Issues with VT420 (was Re: LK401 Keyboard)

Aaron Jackson aaron at
Wed May 18 12:21:04 CDT 2016

The terminal arrived today but unfortunately it doesn't power
on. I've checked the fuse and continuity of the cable, fiddled with the
contrast, etc. It doesn't do anything, not even a self test. The
terminal is completely silent, not even a transformer humming.

I have contacted the seller, but if anyone has any suggestions about
what might be the issue, please let me know.

Thanks all,


Aaron Jackson writes:

> Hi all,
> Bought a VT420 off eBay last night which should be arriving sometime
> this week. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a keyboard. Is there
> anyone near Nottingham (UK) willing to sell an DEC LK401 keyboard for a
> fair price?
> Thanks,
> Aaron


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