--On September 16, 2012 3:54:31 PM -0700 Rick Bensene
<rickb at bensene.com> wrote:
I can't find a service manual for this unit online
anywhere, so I'm
wondering what the best approach to diagnosis would be.
The maintenance manuals for the LA36 used to be on the University of
Queensland Museum of IT web site. This site is now dead, byt the
Wayback Machine still has it. If you look at
you'll see a fairly impressive list of DEC (mostly) manuals. Both
volumes of the LA36 maintenance manual, as well as the illustrated
parts breakdown (and the user manual) are on the list. I didn't try
downloading them but if that doesn't work, I have copies that I saved
back when the site was still live. Too bad they shut it down.
There are also a few things on BitSavers and there is a page listing
LA36 documents at
<http://terminals.classiccmp.org/wiki/index.php/DEC_LA36>, but most of
the links there point to the UQ web site and are dead.