HP 9817 Usage

TangentDelta tangentdelta at protonmail.com
Tue May 26 13:12:00 CDT 2020

It's a 98204B card. I've been looking at the original HP displays but I haven't heard anything good about them. I've seen people mention newer multisync LCD monitors that will work with it.

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On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:30 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 4:31 PM TangentDelta via cctalk
> cctalk at classiccmp.org wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I have an HP 9817 and its accompanying 9133D disk drive unit.
> > The disk drive seems like a rather large can of worms, so I've been ignoring it. I re-capped the 9817's power supply. It powers up and it passes all of its diagnostics according to the LEDs on the motherboard. I can see that it is outputting a picture on the composite video connector, but I don't have any displays that will accept the weird sync frequency that it uses. I also do not have an HIL keyboard to use with the machine.
> Which video card do you have? Given you mention 'composite video' I'm
> assuming an HP98204. But the 98204A and 98204B are quite different.
> The -A outputs TV rate video (and can drive many common monitors), the
> -B has a faster horizontal scan rate (so more lines in the raster,
> higher resolution) and drives a special HP monitor, HP35731 (this is
> actually a Samsung chassis and it shows, it is nowhere near the build
> quality I'd expect from HP at that time).
> > Should I look at buying a monitor that can support the composite video sync and get an HIL keyboard (or build an adapter)? Does the machine not support using a terminal over the serial port as a console at boot?
> I don't think it'll support a serial console. I've never got an
> HP9000/200 series machine to do so.

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