PDP 11/24 - A Step Backwards

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at ntlworld.com
Mon Mar 28 01:50:10 CDT 2022

On 28/03/2022 04:57, Tony Duell via cctalk wrote:
> Very little of the stuff I've bought new has had such seals (with some
> things, like my audio equipment, you are _expected_ to remove the
> covers, the user manuals tell you how. They also include the full
> schematics). Ditto test gear (if there is a seal it voids the
> calibration only), computer stuff, etc.
> I don't think DEC ever put such seals on their machines when new.
> Certainly not on things like power supplies,]
> -tony

The RZ28 I have right here has the usual "Warranty Void If Broken" seal 
on the side.

In this case the PSU was recently sent off for repair: I'm not surprised 
it came back with a similar sticker.

They're not trying to stop you looking inside, they're trying not to 
have to fix it again for free after you've fiddled.

What surprises me (a little) is that there is a commercial outfit 
willing to work on something so old.


Antonio Carlini
antonio at acarlini.com

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