Digital DEC 3000
I have an old DEC 3000 unit that I no longer have time or space for, and
was wondering what to do with it.
The rear plate shows PE42A-B9, CPU KN17, DEC 3000 600S and the ROM has a
sticker showing Dec 1989.
I have a video cable but not a suitable monitor so can't fully test it
but I think it is booting up OK as the diagnostic LED's on the rear show
11011101 or DD in hex which I think means it has booted OK to console.
It has been running in the past and my last efforts were probably 10+
years ago when I installed VMS version 7 with a guest licence.
I also have a few peripherals including a SZ12 disk unit, LK201
keyboard, circular mouse and various SCSI and video cables.
It has been stored in my garage which is not totally sealed so it has
suffered a little corrosion to the rear connectors but it looks recoverable.
All thoughts and opinions welcome.
I have three DEC 3000 600 machines which don't work with various issues
including multiple cache failures, shorted decoupling capacitors and
power supply issues. They seem to accumulate more issues each time I
get around to looking at them again :-(
If you are willing to part out, I would be interested in your system board
and I/O board to help me get some of my machines sorted out. I guess you
also have a graphics card? I would be interested in that too.
You don't say where you are. I am located in Ireland.