Like the Sanyo just yesterday, I have a Compaq SLT/286 portable computer
taking up space. Very nice condition, with power unit, dock, and bag. Any
interest CHEAP? I am located in New York, zip 10512.
Unlike the Sanyo, if there is no interest, I suppose I will just chop this
I am desperately trying to clear out a bedroom to work on it - the bedroom
that ends up being the junk overflow containment chamber. It would
actually be nice to sleep in it sometime.
aw288 at osfn.org
Hi! There are some XT-IDE V2 PCBs available if anyone would like some.
They will cost the same as before ($12 each). However due to unforeseen
extreme price increases in shipping by USPS I am forced to change shipping
Shipping in the US will be $3 for a single PCB and $2 for each additional
PCB. Shipping internationally will be $10 for a single PCB and $3 for each
additional PCB. This is for the bare basics USPS first class postage with
no tracking or insurance. The builder assumes all risk of delivery as per
I apologize for the large price increase on shipping but this is out of my
hands. The USPS is in dire financial trouble and is raising prices on
shipping. It affects us all and is most unfortunate. These boards are
provided "at cost" so there is no margin to absorb any shipping price
increases. I have to pass them along.
If you would like one or more XT-IDE V2 PCBs please send a PayPal to
LYNCHAJ at YAHOO.COMhttp://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showwiki.php?title=XTIDE+Rev2
There are about 10 XT-IDE V2 PCBs left.
Thanks and have a nice day!
Maybe not so classic?
400MHZ, 64MB, DVD, no hard drive
Powers on, but nothing appears on the SVGA screen.
Anybody want it?
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David Riley <fraveydank at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2013, at 9:45 PM, ben wrote:
> > What happend to all the mainframes?
> No one wanted them when they were just "old", so they were scrapped
> for steel and copper. Same as all the other computers, except the
> small sample that survived because people forgot they were sitting
> in the attic (it's harder to forget there's a mainframe sitting
> anywhere, and good luck getting it to the attic).
(OK, ok, not sure if that qualifies as a mainframe, but being the size of a rather large chest freezer it has to be at least a supermini.)
The IBM 4331 Hans Franke, John Z. and my humbleness rescued back around 2000 here in Germany was indeed stored in the attic of an, IIRC, three-storey house with no elevator, and had to be manhandled down the stairs. No idea how the former owner once got it up there, we however dismantled pretty much everything, took the heavy innards (Ferro-resonant transformers, PSU boxen and the "logic gate", a swing-out frame containing all the boards) down separately and only then were able to handle the empty frame. Still managed to punch quite a substantial hole into the PVC flooring of a stair with a corner of the frame.
The twin disk drive that came with the unit unfortunately was not so easy, the drive mechanisms were already separate but the rest of the stuff (including the rather heavy air pump and motor) weren't easily removable and thus left inside the Frame. Unfortunately that drive was deemed unsalvageable afterwards, so once we get the Computer operational (it is reassembled and the Service processor is accessible via the System terminal, but IIRC something crashes without so much as an error code when the SP tries to enable power to the CPU), we won't have period storage for it.
I have a PDP 11/03 that used to be part of the startup for an 11/780 at
the University of Arkansas at Fayettville. The 780 has long ago been
So, the 11/03 has the following boards:
M8017-AA : DLV11-E/EC Single-line async control module (Replaces
M8017,M8017-YB) Renamed DLVE1
M7940 : DLV11 Serial Line Unit (SLU, Async)
M7944 : MSV11-B 4-Kword 16-bit MOS RAM
M7946 : RXV11 RX01 8" floppy disk controller
M9400-YE : Bootstrap terminator
I also have the RX01 drive. So, other than media, what other options do
I need to get this running as an 11/03? Where is the best place to get
some basic media images? Is it possible to create boot media on the 8"
drives I have connected to my PC using IMAGEDISK, 22DISK or the
I know a lot of these questions are answered out there, but I've not
seen (yet) a simple step by step to get one of these running.
