I'm looking for more information on the Teleray series of terminals
>from Research, Inc. (Note: Teleray is the name of the terminal line,
not the name of the company! Although later they referred to
themselves as the "Teleray Division" of Research, Inc.)
In particular I'm looking for manuals and other documentation. If you
have a Teleray terminal and you're looking to get rid of it, I would
be interested in purchasing it from you.
I know of the following models:
1971 Teleray 3300
1975 Teleray 3900
1976 Teleray 3811
<1977? Teleray 3541
<1977? Teleray 3741
1977 Teleray 3841
1977 Teleray 4041
1978 Teleray 1061
1979 Teleray 10
1979 Teleray 11
1979 Teleray 12
1980 Teleray 14
<1981? Teleray 100
1982 Teleray 16
1985 Teleray 20-7305
<1990? Teleray 30
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 version available for download
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Not sure of location yet, trying to obtain that. Will repost when
location is available.
2 disk packs
manuals & drawings
8 inch floppy drive and floppies
"bunch of cards"
pep-70 upgrade card set for 11/70
box of panel light bulbs
parts for core boards
cpu test card
I was hoping for some definite direction in my endless quest to fix my C64. I don't have a lot of free time to work on this. So it is ongoing in many ways. Plus I am cautious about doing things that I know little about. Which can be good especially when you get people that give you conflicting advice. I do find a lot of helpful people on IRC, but you have to sort out what they are all telling you. I won't want to go and start buying all sorts of stuff and equipment without knowing why or then finding that I should have bought Y, when I bought X.
I know a little. Bits and pieces here and there, but nothing that will give me confidence to just dive in.
This is my quest to learn how to repair my C64:
I started with my original C64 which I bought in 1987. I had left it in a garage for two years and then tried to use it and it didn't work.
First I was told that I should clean my C64 with regular dish detergent and a hair dryer. I was told that this would solve many problems. Sounds unsafe, but I guess I will try it.
Then I was told that I should buy another C64 since it isn't worth repairing them, since they are so plentifully available and cheap. So now I have many non-working ones.
Then I need to replace chips that are bad, so I need to know how to solder and de-solder. Which kind of device to get ? There are different wattages and if you do it wrong then you burn up your boards (as a friend of mine did with more soldering experience did). Do I get a combination desolder sucker ? Or a little squeeze one ? Or a push and suck stick ? Do I get a soldering station ? A braider ? Too many different choices and combinations. I prefer something that will work and not damage my boards, and for desoldering, something that won't give me repetitive stress injury.
Then I'm told to get a diagnostic cartridge for C64, which works well expect when the PLA chip is bad and there you can't see video.
Then I should get a diagnostic harness, which works better, but again you need video.
Then I find a Diagnose 64 cartridge which tells you which chips are bad very simply with LED lights, but they are hard to find. I'm borrowing one right now from a friend and figuring out how to use now.
Then I'm told to get a multimeter, how do I use ? Which one to get ? I get one, then I'm told there is a better that could have been gotten for a little more money.
Then I'm told to get a logic probe. Which one ? Again, how to use ?
Then I'm told a logic probe is not as good as an oscilloscope. Which one ? How to use ? Then I'm told that I don't need an oscilloscope.
Then I'm told to go to Ray Carlsen's site and that will have everything I need. http://personalpages.tds.net/~rcarlsen/cbm.html. Which is very nice, but I'm a beginner and I don't need just a bunch of schematics and reference material. I need step by step method which explains which tools, techniques etc. that I need to do.
Then I'm told that going to the Rob Clarke and Bil Herd workshop would give me everything that I need to know. It is good information, but not hands on.
I want to low level format some drives and I understand this is what
I'll need to do it. The Customer Diag tape apparently doesn't let you.
Google tells me it was once talked about here on the list and what I am
after is :
AQ-GM5AN-DN MVII DIAG MAINT TK50
I found something on the web but, I am pretty sure it is just the customer version and I can't get it to boot anyway.
Hey guys and gals,
I have tried and failed to get a successful connection between my uvax II and a pc rs-232 serial port. The H8751-B didn't seem to work, so I pulled it off and wired my own MMJ-DB9 connector. I have tested the MMJ cable, and it works flawlessly.
For my connectors I have followed "The Cable" documentation at http://www.mcmanis.com/chuck/computers/vaxen/panels.htm (chucks house of vax), under "The MicroVAX II" section but it hasn't helped. I have tested the MMJ-DB9 connection from my uvax III consoles and from the microvax 3100 and it works fine, so I think the PC side is working correctly.
The MMJ-DB9 on the pc side is
DB-9 Pin Color Purpose
1 Pin 4 & 6
2 Yellow Transmit
3 Black Receive
4 Pin 1 & 6
5 Red Signal GND
6 Pin 1 & 4
When I toned out the H8571-B connector and this is what it toned out to (using a straight MMJ cable out of the connector:
DB-9 Pin Color Purpose
2 Black Transmit (Tx+)
3 Yellow Receive (Rx+)
4 White DSR
6 Blue DTR
7 Red Transmit Ground (Tx-)
8 Pin 8
9 Pin 9
Any idea what pinouts I should use for the H8671-B -> PC connector cable should be?
This situation is driving me nuts.
I bought it, hoping there would be 1 or 2 RD54's inside the system.
This was not to be....
So available, in Zurich, Switzerland :
uVAX II in a BA123 enclosure, complete, ( KA650=B 8 MB), with RF215 ( 400MB DSSI disk ) and TK70
Boots into VMS.
I would prefer to see my 50 CHF back, but am open to discussion.
I saw a lightning talk on Tursday by one of the maintainers of SmartOS, a
fork of Illumos, itself a fork of OpenSolaris. He recently discovered that
there were some interesting things in /usr/bin that most people don't
realize are there, that had stowed away unnoticed over the years: bfs and
ta. He demoed them for us, and I have to say I'm sort-of shocked that they
never got rm(1)ed.
Does anyone here remember using these when they were new/actually useful?
And speaking of ta, the presenter wasn't sure how you're supposed to drive
it - it is supposedly 'like troff -a' but no matter what input he gave it
(man page sources mostly), all he ever got out of it is 'unknown input