I found several spare switches and handles for what I believe would be a
PDP-11/10 or similar. The handles are white and are marked 1210785.
The switches are C&K 7121 (on-on) and 7128(on-momentary on).
Can anyone confirm?
Seeing the discussions about the HP150 and the HP-IL stuff reminded me that I have an HP 150 with the 3COM Ethernet card, but I've never found any software for it. I checked hpmuseum.net and they don't have software, and didn't even have a picture of the card until I provided them some pictures of mine. Does anyone happen to have the software?
I have a monitor for a Stardent workstation. It's a re-badge Sony, model
Free for pickup, or 1.2 * cost of shipping to recoup time and trouble if
you want it shipped.
Please respond soon if you are interested as it will be going off for
scrap in a week if there are no takers.
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Does anybody have a source or replacement for LA120 DECwriter III ribbons?
I've actually got about 8 "new old stock" ones, still shrink wrapped, but
all that I've tried are pretty much dried out despite the shrink wrap. They
barely make a mark on the paper, even with the little print impression lever
cranked all the way up.
I recently acquired 3 RK05j's that seem to have spent time in a barn as
well as having been used by a heavy smoker. I thoroughly cleaned and
de-gray-foamed them as well as putting in new absolute filters.
The first one came up after cleaning with no issues. Works great.
Number two spins up but the initial seek emits a sickening "klang" as the
voice coil drives hard to the limit (yes, the graticule lamp is working).
The third drive initially had really ugly heads that never cleaned up to my
liking. I loaded a disk anyway and for about 5 seconds after the initial
head load all was okay. Then I heard the sound of the top head scouring
So I'm thinking of buying replacement heads off of eBay. Apparently these
are the heads but not the steel tongues that they mount on.
So I have some questions for anyone on the list who may have changed their
1. How hard is it to mount the head in the tongue? Looks like just 2
2. How hard is it to remove/replace the tongue assembly? Looks like it
mounts with a couple of allen screws.
3. How hard is it to align the heads? I don't have a CE pack so I'll just
have to use a pack that works okay on the other drive.
4. Any sage advice or whatever?
Thanks for any and all help.
I have a colleague doing a bit of restoration work and fault finding. He could really use access to engineering manuals for the StorageTek 1960 drive. Does anyone have physical or electronic copies of those?