11/785 on ebay (2018) - was Re: VAX 780 on eBay

emanuel stiebler emu at e-bbes.com
Mon Jan 3 09:16:59 CST 2022

On 2022-01-03 08:54, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:

> Not too surprising; the /780 and /785 are basically the same machine. (In
> fact, one could convert a /780 to a /785 by pulling out the /780 CPU cards
> and replacing them with a set of /785 cards; basically the same cards, with
> the 74S chips replaced with 74AS.)

There should be more /785s out there than plain /780...
IIRC, most /780 were upgraded, as the "old" /780 had some EMC issues
in the field? Am I dreaming this up?

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