field maintenance print sets

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Thu Aug 12 22:25:47 1999

On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, Kevin McQuiggin wrote:
>> The easy way to tell a quad pdp11 board from a quad pdp8 board is to look at
>> the top and see if it's got metal ejector handles or plastic "flip chip" style
>> handles. pdp11 boards have a metal spine and metal ejector handles, pdp8
>> boards have the plastic handles.
>This isn't the case. There are several quad height Unibus/pdp-11 cards
>that have plastic handles! Check the field guide or ask on the list!

  I retract my previous statement above. I've been hacking qbus pdp11 systems
a lot lately and completely forgot about the great many quad-width unibus
boards with plastic handles. I do apologize for being an idiot. I really do
know my way around DEC hardware, even if it wasn't readily apparent from this
obvious blunder. :-) Thanks for noticing this and correcting me.

           -Dave McGuire
Received on Thu Aug 12 1999 - 22:25:47 BST

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