classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly

Adrian Graham witchy at
Thu May 19 13:11:47 CDT 2016

On 19/05/2016 18:07, "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at> wrote:

> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:
>> ...I've never seen another microVAX I around... Ah, well, the KA655 is more
>> functional ;)
> I have a MicroVAX I... it's more of a curiosity than anything.  Quite
> limited.  We bought two when they first came out and upgraded one
> (full price, $17K ISTR) to a MicroVAX II.  The enhanced one was used
> for product development and a few other things.  The unenhanced one
> was our hardware test box so if one of our boards under test was so
> broken that it damaged the host (that did happen once or twice), it
> was cheaper to get back into service.  I should go fire that box up
> and see if the hard drive has stiction (odds are good).

I have a MicroVAX I too, it's the only machine I've got with an RQDX2
controller and I think it doesn't work. Last time I powered up I just got an
@ prompt.

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