Hello, thank you for the advice on repairing the failed power supply parts.
I do intend to repair them, my intent was to get one system working, and
then move along to the others. I will admit i am anxious to get a running
rsx system running. I have been working to repair cateract and power supply
issues on adm 3 terminals, i have 16 terminals now working, 10 of them
being adm3, others being vt100 compatible televideo terminals.
On Sun, Nov 27, 2022, 4:51 PM Peter Coghlan via cctalk <
I am looking for advice to get the 11/34 system up and running. I have
started to put together a site to document my progress, to stay on track
with the repair effort. The system has 2 rl02 drives, and an attached 9
track tape drive. I had worked to repair a power supply issue at first,
there was a problem with the main transformer, as well as one of the
smaller voltage "bricks". Thankfully i have many systems and i was just
able to swap in the needed working parts.
I'd suggest repairing the swapped out parts that were found to be faulty
and putting them back in the systems they came from before going any
further. I know this seems like boring work as this doesn't seem to
contribute to any visible progress but it may be that minor differences
in ECO level, customisations, hacks etc could lead to surprises down the
road when parts from different systems are mixed and matched. Doing this
work first also means there is less danger of running out of working parts
if more failures should occur further along. Finally, it is going to be
easier to faulty repair parts when you have working examples of them to
comparisons with than if you have no remaining working parts to guide you.