Where to get a Vax or microvax

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Mon Jun 29 16:08:27 CDT 2015

I've been looking for a printset for the VAX 6000-600 for a long time.
I've never found one.  <sigh>  -- Ian

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 12:35 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>

> >
> > Well, ok, if your list was intended as a "first VAX" only list, then
> That is what I believe the OP was asking for,
> > fair enough. I would not consider most of those machines as good first
> > VAXen either. Although, the 6000 is actually not that hard, nor some of
> > the small 8000-machines, such as the 8200.
> The 6000 series are quite big cabinets and as a first VAX it's hard for me
> to
> see the great advantage over a microVAX or a VAXstation.
> > The problem with lots of the more modern machines though, are that they
> > essentially are fine if they work, but if they break, you'll have a hard
> > time to fix them. That goes both for the 6000 series as well as all the
> > pizza boxes.
> My view is that there are only 2 VAXen series that I would want to run at
> home. For me.
> That is machines where component-level investigation and repair are very
> possible, Those
> series are the 11/780 (including the 11/782 and 11/785, of course) and the
> 11/730 (including
> 11/725). As I don't have space for the former, I intend to run the latter.
> But my requirements and
> interests are likely to be very different from other people's hence my
> initial comments.
> Thing about the VAXstations is that there are quite a few about that can
> be raided for spares. There
> is a printset for at least one of them on bitsavers, so I would guess
> finding a faulty IC is not going to
> be impossible. I refuse to actually suggst b***d-sw*pp**g but you know
> what I mean....
> I have never seen a printset for a 6000, 7000, 8650, etc machine. Do they
> exist? I doubt it for the
> 6000 series.
> -tony

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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