Tek 4041

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Thu Jul 29 13:20:45 1999

At 11:30 AM 7/29/99 -0500, Roger wrote:
>At 08:57 PM 7/28/99 -0500, Roger wrote:
>> The thing I really need is the diagnostics tape.
>< Good luck finding one. I have never seen a factory tape of any
>This tape is/was standard issue with all 4041 - according to
>everything I've seen so far. which consist of 2 4041 manuals and 3
>or 4 Tek catalogs.

  Yeah, but tapes and manuals seem to have a way of never showing up with
the computers!

>The manual states
>>that you can use an RS-232 terminal for programming this thing
> That's news to me but like I said I've never found a manual for
>- and
>>then goes on to explain how to make an autostart tape to tell the
>>4041 to use a serial port as the standard programming I/O port.
>< Does the manual say if you can write the programs on annother
>machine and
><record them to tape and then use the tape in this one? HP makes a
><box called a HP 9915. It's basicly a HP 85 in a small box with no
><keyboard and an optioal tape drive. You can write your programs on
><regular 85 and record them on tape ih an "Autost" file and then put
><tape in the 9915 and it will load it automaticly.
>No! Not at all. The manual states that you can (and should) use an
>RS-232 terminal as the 'systems console' if you will.

  Hmm. Very different from the HPs.

 This is for
>communications with and programming of the 4041 - an I/O device.
>BTW, UPS just left a HP 87XM on my porch - more wasted nights on the
>way!! (Don't you just love $30.00 computers!)

  Yeap, The cheaper the computer the more time it takes to figure it out!
The 87XM is a NICE computer, you should use it for a HP-IB controller and
forget the 4041. I have plenty of docs on the 85/86/87, let me know if you
have questions.

Received on Thu Jul 29 1999 - 13:20:45 BST

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