*FREE* [SYD] Old DEC hardware *FREE*

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Phaeton, May 31, 2004.

  1. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guest

    I have some old DEC hardware to give away :

    2 x 19" colour display ( a VR290 and a VR299, low resolution ).
    These are sync-on-green, 3 BNC connector, big and heavy.
    Can be used with older Sun boxes too, I think.

    3 x VAXstation 3100 ( only one working ), with old-style keyboards
    plus 2 motherboards, also in need of some fix. No mice.
    These boxes can run any of the BSD variety Unix stuff too,
    I think.

    1 x External storage box for the VAXstations, SZ-something. It has
    a disk drive in it ( few hundred MB, plus an old tapedrive )

    If you are interested, call me on 0409 320 555.
    Cheers, Csaba
    Phaeton, May 31, 2004
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  2. Have you run it by John Geremin at the Australian Computer Museum to see
    if they might be interested, or know someone who would look after it?
    Terry Collins {:)}}} email: terryc at woa.com.au www:
    Wombat Outdoor Adventures <Bicycles, Computers, GIS, Printing,

    "People without trees are like fish without clean water"
    Terry Collins, May 31, 2004
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  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guest

    Yes, of course. He took a lot of smaller stuff, these are left
    over. Anyway, they are dumped now as no one put up his/her hand
    for them. It's a shame, really, but such is life.

    Cheers, Csaba

    CSABA I. HARANGOZO |d|i|g|i|t|a|l| csabah(at)zipworld(dot)com(dot)au

    Rhode's Corollary to Hoare's Law :
    Inside every complex and unworkable program is a useful routine
    struggling to be free.
    Phaeton, Jun 3, 2004
  4. Phaeton wrote:

    I am doing that all the time. There is only so much you can keep in
    limited storage. Hmm, if I known the tape drive was going to be ditched,
    I would have taken it for the motors.

    Shock of the week was to strip a HP3si (all screws and folded sheet
    metal) and find "the problem" right after 99% of the screws were taken
    out. It is real turmoil- will I try to put it back together and get it
    working or just accept that it is past its time? Full toner cartridge
    too - bummer.
    Terry Collins, Jun 4, 2004
  5. Phaeton

    Phred Guest

    Some years ago when the SR-72 was interned with full honours, we
    wondered if we should salvage the drive motors (8") to make an
    electric lawn mower.

    More recently, the now-retired gardener told me he used a PC power
    supply to power his car fridge when camped at caravan parks.
    Just Murphy's Law. ;-)

    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Jun 4, 2004
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