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Slugging it through XXDP Diagnostics

by billdeg - 07/06/2016
Total messages in this thread: 7
Last Post: [ Power Supply Issues ] 11/29/2016
DEC PDP 11/40 and RL02 undergoing repairs
PDP 11/40 in chassis with rack arms extended. RL02 sitting on top of rack. Click image for larger view.
Found at lot here, but not ZRLG or ZRLH http://www.retro...evices/RL02.html so, I am going to try the maindec-11-dzrla-a-pb1 and maindec-11-dzrla-a-pb2 - and I see that ak-e038b-mc and ak-e039b-mc I think replaced the first two. * * * * * * UPDATE - found page 2-40 RL01-RL02 user guide to confirm CZRLAAO and CZRLBAO are correct. "..These diagnostics can be run free-standing under the Diagnostic S... [ read more ]

UNIVAC Proposal to Philip Morris 11-1968

by billdeg - 11/18/2016
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Model calling for backups. UNIVAC 9300 system. Click image for larger view
UNIVAC 9200 brochure
UNIVAC 9200 brochure cover. Sperry Rand liked their UNIVAC product models making phone calls. Or maybe they're calling product support. Or maybe Sperry Rand hires its product models to also work in their customer support department. Click image for larger view

I picked these images from the brochures included with the following proposal to Philip Morris dated November 1, 1968. I really love the pretty, hot, psychedelic photos of women and their UNIVAC 9000... [ read more ]

Computer Products Co. Card Inventory

by billdeg - 03/04/2014
Total messages in this thread: 2
Last Post: [ Request for Pictures ] 11/02/2016
Thread date is last update date. MAKE OFFER(S) Computer Products / CP A Fort Lauderdale Firm that makes controller cards for engineering purposes. These cards may have been used in a DEC A/D system in the 80's. PART NUM / DESCRIPTION / (QTY) 021-177 LL GATE CARD (2) 021-058 OPTICALLY ISOLATED INPUT 006-019-0 A/D CONVERTER 021-161 4 CHAN RGTR D/A CONV (2) 021-0027 DIGITAL OUTPUT 021-0176 021-5229 021-0032 021-0205 RELAY BOARD 021-5232 RELAY BOARD 021-5389-0008 PANEL SWITCH BD 021-5235 PANEL LIGHTS 021-100 PANEL LIGHTS 021-0016 021-0004 TERMINATOR? 021-099 DIGITAL INPUT TEST --- EXTENDER PD --- CONSOLE RIBBON CABLE CONNECTOR ... [ read more ]

Photos from this site on NeXTstation

by billdeg - 10/30/2016
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Honeywell DDP-516 photo from vintagecomputer.net displayed on NeXTstation color monitor.
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net and displaying Honeywell DDP-516 photo. Click image for larger view.
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net
NeXTstation color desktop networked via TCP/IP, running Omniweb2 browser, open to vintagecomputer.net. I used website search to locate a photo of the NeXTstation boot screen. What you se... [ read more ]

CompuPro S-100 Computer

by billdeg - 08/28/2009
Total messages in this thread: 9
Last Post: [ Compupro Disk Images ] 10/29/2016
I have ben working on a CompuPro S-100 8086/8085 256K RAM system with dual Qume 842 disk drives and a Qume terminal. Pretty beefy. I am working through some disk formats to see how that goes... More Pictures... [ read more ]

XOR S-100-4 Computer 1982-3

by billdeg - 07/09/2007
Total messages in this thread: 3
Last Post: [ Delta Products ] 10/27/2016
I recently purchased a XOR S-100-4 computer from Jim Battle. http://www.thebattles.net/xor/xor.html This weekend I took some new pictures: http://www....mputer.net/xor/ With very little work I was able to get this machine up and running. Jim did a great job in restoring it to working order. Product Ad from 1983... [ read more ]

Computer History and Restoration Links

by billdeg - 10/26/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
The thread date will be updated to indicate the last update. Suggest a site here. Bitsavers Software and Document Archive http://bitsaver...ge.com TextFiles.com rTTY Art Repository http://artsc...LLECTION/ Mazjel.com Datastore: Manuals and system docs galore. http://maben.ho...S100/index.html Dave Dunfield's Site - vintage computer newbies should start here, disk archiving info here http://www.classic...org/dunfield Bryan's Old Computers Document Archive http://bytecoll...om/m8_docs.htm Every Computer That Ever Was (list) http://www.crowl...computer_list Samuel S Snyder's 1964 "History of NSA General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers" http://www.g...DC_1964.pdf Personal Computer Milestones - Fun page that attempts to answer t... [ read more ]

