Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Kirk Davis via cctalk
> On Jul 24, 2017, at 2:47 PM, Ed via cctalk wrote: > For those on the list that don't think it can happen to them > > > https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/hps/transmission.html > > Good information. Here is the page with specific cleaning instructions:

someone wanted a motorola single board computer SMECC had.. Please contact me

2017-07-24 Thread Ed via cctalk
Someone here wanted a Motorola single board computer SMECC had.. We have misplaced the contact info... Please contact me off list ASAP Thanks! Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)

Re: Looking for scan of Diablo/Xerox 630 ECS service manual

2017-07-24 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Found it, went back to bitsavers again and it was there. My call is posting to CC made it show up :-) -pete On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 7:34 PM, Pete Lancashire wrote: > Got a 630 ECS today. Hardly looks used. bypassed the cover switch, power > light comes on but sadly

Looking for scan of Diablo/Xerox 630 ECS service manual

2017-07-24 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Got a 630 ECS today. Hardly looks used. bypassed the cover switch, power light comes on but sadly hitting reset a 1/2 second later it is locked up again. Has that famous Allen Bradly (or if not from the USA, substitute your favorite resistor company) smell. BTW this winter want to restore a OEM

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Been though it before, and a friend who is an electrician and was laid up in the hospital for a few days after updating the wiring of a barn. Everything was sprayed with what I call "No-live" it is used in hospitals and for an hour or so pretty nasty stuff. Then I use a spray that targets HPS as

FS: DEC SBC 11/21 KXT11-AB (M7676) Falcon processor

2017-07-24 Thread Sellam Ismail via cctalk
I have for sale a DEC SBC 11/21 KXT11-AB Falcon processor board (M7676) with an M7941 parallel interface. Details are here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?58856-DEC-11-21-SBC-KXT11-AB-(M7676)-Falcon-Processor-Board=469965#post469965 Thanks! Sellam

Re: IBM S/36 stuff available free

2017-07-24 Thread Jason T via cctalk
On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:25 PM, Gary McGill via cctalk wrote: > I retired from S/3x consulting many years ago and am now just cleaning out > my office storage. I have a complete set of S/36 manuals and more magazines > and diskettes than I want to count. I am fine with

IBM S/36 stuff available free

2017-07-24 Thread Gary McGill via cctalk
I am new to this list so I do not know how many S/3x folk are here. I retired from S/3x consulting many years ago and am now just cleaning out my office storage. I have a complete set of S/36 manuals and more magazines and diskettes than I want to count. I am fine with throwing them all away,

Re: Generating macintosh disks

2017-07-24 Thread Adrian Graham via cctalk
> On 24 Jul 2017, at 07:30, Mattis Lind via cctalk > wrote: > > måndag 24 juli 2017 skrev Alexandre Souza via cctalk > : > >> Hi there! >> >> Spent all saturday and sunday trying to boot a Mac Plus. Unfortunately I >> hadn't any 800K boot disks

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Ed via cctalk
what is the trade name of the "No-live" and where can we get it!? In a message dated 7/24/2017 2:45:55 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, p...@petelancashire.com writes: Been though it before, and a friend who is an electrician and was laid up in the hospital for a few days after

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Ed via cctalk
Wise per cautions! Yea... the result of the Virus is nasty.. In a message dated 7/24/2017 2:45:55 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, p...@petelancashire.com writes: Been though it before, and a friend who is an electrician and was laid up in the hospital for a few days after updating the

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Paul Anderson via cctalk
We used to use the Tex pads. The closest thing that's easy to find are the little pad nurses use before injection available at Sam's, ETC. Sometimes used be diabetics also. On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > > > On 7/23/17 10:12 PM, Fritz

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread systems_glitch via cctalk
Just went through a bunch of Sun equipment with a similar level of mouse schmoo. Not pleasant. Bleached all work surfaces. Thanks, Jonathan On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Kirk Davis via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Heh had the same thing happen in the engine compartment of my

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Kirk Davis via cctalk
Heh had the same thing happen in the engine compartment of my Sprinter Van last winter. The solar panels kept the battery nice and toasty. They tore up the heat insulation and made a nice nest on top of it.. Kirk > On Jul 24, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk >

Re: Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Ed Sharpe via cctalk
ecch! happy hunta virus eh. please wear respirator and gloves Pete. Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Monday, July 24, 2017 william degnan via cctalk wrote: On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > Although not 100% CC, I

Teletype vs Mice

2017-07-24 Thread Pete Lancashire via cctalk
Although not 100% CC, I had the same happen to a PDP11/35 about 20 years ago that was in storage. https://photos.app.goo.gl/PbuCIaiigqtP7Dhx2

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> is that crucifix-shaped area of low reflection the thing you're speaking > of? It's only visible in reflected light, not direct light; I'm not sure > what it is, perhaps crystals oriented in a different direction from the > rest of the head? Now that I look again, you can see it

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> From: Fritz Mueller > Perhaps it is time to find/train a younger apprentice :-) 'Yes, my master!' :-) > If anybody has a decent picture of a clean/fresh RK05 head, I would > appreciate seeing it Here ya go: http://gunkies.org/wiki/File:RK05Head.jpg That head (NOS) came

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/24/2017 11:31 AM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote: > To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an > issue of my old-man-eyes at this point. I find I need to use a > jeweler's headset, or even bench microscope, to really see anything > small in detail these days.

