HP HP-2117F on ebay
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Thu Dec 14 03:57:47 CST 2006
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Jay West wrote:
>> No bids yet.
> And hopefully there won't be... unless you want parts - cause it's got
> 1) The power supply for the cpu has been pulled (ie. is not present). That
> doesn't bode well ;)
And you can't just fit in a standard PC power supply...
> 2) The DCPC card (that's DMA to you and me) appears to be missing and the
> cable is dangling. This was standard on the 2117 (1000F aka 21MX/F) I think.
Yes, it was standard and it's missing.
> 3) There is NO memory, nor a memory controller in the box, they appear to
> have been snagged.
No memory, no memory controller, nothing...
> 4) Either the FEM board has been pulled, or they just used the wrong cable to
> connect the FAB to the cpu board. Given that slot 10 is empty and thus
> creates a break in the interrupt chain, I'm guessing the former. That means
> you're likely missing microcode. Could just be vendor microcode... or your
> base instruction set ;)
Of the three 1000F I have all have their firmware in slot 10 on a FAB
because the mainboard simply doesn't have enough sockets for all the ROMs.
> 5) There appears to be something homebrew on the TBG board in slot 11. At
> least it's nothing I've ever seen. Given the RPL markings on the front this
> tends to make me think of process control. Maybe the cable was to allow some
> other device to generate the time based interrupts.
> 8) Note the 8 channel mux card is not compatible with TSB. Note also the
> non-standard edge card connection. PSI board?
All 8 channel muxes have these edge card connections.
> 9) 7970 tape controller set, handy to have.
Not sure whether it's the controller for the 7970B or 7970E.
> 10) Two microcircuit boards. I happen to REALLY like these. If anyone buys
> this sytem, I'd be willing to pay for one or two of these cards :)
These are simple digital I/O boards. But thanks to DCPC any board supports
> 12) Don't recognize the board in slot 23.
Same as in slot 13.
> On the plus side, it IS an F series... the FP unit is auctioned separately
Well, it isn't an F series. An F series consists of the proper firmware
ROMs (SIS, VIS, FFP, FPP) and the external FP processor, but everything's
missing. You could plug in the firmware from an E series, and then it's a
My machine here also has the RTE6 and SIGNAL/1000 firmware ROMs.
> I am not familiar enough with the F series to know if that FP unit includes
> all the necessary boards and/or connectors.
I think it's complete, but the cables are missing (especially the
connection from the FPP to the MPP on the CPU front panel).
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