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    October 24th, 2020, 04:53 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    Hi Gary, Might be cheaper to get a supported SCSI card. I think I may have a few at home that have been pulled from various Alpha's. I'll check it...
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    October 23rd, 2020, 11:49 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    Thanks Dave,I looked in CDburnerXP and it possibly contains Open Candy spyware. I've removed CDburnerXP now from my PC although I didn't just take...
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    October 23rd, 2020, 06:08 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    Glad to hear it Gary, CDburnerXP was recommended to me by a VMS guru so thought I would try it with OSF-1 and Unix. I'm just burning the OSF-1 2.0b...
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    October 23rd, 2020, 05:36 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    Hi Gary, I've tried burning DEC Unix 4.0B, 4.0E and OSF-1 2.0b using windows 10 native burn but I get same error. Perhaps it is because the ISO is...
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    October 16th, 2020, 08:56 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    My interest in having PDP-11 comes from fixing PDP-11/23's, 11/73's and 11/70's in my first job. I trained on maintaining many of the VAX range and...
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    October 16th, 2020, 08:48 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Whence Alpha among the hobbyists? in DEC
    Andy, I've just given two Alpha's away and I had to leave some behind in work as I didn't have the space in the car to shift them with the other kit...
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    October 16th, 2020, 07:48 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Found my old PDP 11/24 in DEC
    Offer sent via PM
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    October 15th, 2020, 05:03 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Found my old PDP 11/24 in DEC
    ITSME, A lot of your posts have appeared in the thread now including pictures of the inside. It looks complete with CPU and memory, Unibus jumpers...
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    October 13th, 2020, 12:17 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I was hoping to use an old PS/2 mouse on my Vaxstation but as you say looking at the mouse port it is not PS/2 but uses 7 pins. There are a couple of...
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    October 12th, 2020, 11:04 AM
    There are a couple of pictures of my CRT on my Rainbow that I've listed for sale https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184482851183. Sorry about plugging my...
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    October 12th, 2020, 09:35 AM
    Yes, I used 1cm thick by about 6cm long double sided adhesive Scotch foam pads and secured in multiple places and then tape around the outside of the...
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    October 11th, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Andy, I had the same issue with a VR201 that I collected with a Rainbow last year. I removed the plate glass from the CRT very carefully using a thin...
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    October 11th, 2020, 10:19 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread Found my old PDP 11/24 in DEC
    I'm interested and I'm working 35 miles away today and tomorrow in Huntingdon :wow: Is there a box or package containing the key etc? It has been a...
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    October 9th, 2020, 05:04 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Found my old PDP 11/24 in DEC
    Certainly if it is in UK;)
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    October 9th, 2020, 12:11 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread Found my old PDP 11/24 in DEC
    Also let us know where in the world you are located.
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    October 7th, 2020, 07:28 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Steve, yep post pictures of and DEC kit on here, there will be someone if not many who will be able to identify it.
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    October 7th, 2020, 06:54 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Steve, It may be my eyes but in the photos it looks like you are typing Boot DUA0 when the device is actually called DIA0....
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    October 7th, 2020, 01:05 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Brilliant. thanks Dave. Never even thought of that. There is obviously a lot of intelligence in these machines detecting hardware is connected like,...
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    October 7th, 2020, 12:17 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    The ?? 003 DZ 0112 is the serial port. DZ left over from PDP-11 days? So my assumption is that with a keyboard and monitor connected this error is OK...
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    October 6th, 2020, 01:11 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Tried it with a different LCD monitor, success I get the POST screen on the LCD but I now have an error displayed, ?? 003 DZ 0112 >>> show...
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    October 6th, 2020, 10:01 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    The BNC to VGA adapter arrived earlier and I tried it on my Vaxstation 4000 90 with the only monitor I have to hand at the moment, a modern LCD. The...
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    October 5th, 2020, 11:16 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I connected a keyboard to my Vaxstation 4000 90 but I still get the graphics error on my serial terminal ?? 001 2 LCSPX 0512 on power up. I have the...
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    October 4th, 2020, 10:33 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Thanks Dave, I think Dave R is in need of that cable. I'll give the BNC to VGA a try after I purchase one and feed back my results.
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    October 4th, 2020, 05:59 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Thanks Dave, I'm going to order one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StarTech-...m/183673540154
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    October 3rd, 2020, 12:24 PM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I'll order the BNC male to VGA cable this week and check this out as well.:thumbsup:
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    October 3rd, 2020, 09:32 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Brilliant Thanks. Classic case of I should have ...RTFM:D
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    October 3rd, 2020, 09:11 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    The BC29G-09 is 9' and there is also a very long 15' BC29G-15, if I remember correctly. How did you erase the drive using the Vaxstation? I have a...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 01:20 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Since you mentioned TLZ06, I have a TLZ07 and TLZ10 in my pile of things to do. I've not done anything with them so I decided to power them up and...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 12:29 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I have a Vaxstation 4000 model 90 that also displays ?? 001 2 LCSPX 0512 on power up. I assumed that it was because I use a 423 connected VT520 as...
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    October 1st, 2020, 10:57 AM
    PG31 replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Can you type, Boot DIA0 or Boot DIA1 I don't see it attempting to boot either disk on the screenshot
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