HP find, plus some good DEC stuff too... and CDC.. and...
cheri-post at web.de
Thu Apr 21 05:57:45 CDT 2005
it would be of great help, if somebody could scan the documents of the CDC drives.
I own four of these beasts and neither don't know to configure them nor to repair them due to the lack of printsets.
And I'm surely not the only one out there.
"General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org> schrieb am 21.04.05 00:50:57:
> Got a call from my High School, they had found more "old computer junk" in a
> little used closet under a stairwell. They said "come get it out", so I did,
> and I was pleasantly suprised. Here's what I found...
> Four, yep... FOUR of the rare HP 12920 MUX panels.. at least two of which
> have full cable sets!! These aren't the mux controller cards, this is the
> large metal bracket (which has it's own circuit board) that the 12920 mux
> set connects to. And the cables for these are a bi***, double hooded affairs
> on one end, centronics style connectors on the other, a three cable bundle.
> Anyways, this totally makes my day :) I will keep one or two, the rest are
> available for trade.
> A CDC 9715 "front panel filler kit". The CDC drive (a single one anyway)
> took 1/2 a 19" rack space horizontally. So this kit includes the extra
> filler panel to bring it across the 19" span. Also included are a full set
> of unit select plugs (look like they'd work on an RL02?).
> An Emulex SC02/SC11 disc controller. This looks to be Qbus. Dang. I have
> qbus systems I'd use it on, but I'd rather have a unibus controller ;) The
> board comes with some interesting things in the box. Full technical manual
> on the board, plus a handfull of color brochures and specification sheets
> (marketing glossy's) for all the different products that Emulex made in the
> way of disk controllers and such. Then there is an envelope with a large
> amount of the full line of emulex products glossy brochures/datasheets as
> An odd HP "power controller". I've never seen anything quite like this. The
> power controller is HP part 30311-60001. It has a lot of the standard HP
> power connectors (yeeehar! Battery eliminator plugs!!), and test points on
> the front for "battery test". Then there's a large bundle of power cables
> that goes to a rackmount panel with separate switches for "lower memory" and
> upper memory" standby and run with lights for DC status, battery status,
> etc. This sure seems like it would be some kind of power management for the
> 21MX M-series, but I've seen the battery backup option for the M series and
> this wasn't it. Odd.
> A partially canibalized HP 2112A power supply
> A CDC PA5A1 & PA5A2 hardware maintenance manual. The pictures look very much
> like the CDC 9715.
> Misc. parts from an 11/03 or maybe 11/23 front panel (the 3 white toggle
> switches assembly) - bezel & circuit board
> This appears to be a 3rd party manual for DEC memory - "CMV-1000 MOS Memory
> Then there's some manuals for various 9" monitors frequently used with old
> systems - sanyo, ball (a TD12/15 service manual), ikegami or something like
> I left a bunch of cannibalized 21MX power supply stuff behind, as well as
> some power supply parts for a 7970 tape drive. I will be going back to get
> those... as well as a pristine, apparently never installed brand new
> old-style HP 19" rack. Now I have a place to mount my other 7970E and 7906
> and 7900A :)
> Lastly, some really odd stuff I left behind but will go back to get. I have
> no clue what this stuff is... honestly, it looks like stuff from an old
> Frankenstien laboratory in the movies. Desktop metal boxes in this mottled
> black paint, with HUGE brownish/redish dials on them that appear to be some
> type ceramic. Large analog meters on most of it. No brand name that I could
> see but it really didn't look "home brew". I could tell is was FAR older
> than the HP stuff I was looking for. Maybe when I get that stuff I can post
> a few pics and people could try to guess what it is. It's very clearly not
> computer related though - believe I saw a few tubes in some of them.
> Oh, I also got a voice coil with 5 heads attached to it. It's quite odd
> looking - the heads don't line up. There's maybe two heads on the bottom of
> the coil that are aligned "over under". Then there's a third one off to the
> side. Then a glass reticule, then two heads above that that didn't line up.
> Wierd. It looks like something that came off a borg arm ;)
> Jay West
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