I have the opportunity to get a couple of memory boards also:
M8044-DB 32K, 16-BIT RAM for LSI-11
M8044-DE 32K, 16-BIT RAM for LSI-11
So, will these work with this 11/03? It seems they will, but I was
looking for verification.
Thanks for any help, and of course the associated "have you tried
Is there s/o owning a 16kb variant of the 5150 or s/o who's seen it in
the wild? The first motherboard of the 5150 is often referred to as
the 16/64kb board. Was the 16kb variant of the 5150 without the fdd's
probably a configuration never released or was ist only very uncommon?
And if it was released: was it officially shiped to europe?
Please do not refer to wikipedia or collector sites only stating it
exists. I know that it is often mentioned, but I couldn't find any
pictures. I think this variant exists, but there are so many myth on
historic computer hardware out there.
martin.peters at news.uni-stuttgart.de
On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:38:42 -0700, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
> I'd say I've been pretty fair to Tony, but I'm not about to patronise
> him. There are plenty of people on the list who do that. It's
> tiresome watching people such as yourself make excuses for him and
> "cut him slack" and then proceed to beat up on the individual who was
> trying to be reasonable about it and was actually the 'aggrieved
> party'. Knowing the list, I predicted that would happen, although not
> from you.
> And as I also said (it gets tiresome having to repeat oneself) near
> the beginning of this mess, it's all been a nuisance. I'd like to get
> back to useful work.
This whole thing started when Tony asked why you REd whatever machine it
was, when he had already done so, and there is a lot of other equipment
that needs reverse engineering. That set you off on a rant about
mistakes Tony had made, how many machines you had REd etc etc. If you
had just counted to 10 before replying, and instead asked Tony what he
meant, the whole thing could have been kept to a civil level. Instead it
all degenerated into some kind of pissing contest. You did actually come
across as feeling threatened, not as being reasonable. You made yourself
the aggrieved party by your knee-jerk reaction.
Unless Tony writes one thing and means something completely different,
if you read his responses, it does rather look as if you have
misunderstood him and gone off the deep end. I'm sorry, but you started
this fight yourself.
I'm looking to equip my unibus pdp11/34a and qbus 11/83 with Ethernet cards. I have no experience with old DEC network hardware, and I need advice.
On the qbus side, what is the difference between a DELNA and DEQNA? Is one superior? Is there a better alternative?
As for unibus, any advice at all would be great. If it matters, my 11/34a has both cache and floating point, 128kw memory, but I don't know if there are any operating systems with tcp/ip that will run on it.
Thanks for any thoughts.
OnSun, 28 Jul 2013 12:37:52 -0500, "MikeS" <dm561 at torfree.net> wrote:
>> >Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:25:44 +0200
>> >From: Jonas Otter<jonas at otter.se>
>> >How about y'all stopping flogging this by now very dead horse?
>> >If you don't want to fight via private email, then please don't do it in
>> >public either. You are only showing the rest of the world how rude you
>> >can be and how clever you think you are.
>> >I am not addressing this to anyone in particular, because I do not want
>> >to get involved, only to get you to stop making d**ks of yourselves in
>> >By all means say what is wrong or right in someone's schematic, but
>> >please keep the personal attacks out of it.
> ----- Reply:
> +1 Agreed!
> OK, Tony seems to push the buttons of a few people on here who don't get his
> particular brand of humour/irony and are also not willing to consider his
> circumstances and cut him any slack, but IMO this particular personal attack
> is almost completely unjustified. I'm actually quite surprised since it
> seems out of character for my left-coast fellow Canuck, for whom I've always
> had a great deal of respect until this childish rant/personal attack; I hope
> he's OK...
Some of us have personalities which are special in one way or another,
which is to be expected in a hobby like this one. I think it is
important to allow other people the benefit of the doubt. If someone
says something that one at first takes personally, one can always ask
politely what they meant, as it is quite likely that one has
misunderstood what the other person meant.
Tony in particular, apart from his British humour, I believe is very
uncompromising about doing what he thinks is right, for which I think he
deserves respect, and even if one disagrees with his idea of what is
right, one has to accept that that is the way he is, just as we expect
to be accepted the way we are.