HP3000/917LX available in Vacaville

Stan Sieler sieler at allegro.com
Sat Sep 28 18:26:59 CDT 2019

Lee writes:

> This is a *very* nice entry-level HP3000/MPE system based on PA-RISC
> architecture. But one note - the 917 had the soldered TOD battery on the
> motherboard, vs. the FRU TOD battery in the later 918. Not a reason to skip
> if you are interested in this machine.

True, there's been some discussion of that over on HP3000-L.

IIRC, it's still possible to boot even if the battery is dead ...
boot to the ISL> prompt, run clkutil, set the date, then exit to ISL>,
then run 'START'.


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