PDP 11 gear finally moved

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Fri Jul 17 13:26:36 CDT 2015

It is generally a good idea to re-form electrolytic capacitors in power
supplies, and to bench check the power supplies (under some kind of
load) before actually applying power to the whole unit.


On 7/17/2015 11:49 AM, devin davison wrote:
> Devin here, I had asked for advice on how to move a PDP 11 as well as how
> to lock the heads on the RL Drives. It was quite a move. Ive never driven
> in a large city before, dealing with traffic was more trouble than it was
> to move and load up the equipment. Anyhow, i put a few images of what I got
> up on a postimage gallery, which can be viewed here :
> http://postimg.org/gallery/1xuwq2s6y/
> It was at least working for a hour or so....
> I was trying to enter a short program at the front panel and there was a
> clicking sound followed by a burning smell. I cut the power, the front
> panel is unresponsive now, so I'm going to need to look over the power
> supply for starters. He did include a second empty PDP 11/34 chassis,
> perhaps the power supply in that one is in better condition.
> --Devin

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