VAXstation 4000 Mice?

Malte Dehling mdehling at
Thu May 20 15:03:53 CDT 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 05:58:22PM +0000, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> On Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:38:56 AM PDT, Malte Dehling via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> > The VSXXX-GA mouse or VSXXX-AB tablet is the correct model for the 4000
> > series, but the older puck mouse (VSXXX-AA) will work as well.
> Exactly, since the -GA is compatible with the -AA. And the MoseTrack
> model M5 DEC trackball should work too, if you can find one in working
> condition. The Service Guide really does say "VSXXX-AA mouse or
> VSXXX-AB tablet" EK-V48VB-SV.001, p. 1-1.

Interesting.  I looked it up in the "VAXstation 4000 Model 60 and VLC
Condensed Service Information" (EK-V466H-PS.A01), and on page D-4 (for
the Model 60) and page D-8 (for the VLC) it lists the VSXXX-GA (and the
tablet, but only for the Model 60,) but not the VSXXX-AA :-)

> I've never owned a VLC, so I don't know what was actually delivered. I
> can't find EK-VAXVL-OG.

Neither do I.

Malte Dehling
<mdehling at>

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