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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    When you get into other applications like Datatrieve, DECintact, DECset, UCX, Rdb, etc then you'll be needing to change page allocations and other...
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    October 16th, 2020, 10:07 AM
    My VAXes are all ebay finds (Florida kinda sucks for vintage computing) and they were affordable within reason when I found them. Alpha's, DEC...
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    October 16th, 2020, 07:19 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    If your VMS 6.1 CD came out of this Library then likely most of the layered products will work with 6.1. If not, they're kinda in the same year so...
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    October 13th, 2020, 02:35 PM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    Yup, they're all "standard" DEC keyboards. I have one of the VSXXX mice, would you all like a picture of the internals if it would help?
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    October 13th, 2020, 09:57 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    This period of mice and keyboard interfaces during the VAXstation years were all about the proprietary interfaces! Keyboard is unique, as is the...
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    October 8th, 2020, 05:46 PM
    I have a few VAX executables that start with 7C 00 28 00 38 00 44 00, but for the most part, they all start with the above B0 00 30.
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    October 7th, 2020, 07:58 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    You typically set the drive/node Id's with the ID plugs above the fault lights. You'd pull one out and replace it with a different numbered plug. ...
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    October 7th, 2020, 06:56 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Lol, yes that may actually be it! It needs to be DIA0! Edit: Actually that'll only explain your new message, looks like you were typing DIA0 in...
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    October 6th, 2020, 10:36 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    I'm starting to see why you initially asked for a copy of MDM.... I find it hard to imagine that all 3 of your DSSI drives have failed. I...
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    October 4th, 2020, 04:26 PM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Something's flaky. On the expansion cabinet I do see some drive select plugs used, it's the plastic numbered things above the fault lights. These...
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    October 4th, 2020, 04:18 PM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    If you can find one, my VAX VLC is using a IBM 58F2903 which is a 3w3 to BNC, probably the exact cable for that RS6000.
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    October 4th, 2020, 07:24 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Yes, check termination. Some controllers will have internal termination. Admittedly I don't have a 3300 myself, so I don't know how it's...
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    October 3rd, 2020, 05:53 PM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    No idea on what that message means, my documentation says that it's a fatal MSCP error code and you need to call Digital Customer Services. Don't...
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    October 2nd, 2020, 12:00 PM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread VAX Haul... in DEC
    LCSPX is the frame buffer, might have a bad graphics controller! :(
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    October 2nd, 2020, 11:37 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Also you have drive fault lights on multiple drives from the looks of things.
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    October 2nd, 2020, 11:32 AM
    DECtechGuy replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 TK70/50 Tapes in DEC
    Since you are using DSSI drives make sure none of the have the same node ID. Also, you might be able to check the drive's condition using the...
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    September 27th, 2020, 04:09 PM
    Ah rats, didn't notice you were in Germany. I can see three of the BC21Ms on the eBay here in the states, but VAXes are somewhat in short supply! ...
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    September 26th, 2020, 02:12 PM
    Why not use a BC21M cable to connect both 4000s together? A BC21M is described in the manual "DSSI VMSclustering" and is used to connect: "VAX...
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Collector of all things Digital, but mostly VAXes and corporate knick-knacks (books, mugs, etc).
VAXes: VAX 4000-100A, VAXstation 3100-30, VAXserver 3100, VAXstation 4000 VLC
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