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by bifo
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

Well, that's a shame, but overall not a big deal. Just hoping it has enough RAM already installed to run CDE, some of the old newsgroup posts say 64mb is about the bare minimum because apparently Alphas require more than VAXen did. 16mb in my old 3100/m38 was barely enough.
by bifo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

The nice thing with the DEC 3000 series is that it takes 32mb parity simms so i should be able to cram in up to 512 mb if it hasn't already been maxed out. Where are you getting your information? The DEC 3000 400 to 900 use 100-pin ECC RAM SIMMs. The capacity of each SIMM varies from 2 to 32 MB, bu...
by bifo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

Thanks, that looks like the right cable. Shame nobody else on ebay seems to be selling one at the moment. The nice thing with the DEC 3000 series is that it takes 32mb parity simms so i should be able to cram in up to 512 mb if it hasn't already been maxed out. The auction makes it look like a produ...
by bifo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Integral PC
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: HP Integral PC

for years I've been fascinated by this machine, that it could boot unix from rom and had a gui that afaik wasn't based on X(?) but i've only ever seen one or two pop up on ebay within the last year or so and for extremely high prices given that they aren't demonstrably working machines and come with...
by bifo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

If anyone needs to see the system itself, this is the ebay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-DEC-300 ... ?#shpCntId

still cant believe my luck on that one.
by bifo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

I'm not too dexterous with a soldering iron so DIYing it is a bit tough since the port is male and the cable is female, and it definitely isnt the one that carries the video as well (seen those before, the HP wizard actually incorrectly advised someone to get a video cable to someone with the same q...
by bifo
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Part number for DEC 3000 keyboard cable

Hi all, I scored a nice deal on a DEC 3000/400 on ebay this week and I'm pretty excited for my first alpha. There's plenty of manuals for it out there, so if it arrives in working order it should be a doddle to get vms up and running. The only problem I'm having is that while I intend to set it up o...

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