1966-68 Honeywell u-COMP DDP-516 Console

by billdeg - 10/13/2016
Total messages in this thread: 2
Last Post: [ Corrections ] 10/20/2016
Photo of a Honeywell u-COMP DDP-516 control console. The orange color scheme was used in the 1966~68 u-COMP models, see early advertisements. Many people know of the "kitchen computer", the 516 is the same thing, same instruction set as the DDP-316 (H316). If the 316 is the Kitchen Computer, the 516 is the "business" model. This console would sit on the operator's desk, or on top of the computer cabinet, which stood about 4 feet tall (need to check that). The operator would use the console buttons and switches as one would use a front panel. There is also a blue cover version of this consol... [ read more ]

Photos Miscellaneous

by billdeg - 10/17/2016
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photos infocom pen
Can you identify these? Pink Floyd Relics, InfoCom Invisible Ink Marker, Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amp. Click image for larger view.
Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amplifier
Knight Radio Broadcaster and Amplifier from early-mid 1960's.
I have had this for years, did not know it was a kit. Curious, I bought new tubes and next to try it. How far does this broadcast and on what band...to find out.... I found... [ read more ]

NextStation Color

by billdeg - 09/22/2016
Total messages in this thread: 4
Last Post: [ System Specs ] 10/14/2016
NextStation Color System
The NextStation Color. Photo shows system while loading NextStep. Click image for larger view.
NextStation Color City
Pictured Next's Sound Box, an I/O port station. A separate box is necessary because the color workstation display does not have internal speakers like the monochrome display. The NS Color I/O cable attaches to the back of the computer on one end and on the other end the cable is s... [ read more ]

Revolutionary Force Bombs IBM Office

by billdeg - 10/05/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
Revolutionary Force Bombs IBM Office ... Computerword March 18, 1970. IBM Offices Bombed in protest of the Vietnam War. Click image for PDF.
Download PDF of article... [ read more ]

Winnebego Handheld Code Scanner

by billdeg - 09/27/2016
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The Winnebego Handheld Programmable Code Scanner circa. 1998. Click image for larger view.
The Winnebego Handheld scanners were among the many other peripherals advertised in the back pages of mid-90's Byte and PC magazines. I was reading the Sept 1995 Byte and I noticed a competitor's ad did not have an Internet address1. Turns out that very few Byte advertisers encourage their customers to "check out our web site" in September 1995, business had not yet adopted web pages. I left Zeneca and started my web design company on October 9th 1995. It seemed at the time like there was a huge market for this thing called the web, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity fo... [ read more ]

Digitial MicroVAX 3100 30 System

by billdeg - 04/10/2015
Total messages in this thread: 17
Last Post: [ Power Issues ] 09/26/2016
MicroVAX 3100 with Storage Expansion
Pictured here is a 1988 (?) Digital MicroVAX 3100 with Storage Expansion boxes. The model number of the 3100 is DV-31BT4-A-A01 which I believe makes it a 3100 model 30. The storage expansion boxes are basically external SCSI hard drives. Their model numbers are DV-31BT4-A-A01(middle) and SZ123-XA (bottom). Click image for larger view.
Show Dev command VAX output
So far I have not done much other than boot the system from the console and run a SHOW DEV command to see what the VMS/VMB assignments are. The system is runnin... [ read more ]

Odyssey 200 Ad

by billdeg - 09/22/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
Advertisement for the Magnavox Odyssey 200 Home Video Game. The other side / not pictured: ad for the Odyssey 100.
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For-Sale / Items Wanted

by billdeg - 09/22/2016
Total messages in this thread: 1
NOTE: date of thread = the last update date. Note there are some old specific item for-sale threads on this site. If they're not linked from here, they're probably expired/sold. FOR SALE Kilobaud (Microcomputing) Magazines - Nearly complete set - $lets make a deal Computer Products Co DEC-compatible logic boards later 70's early 80's era stuff PDP 11/44 Mostly Commodore and Tandy stuff here History of Commodore Poster Items Wanted Free Stuff? Varies. Pickup only) Contact me if you have a specific request. NEW indicated with ... [ read more ]
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