and I got
> the error screen.  The error code I found on the Internet was related to
> the hard disk controller.  So, I thought I just needed someone to sell/give
> me some systems disks for the unit and I could try to setup the drive again
> if it still functioned.
> Then, it after a couple of restarts (I re-seated the boards and cleaned the
> connectors) it stopped showing the error screen (with picture of the
> computer).  All the diagnostic lights are red on the back and nothing ever
> shows on the screen.  The power comes on and then nothing.
> If anyone has any thoughts, I would appreciate it.  I knew the history of
> this type of computer and figured it was a long shot.  I am just
> disappointed to have gotten really nowhere with it.
> Thanks!
> Kurt

Sounds like you can't do much of anything but to confirm my understanding...
Can you enter terminal mode?
Can you boot from a diskette?

How confident are you in the power supply?  Have you checked all of the
voltage rails?


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