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Paul Koning via cctalk
> On Jul 24, 2017, at 2:31 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk > wrote: > > Thanks for the advice, per usual, folks! > > To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an issue > of my old-man-eyes at this point. I find I need to use a jeweler's headset,

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Fritz Mueller via cctalk
Thanks for the advice, per usual, folks! To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an issue of my old-man-eyes at this point. I find I need to use a jeweler's headset, or even bench microscope, to really see anything small in detail these days. It's hard to do that

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Fritz Mueller via cctalk
Thanks for the advice, per usual, folks! To answer the question of "where hard to see", I guess it's really an issue of my old-man-eyes at this point. I find I need to use a jeweler's headset, or even bench microscope, to really see anything small in detail these days. It's hard to do that

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Tony Duell via cctalk
On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:12 AM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote: > "OMG, are you nuts, don't take the heads out, you'll never get them > aligned," > > or is it: > > "Meh, RK05 alignment is not really that tough, and you would be better off > making sure your heads

Re: Computer History wiki accounts (Was: VAX expert 'needed')

2017-07-24 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
So, back in December I put out a call for help on CH Wiki content: > looking at the list of 'wanted pages' on the Computer History' wiki: >http://gunkies.org/wiki/Special:WantedPages > the top page or so of entries are all about various Vaxen. > Is there a volunteer our there

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
I have seen LTO around a lot, with fancy pants usb. For forward compatibility it is probably the best bet it would seem. Though I might get open tape for just because it looks cool, though I might get one for media, rather than raw data storage. -H On 24 July 2017 17:03:29 BST, Al Kossow

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/24/17 9:23 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > > Sadly, Texsleeves are no longer made, they are the best. > > Yes, I'm bummed about that. > > What's the recommended replacement? Guy might have some ideas, I use lint-free cloth wrapped around the old Texwands I still have. The

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Noel Chiappa via cctalk
> From: Fritz Mueller > the heads are accumulating dust and oxide in places that are hard see > and get to Sorry, I don't follow this - where are you thinking of? > I'm looking for some advice/calibration from the community here. Hmm, we had to do this once BITD (we had a bad

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/24/17 8:46 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: > The problem with Exabyte drives is they seemed to have a short shelf life. Most of the rubber parts have failed in the dozens of Exabytes I have. LTO is the direction the world has been going for a while. They have about three generations of

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/23/17 10:12 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote: > "Meh, RK05 alignment is not really that tough, and you would be better off > making sure your heads are thoroughly clean and intact." This, but it really isn't that difficult to keep them clean with an inspection mirror and a good flat

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/23/2017 10:35 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: There have been many tape formats that have gone in and out of fashion. In the late 80s and early 90s, 8mm videotape-type Exabyte carts were very

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk
> On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:12 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk > wrote: > > Hey folks: > > As some of you know, I've recently restored a PDP-11/45, RK11-C drive > controller, and an RK05 drive. I'm now at the point where I'm working to > recover and archive the contents of

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctalk
What kind of data volume are we talking about, and what kind of budget? I personally use LTO-5 for my backups (1.5 TB raw capacity), and have no difficulty finding tapes. On 7/24/17, 2:51 AM, "cctalk on behalf of Henry Bond via cctalk"

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
If you think there's a way I can do backups onto open reel tape and have it last 30 years +, I've been looking for an excuse to get one of those. -H On 24 July 2017 06:20:35 BST, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: >On 07/23/2017 09:05 PM, devin davison via cctalk wrote: >

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
Sony AIT and DDS have been my most popular eBay finds so far, I am blessed with SCSI equipment, even if it is a SS10. My data needs aren't huge, I did see those 1TB tapes and wondered how long it would take my sparcstation to push a terabyte, might be unfair. Seems the resilience of tape is

Re: RK05 head alignment -- how difficult?

2017-07-24 Thread Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk
Hey Fritz, As some of you know, I've recently restored a PDP-11/45, RK11-C drive controller, and an RK05 drive. Nice. My 11/45 is not doing anything meaningful... I've been inspecting and cleaning packs as I go, and have avoided mounting any packs that have signs of significant crashes (e.g.

Re: Replacing flat drive belts alternatives?

2017-07-24 Thread Steve Malikoff via cctalk
Craig said > I would like to have both the drives in my HP 9895A working. Since flat belts > for old equipment are becoming nearly impossible to find, has anyone had > success replacing a flat belt with a toothed? Either by reversing the belt > or by also replacing the pulleys? Or by the

Re: Generating macintosh disks

2017-07-24 Thread Mattis Lind via cctalk
måndag 24 juli 2017 skrev Alexandre Souza via cctalk : > Hi there! > > Spent all saturday and sunday trying to boot a Mac Plus. Unfortunately I > hadn't any 800K boot disks nor a way to generate them. > > I solved the problem using a Classic booting 7.0.1, writting a 7.0.1