> From: John R. Keys Jr.
> Reply To: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 2:54 PM
> To: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re-finding more items as I open boxes
> Found the following while unpacking in the warehouse:
> Took some other goodies home to play with like the 20th Annv. MAC,...
20th Anniversary Mac? You booger... I may have to grab it when
you're not looking.
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Running since 01/22/2002 without a crash
Well, the Univac III is back: UNIVAC III Computer (In Storage since 1975),
eBay auction Item # 2733726990. This time the starting price is $7,500 and the
buy-it-now is $11,000.
The URL is:
OK, somebody, jump right on it! :-)
(Not me, I'm into LITTLE computers like PDP-11's and VAXen, with an occasional
side dish of 6502 or 8085)
Certainly, there are a lot of logic analyzsers (or
analysers, if you are English) floating around. I was
told by a guy who specializes in "refurbished" (i.e.
dusted off) test equipment that this is because a lot
of it is gov't surplus where they just grab the unit.
He also mentioned that a lot of university surplus has
partially blown pods because of carelessness - due to
the nature of what they do, not much protection on the
I have a Tek 1230 which I was lucky enough to get some
pods with. I had another one w/o pods and GOOD LUCK on
getting schematics, etc on this stuff - it's a "black
art" proprietary sort of thing.
Incredible wisdom actually found in a commerical fortune cookie:
"When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day."
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Just got back from Radio Shack. I bought a fast blowing 250v 2 amp fuse
and installed on in the laserdisc player. Unfortunetly, it blows just
as fast as the .75amp fuse. So.... that means I have a dead short
somewhere, right? How do I go about checking that?
>it's a museum!!! Emulate hardware for display?
I agree, I?m running two 2883s on Access under simulation. I run a single
7900 on the TSB E version, and a single 2883 on the F version.
The largest real Access system I ever owned/ran had 1 7920 and 3 7900s. What
is that, about 47MB. So two 2883s at about 25 MB each would just over the
largest real system I ever ran.
If you want real drives, the most rugged of them was the 7900, IMHO. The
7920 was fine, but not as tough as the 7900. The 7905 was the one that
seemed to me to crash for no reason at all. I always held my breath when I
spun up one of those. It seemed as though every time I got one for my
inventory I would have one fail on a customer?s site. So I cursed that drive
so much that I would never even try to run one on my systems.
I have a set of 2100 Access micro-code. My brother has offered to take a
shot at making copies of the ROMs. He did it once before for me in the early
to mid 80s. Perhaps if he can make 2 copy sets, we could send one set to Al
to be read and archived, and when he?s done have him forward them to Jay to
test the copies in real hardware.
I wonder how long it will be before some fool donates a PDP or some
other piece of kit we hold near and dear to our hearts, to these miscreants.
Sure, it's amusing when it's a 286 being pipe-bombed, but probably not
so much fun (for me, anyway) when they get their hands on an Amiga or a Sol.
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye...
I found EK-KDJ1A-UG-001 "KDJ11-A CPU Module User's Guide,"
which might help, because unless my memory fails me, the KDJ
I didn't immediately find power-up codes in it -- probably
because something like MXV11-B2 or other ROM set issues the
If I can find an MXV11 doc, I'll post a message. I used to
Contact me if you want the KDJ11 manual.
by the way... I am not bringing an 11/45 to vcf east :) I was referring to
how it looked when I got it recently from TN. I haven't started on that
restoration project yet, and I doubt pretty seriously it'd get any awards
the way it looks now *GRIN* Well, maybe... "system carrying the most dirt
Now, if Sellam would ever have a VCF-Central, in St. Louis, I would bring
the dual bay HP2000/Access system. If it'd be in St. Louis then I wouldn't
mind so much having to tear a wall out of the basement to get it out.
It does look like there is a pretty reasonable chance I will make it to VCF
east. Can't wait to meet everyone! I will most likely be driving from St.
Louis to VCF and back with either a small flatbed trailer, or a van (or
both). Any riders along the way want to come with and share gas costs? It'd
be nice to make the drive in one stretch, doable with multple drivers.
If anyone going to VCF east wants any HP racks, 13037 controller systems, or
7906 disc drives, now is the time to speak up cause I'll bring it all with
me. Could bring some 21MX's too.
I'm looking for information on the expansion boxes for the "older"
PDP-8's (ie 8/I and 8/L). Specifically:
Ideally I'd like to find user's manuals and maintenance manuals for
them, but at this point anything would be useful.
Of course, I'll also re-iterate my call for information on the DF32D
TTFN - Guy