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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations! I have a...

    Thanks everyone for the recommendations! I have a can of paint stripper that I have applied and will see if it does anything to the plastics, the reason I created this thread was if there would be...
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    How to remove spray paint from Mac Plus?

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a Mac Plus which is fully functional on the inside but it has been spray painted black in a very rushed manner thus making it look horrible. Is there any way to...
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    "Power-up but nothing displayed on the screen"...

    "Power-up but nothing displayed on the screen" That sentence makes me shiver.
  4. Maxtor drives are notorious for randomly failing,...

    Maxtor drives are notorious for randomly failing, lucky to still have it working. I've had a number of them fail on me while I was using them and about 30 of them just not readable for no reason....
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    Ok! Thanks for the advice!

    Ok! Thanks for the advice!
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    I had fixed the problem with the card not getting...

    I had fixed the problem with the card not getting 12 volts, It turned out that the backplane was not giving it 12 volts so I had connected it to a different one and it now shows that 5 and 12 volts...
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    Hello everyone, I was on a vacation for some time...

    Hello everyone, I was on a vacation for some time and as a result, didnt have time to post. I went to the living computer museum in Seattle and talked with someone who has a general knowledge of Atex...
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    Hello everyone, it has been a few days since I...

    Hello everyone, it has been a few days since I had borrowed a 50MHz oscilloscope from my friend, and when I put it to the send line on the pdp 11 serial card, I get garbage on the oscilloscope. I may...
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    Ah yes, I had completely forgot about that, I...

    Ah yes, I had completely forgot about that, I checked all the voltages and they seem in spec. What initially worried me was that the lamp on the H745 PSU went out, but it was an old incandescent...
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    Hey everyone, while I was waiting for an...

    Hey everyone, while I was waiting for an oscillocsope, I decided to check all the voltages again to make sure that they were in spec, and while checking the -15 and +15 volt line, it showed 30 volts....
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    Hey there, are there any photos of the unit that...

    Hey there, are there any photos of the unit that you can provide?

    Also, where are you located? This would give me and several other collectors an idea of if they can or cannot get it.

    Thanks!
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    Sadly the machine is in Vancouver. I prefer to...

    Sadly the machine is in Vancouver. I prefer to use the serial card because the problem with the cable that goes directly out of the CPU board is that there are so many things that I cant understand...
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    No the system was in pieces when I had gotten it...

    No the system was in pieces when I had gotten it and I am referring to the ebay listing and common sense to get me through:p

    Is there any ways to test that the serial port is working without...
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    Awesome, thanks for the info! I want to connect...

    Awesome, thanks for the info! I want to connect the supposedly serial card to the machine, do I need to follow any rules when plugging it in or can I just plug it in above the memory board or above a...
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    After some poking around, I have found out that...

    After some poking around, I have found out that the grey connector goes to the green board here. https://imgur.com/a/m5N6ral Descriptions and photos of the two mystery cards.
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    I believe that the grey connector that I was...

    I believe that the grey connector that I was previously talking about, is the serial port due to the fact that the first two IC that they went to were quadruple line receivers and octal bus...
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    Ok here goes... I had bought this PDP 11 from...

    Ok here goes... I had bought this PDP 11 from ebay im and was told that it had not been powered on in ages, I was also told that this was an atex system. I didn't care then about the fact that it was...
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    Would the grey connector be it? It has 26 pins ...

    Would the grey connector be it? It has 26 pins

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    Atex PDP-11/34

    Hey everyone, I started a thread about this computer a while ago and if you want some context about it you can go here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?69812-New-Atex-PDP-11-34
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    This one53530

    This one53530
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    Hello everyone, after removing the breaker and...

    Hello everyone, after removing the breaker and just plugging it in without it, the small relay would click and it would all work. When I came back to it yesterday and tried to reassemble it, and...
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    Hello everyone, after literally sleepless nights...

    Hello everyone, after literally sleepless nights of troubleshooting i have concluded the one of the two 20 Amps breakers are broken. Since these do not seem like normal home breakers where can I get...
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    Also, one more question. Since I do not have a...

    Also, one more question. Since I do not have a variac, can I just plug the machine in without any cards, let it sit, turn it off, then put some car lamps as a load?
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    Awesome, I will soon post my discoveries here!!!

    Awesome, I will soon post my discoveries here!!!
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    New Atex PDP-11/34

    Hello everyone, I had recently bought a PDP-11/34 and I have some questions about it.

    1. Since this is my first DEC machine, how do I power it on without having the capacitors release their...
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