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  1. Each 360 or 370 CPU came with one or more large...

    Each 360 or 370 CPU came with one or more large metal rolling racks which held oversize blue binders (dozens to probably a hundred or more, depending on model) which had the drawings for that...
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    And not even when they were ancient - when...

    And not even when they were ancient - when (later) DEC machines like the PDP-11/44 and VAX 78x were still in production, many customers were familar with the "How many DEC repairmen...?" trope.
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    I'm specifically talking about parts produced...

    I'm specifically talking about parts produced under the Soviet system in Soviet times. You are correct that my description does not cover everything labeled as "New Old Stock" coming out of that part...
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    I worked at Expertype NY / Computer Composition...

    I worked at Expertype NY / Computer Composition International (the former was a type shop that had the first 202 in NYC and one of the first overall and the latter was a DG Nova-based company that...
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    Typesetting + Computer Automation is probably the...

    Typesetting + Computer Automation is probably the "Naked Mini", used in the Linotron 202 phototypesetter.
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    A word of caution about ex-Soviet IC sockets -...

    A word of caution about ex-Soviet IC sockets - they're not on .1" spacing but instead on 2.5mm spacing. That 2.54 vs. 2.50 doesn't matter much for smaller sockets, but you'll be in for a big surprise...
  7. Old (now-obsolete) Cisco routers like the 7000...

    Old (now-obsolete) Cisco routers like the 7000 used linear flash cards for firmware. It was a bit of a hack, as firmware used to be stored in EPROM before Cisco got tired of shipping out 16...
  8. Nope. The Volume II's are the schematics; the...

    Nope. The Volume II's are the schematics; the Volume I's are the actual service manual, and neither seems to be available for the B-series printers.
  9. Those appear to be Dataproducts 22xx (probably...

    Those appear to be Dataproducts 22xx (probably 2230/2260 - 300/600 LPM on an uppercase-only drum). I believe I have the service manual and schematics for those around here somewhere (I definitely do...
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    I read the OP as saying that there was PCB...

    I read the OP as saying that there was PCB etching for an 8087, but it wasn't populated on his board. DEC was quite fond of using the same board for a variety of configurations - memory boards that...
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    The wire tension on the Gardner-Denver automated...

    The wire tension on the Gardner-Denver automated machinery that wired the backplanes was not always controlled to an acceptable level, creating backplanes that "rotted" over time as the (supposedly)...
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    Where did the RSTS image on the SCSI2SD come...

    Where did the RSTS image on the SCSI2SD come from? Does that image boot under simh? Also, what RSTS version are we talking about?

    Edit: I see you answered the first 2 of my questions a minute...
  13. I can come pick them up (I'm 07304) if it is that...

    I can come pick them up (I'm 07304) if it is that or the dumpster. But I'd likely just be holding them until someone who really wants them can pick them up (I have bigger VAXen here already, waiting...
  14. Yup, that's me. Remember when I showed you how to...

    Yup, that's me. Remember when I showed you how to change your voice with helium from the party balloons?
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    You could also get the software from the...

    You could also get the software from the contributor directly if they were willing. The DECUS library had this mantra that "the only charges are for the media and the labor to create the copies", yet...
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    TL;DR - Run away screaming (especially from a...

    TL;DR - Run away screaming (especially from a seller who doesn't know how the tape is supposed to be threaded!)

    No relation, :D but some generic information from my somewhat error-prone,...
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    This I have more definite memories of. The 3 RD52...

    This I have more definite memories of. The 3 RD52 drives are Evotek ET-5540 (never shipped in a DEC revenue system), Quantum Q540, and Atasi 3046. The Atasi was added because there weren't enough...
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    My memories of this are quite faded (and never...

    My memories of this are quite faded (and never had parity, let alone ECC :p). The RQDX1 (AKA "mud board" - as in color of the PCB, not Modified Unibus Device) had to be at the end of the bus because...
  19. Thanks to everyone for the advice. I've had to...

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I've had to move the VAX 4000-200 and the TSZ07 into a storage room for now, as I have a bunch of large (44") Epson printers in for work. I'm then off to California...
  20. Any hints for keywords or usernames to search...

    Any hints for keywords or usernames to search with? The only Youtube video I found was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K3-1Tbr928
  21. That was indeed stuck. I was able to get it to...

    That was indeed stuck. I was able to get it to turn freely after gently rotating it a bit.

    The first load I tried after freeing it up stuck in a state where "LOADING" was flashing, but the motors...
  22. TSZ07 repair advice needed - Error 54 - Motor Fault

    I'm restoring a DEC TSZ07 (AKA Cipher M995S, I think). The company I got it from said that when they powered it on 10+ years ago, it displayed gibberish on the front panel display and then went dead....
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    If it is a 9766 and not an RM05, it is a SMD...

    If it is a 9766 and not an RM05, it is a SMD drive and there are various single-board controllers from Emulex, Dilog, etc. that will run it. I think the best of those boards would be the Emulex UD33...
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    Years ago, I gave a friend of mine a PDP-11/70...

    Years ago, I gave a friend of mine a PDP-11/70 (he wanted to create a mega-BBS). It was in the DECdatasystem 570 (VAX 780-style) doublewide-plus cabinet. We unracked all of the innards and then...
  25. Yup - there were at least 4 versions of the WD-16...

    Yup - there were at least 4 versions of the WD-16 - the LSI-11, the Alpha Micro, the Pascal Microengine and something I don't know the name of that was used in AT&T/WeCo high-end modem/muxes....
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