DEC Support & Service CDs (was PDP 11/34 Console & cards)

From: Jay Jaeger <>
Date: Fri Dec 21 08:48:32 2001

I'd be interested as well, and could make limited numbers of copies to pass on.

However, you will probably find only recent manuals there. In the grand
scheme of things, 852 manuals isn't really all that many. I have over
600 DEC manuals in my collection -- almost all before 1986. And I have
only a tiny percentage of "what was" before that time. Even allowing for
duplicates, I probably have over 500 different manuals.

I also have a collection of DEC service fiche -- I may well have more than
800 manuals there alone.


At 10:38 PM 12/9/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Okay, so I dug a tad deeper into the DEC service CD-ROMs and found a lot
>In terms of manuals, the 2 CDs include no less than... 852 (!) PDF-encoded
>manuals -- yes, that's 525 on one CD and the balance on the other.
>Remember the VAX technical library room? Ours was covered with orange
>manuals wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling.. Well I have the feeling that
>these 2 disks contain all of those and then some. The manuals cover
>everything from operator's manuals to CPU programmers reference, diagrams,
>bulletins. DECserver, Alpha desktops, storage units. And that's just for
>manuals. The disks also contain software libraries that include bios,
>drivers, etc...
>The index files alone take a fair bit of room. I thought for a minute that
>I could post them here, but I gave up as soon as I saw the size of them.
>So.... If you are interested in the index files, email me. I will have a
>run of disks made. NOT FOR SALE, only giveaways. I'll seed 5 or 10 of
>those who want it, and they can take it from there and pay forward by
>obliging other people.
>Cheers and all that sort of things,
>Frederic Charpentier
>P.S.: now, if only this kind of documentation archive existed for S-100
>systems... Almost makes you want to take up VAX systems. Then again, I'd
>probably need to somewhat upgrade my home electrical switchbox. Or I could
>move next to a nuclear power plant...

Jay R. Jaeger The Computer Collection
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