I am getting my PDP-11/34 and my RK05 disk drives and packs tommorrow, and I have a few questions.They have have been in storage for years, and, although they have been kept dry, they are probably dusty. Can anyone tell me how to clean the drives and the disk packs before I use them?
> From: Ward D. Griffiths III <gram(a)cnct.com>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Museums
> Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 1:14
> (The FCC stepped in because of complaints
> from the close neighbors of folks running TRS-80 Model Ones (or Apple IIs
> or Commodore Pets or S-100 boxen) on the other side of an unshielded wall
> from a television with rabbit ear antenna in apartment buildings).
Our Spectrum Management Agency (or whatever it's called this week) has a
less enduser friendly attitude towards dipsticks in fringe areas that think
they should be able to watch marginal signals on "rabbit ears" inside a
It amounts to "Get an outdoor antenna." No outdoor antenna, no valid
grounds for complaint. There are no specific regs regarding emf emission
>from computers, they have put the onus on the RECEIVER manufacturer to
ensure adequate filtering & shielding from unwanted signals. The CB fad of
the 70's was a direct cause of this, after it was discovered that perfectly
functional CB's would drive certain televisions berserk because of stupid
choices of IF frequencies (Amongst other "They did WHAT!" type design, um,
If you have a properly installed external antenna (Yagi of some kind - cut
for the channels you are trying to receive) and proper coax feed into the
set, and you are STILL getting interference, only then will they look into
This attitude has cured enormous numbers of problems.
Computer Systems Manager
Saint Marks College
Port Pirie, South Australia
> No not yet. I'm going to try and get the parts and make a terminal
You have to be REAL careful which way the pins go on that. I had to
make two of 'em because the FAQ (where I found the pin assignments)
wasn't really clear which way you should be looking at it. (They ended up
>>If the root password is changed, your going to be screwed without system
> I'm afraid you're right. That's the nature of Unix.
I was lucky on mine. All of them came from the factory with a preset password
which was *something* like "MPC" or something like that. Anyway, it should be
in the 3B2 FAQ.
Anyone have any pulled MA3172s they can help this gent with or know of a
source for them? All I have are dead 8514s and I'm not good with a
soldering iron--I don't think this fella would want to buy/ship the whole
monitor just for the chip and I would destroy it if I tried to pull it.
>Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:46:46 +0200
>From: Ognjen Seslija <seki(a)EUnet.yu>
>Organization: TEKON computers
>X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.03 [en] (Win95; I)
>Subject: Reparir of my 8514/A monitor
>About ten years ago, i've bought an IBM PS/2 model 80 with IBM 8514/A
>My monitor is not operational any longer due to the malfunction of one
>Can one bye this chip somewhere in NY city?
>If so, please email me about an adress of your shop in NY, so I can tell
>my friend who lives there where to buy it.
>Thank You very much.
>TEKON computers, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
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OK what is an IBM 5363 II? I found one in a trift store.
I've been told that the 5363 was a S/36 that designed to be a very low
cost entry into the 3X architecture and that it runs an operating systems
called SSP. So what is a 5363 II and what OS does it use? Is it worth
picking up and saving? Also does anyone know how to get around the password
At 01:43 AM 2/7/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Does any one know what type of printer ribbon can fit onto an original adam
>(Colecovision)printer (ginerec one I thought Was a deablo hytype but it wont
>And where to get one from I live in Castlegar, British Columbia Canada.
Try American Ink (<http://www.americanink.com/> I believe); they carry
ribbons for a lot of older printers. (Ran across them while researching
one of the computers in my collection on the web, but have known of them
for years; very highly recommended in local Atari circles.)
Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad
roger(a)sinasohn.com that none but madmen know."
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San Francisco, California http://www.crl.com/~sinasohn/
I also have a neat XT. It's not a Phillips, but a Tandy 1000. It has 768K
RAM, and a 12MHz 286 processor. Only, I still have the problem of not
being able to access the upper memory. Being a Tandy, it's even harder to
find a driver. Another setback is it's HD. It's a 20MB Western digital -
and slow as a turtle. Does anyone, by any chance, have a spare
XT-compatible IDE HD without a stepper motor driving the heads??
> It was a neat machine for an XT. I don't recall if I ever checked to see
> was using that extra memory or if it had any SW with it. My friend will
> delighted to know that he can squeeze out a little extra ram for
> DOS programs.
> ciao larry