Need help: Step by step approach in the restoration of old computers
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Oct 27 02:46:10 CDT 2007
On Sat, 2007-10-27 at 00:25 +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> > What is the general process in checking an old system?
> My procedure (for which I've been flamed here, I might add) is as follows
> 1) Dismantle the machine as far as is sensible. Do a visual inspection
Before you do this, make extensive notes of what goes where. I didn't,
when I first got my PDP11, and was fortunate in that a) it's a fairly
simple machine with not a lot to get wrong, and b) I had enough sense
and tools to figure out how it was meant to be...
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