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    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Thank you everyone for your extremely helpful (and very detailed) assistance. I will give my newly-gained knowledge a test this week! I do...
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    October 16th, 2020, 06:54 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Perhaps it is an 'age' thing... Perhaps it was 11M at the time? That brain cell has died now! I am having a night off for a change, so - before...
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    October 15th, 2020, 12:35 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Getting further. Got the base OpenVMS 6.1 Operating System installed at the second attempt. I misread one of the questions on the first attempt... ...
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    October 15th, 2020, 01:56 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Just looked up the protocol specification for the Logitech Logimouse C7 - and that (at first check) seems to support the same protocol as the DEC...
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    October 14th, 2020, 02:16 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    There is a long story about the internet access (or rather lack of)... The bizarre thing is that my install manual is only 3m away from the...
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    October 14th, 2020, 01:19 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Thanks for the links. Another chance conversation the other day with a remote work colleague *** may *** have located another stash of...
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    October 13th, 2020, 07:50 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I smoke tested the terminals I had acquired - a bit disappointing :-(... I have one VT220 (white) and one VT420 (green) that are OK. The other...
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    October 8th, 2020, 02:46 AM
    My guess would be a German company (with the umlauts). I searched for "Loetseite" (replace the umlauted "o" with "oe") and the most hits that came...
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    October 7th, 2020, 01:43 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    >>> but I'd like a DEC one. Same here (or the digitising tablet - probably even rarer)... I'll keep an eye out. Whilst chatting to another...
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    October 7th, 2020, 12:46 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    If I am reading/understanding the error section of the manual correctly, your DZ 003 error is a missing mouse. DZ 002 is a missing keyboard. Yes,...
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    October 7th, 2020, 12:32 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    >>> Next task will be to get DECwindows Motif running That's my next job... Dave
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    October 6th, 2020, 02:08 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    So, it is smart enough to spot that there is no monitor connected. That is the first time I have come across that in a machine! I managed to erase...
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    October 6th, 2020, 09:57 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    When I get my cable and smoke test the monitor (:-)) I will check. Thanks. I will look in the manual and see if I can decode how you got that....
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    October 6th, 2020, 07:45 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I picked up my piece of paper today that has the results of the console SHOW ERROR output: ? 001 1 NVR 0025 ?? 001 2 LCSPX 0200 015 0206 60...
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    October 6th, 2020, 07:43 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I assume (!) it is completely (over)writing all of the data on the disk... It may also be reading and verifying it as well of course. I can see...
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    October 5th, 2020, 02:18 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    2 more SCSI disks erased tonight... 2 more tomorrow night perhaps :-)? Takes 1 hr 15 minutes for a 1 GB drive on a 100 MHz VAX station 4000 model...
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    October 4th, 2020, 01:21 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Dave (g4ugm), I am missing the 3W3 to BNC cable from the VAX station itself. I do have the monitor (if it works) so I just need the bog...
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    October 4th, 2020, 11:44 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Another SCSI disk erased... Started cleaning up the cases... Removed the covers from the VT420s (all green tubes by the codes) and blew out the...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 01:37 PM
    Yep, there is a major flaw in the emulator I am using. The emulator doesn't bump the PC on for every instruction it reads. As a result the...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 01:22 PM
    I solved the problem with the stack. I slightly re-wrote that part of the emulator. I then found the assembler I was using (to assemble the...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 12:10 PM
    I suspect your two problems (/IRQ = high and no video) are caused by separate things - but the same IC. Normally, /IRQ = high would only mean that...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 11:47 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Roland, I will take a few pictures of what I hauled away once I have got it into a presentable state... I didn't have my camera when I piled it...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 10:34 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I have been reading online about the LCSPX error - and it appears fairly common. A couple of posts even suggest that the card detects the presence of...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 09:37 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    No problem. It did take me a while to locate a document online that contained that key bit of information though. Dave
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    October 3rd, 2020, 09:20 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Get into CONSOLE mode. >>> TEST /UTIL SCSI The system displays a short menu. Enter 3 to erase a SCSI hard disk. Enter the SCSI ID of the...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 09:03 AM
    We do some modern things within the company - just not on your site :-)! Dave
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    October 3rd, 2020, 08:34 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    >>> ?? 001 2 LCSPX 0512 on power up. That is a good thought about the message... I removed the LCSPX card today and reseated it. Same message -...
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    October 2nd, 2020, 01:01 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Cheers Andy - good spot. I am hoping the monitor I have is still working. Haven't got that far yet... More "smoke testing" in the future I fear! ...
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    October 2nd, 2020, 12:01 PM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    I have a spare 4000 / 96 for use as a donor... Someone damaged the internal SCSI cable and removed the RAM modules from this unit. It is also...
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    October 2nd, 2020, 11:55 AM
    daver2 replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    He he... Dave
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