VT320 Isn't working right

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Sun Jul 23 19:25:41 CDT 2017


A couple of things to check:

1. Are you using a null modem cable?  You need that.
2. Is the baud rate set correctly?  9600 is typical for DEC consoles.

	paul

> On Jul 23, 2017, at 7:27 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 
> All
> 
> I have a DEC VT320 that powers up just fine, sees the attached keyboard, and I can enter the setup menu.
> 
> However, when I attach it to my microPDP11 to use as a console nothing appears on the screen during power up (there is a boot rom dialog that is supposed to appear).
> 
> When I press a key on the keyboard it appears on the screen but I don't think anything is transmitted out of the terminal.
> 
> I have looked at the maintenance print set and it appears there are a pair of rs232 driver ic's, could they be the problem?
> 
> How do you open the case up?  It is not obvious.
> 
> Doug
> 



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