cctech Digest, Vol 65, Issue 3
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Tue Feb 11 13:20:26 CST 2020
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> Today's Topics:
> 1. looking for: fairchild model 8200 manual (Adrian Stoness)
> 2. Opening a MicroVAX 2000 (Antonio Carlini)
> 3. RD53 failure modes (Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez)
> 4. PC3XC manual? (Paul Koning)
> 5. Re: Old IBM magnetic media (cctalk at emailtoilet.com)
> 6. Looking for info - Computer Extension systems WE-VM8E8 board
> (Bob Smith)
> 7. Re: RD53 failure modes (Fred Cisin)
> 8. IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating Keypunch available,
> Seattle area (Josh Dersch)
> 9. Re: IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating Keypunch available,
> Seattle area (William Donzelli)
> 10. Re: IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating Keypunch available,
> Seattle area (Tony Aiuto)
> 11. Re: IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating Keypunch available,
> Seattle area (Lyle Bickley)
> 12. Making use of Panda dist TOPS20 (David Griffith)
> 13. Re: Making use of Panda dist TOPS20 (Ethan Dicks)
> 14. Re: Opening a MicroVAX 2000 (Josh Dersch)
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2020 18:50:25 -0600
> From: Adrian Stoness<tdk.knight at gmail.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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> Subject: looking for: fairchild model 8200 manual
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> trying to find a manual for a fairchild universal counter timer model 8200
> circa 1968?
> got one i found like to see if i can get it working for the rack.
> can only find this sales catilog from 68
> hasnt been powered up since prolly 1986 has a tag on it about channel B not
> was found in a rack sitting out in 40below temps prolly been sitting there
> for 20-30yrs in a storage shed the guts are realy clean on it so proly has
> potential to get working again.
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:17:03 +0000
> From: Antonio Carlini<a.carlini at ntlworld.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts"<cctech at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Opening a MicroVAX 2000
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> I'm trying to non-destructively open up a MicroVAX 2000.
> I've removed the bottom "dressing" section (which holds some of the I/O
> connectors)? but the next step isn't obvious. None of the manuals I have
> cover dismantling and the net doesn't have an IPB or similar available.
> Other people have managed to get inside (I can see their results) so I
> must be missing something obvious ...
From memory, the 2000 case covers are really tight and may need a bit
of leverage to remove, assuming all the screws have been removed. Very
close fitting rfi shields + several years of light corrosion etc...
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