PDP 11 gear finally moved

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Fri Jul 17 16:13:07 CDT 2015

Replace - no, I don't agree - especially not for those of us who don't
have the kind of budget that your organization has.  In my experience,
for equipment of this quality and vintage, 95% or more of the time an
hour to a few hours of re-forming is all that is necessary - and as Tony
has pointed out, even that is not often really necessary.


On 7/17/2015 1:33 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> 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.
> It is always a good idea to replace electrolytic capacitors in power supplies.
> The rest of the advice is sound.
>                                                                 Rich
> Rich Alderson
> Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
> Living Computer Museum
> 2245 1st Avenue S
> Seattle, WA 98134
> mailto:RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
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