DEC QBUS Backplanes

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri Apr 17 12:04:04 CDT 2020

On 4/17/20 12:57 PM, Anders Nelson via cctalk wrote:
> Just curious - in all the backplane photos I've seen, it appears the
> fragile wire wrapping is always exposed without a cover protecting it from
> other components, fallen screws and wayward fingers in the computer cabinet.
> Was it ever standard practice to put a cover over these? I couldn't imagine
> debugging or repairing a backplane...

This particular backplane is soldered and has a rather heavy steel cover
over it.


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