MicroVax 3100 Question & Asking for Computers

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Sat Jun 16 19:48:30 2001

Anthony Clifton - Retrocomputing.com skrev:

>Just goes to show that the best way to get old machines for free is to
>just tell people, publicly, that you collect them. It also helps to mention
>that you won't put them on Ebay. I used to Ebay stuff but I've become
>DEEPLY disillusioned with Ebay after losing a beautiful set of CCS S100
>cards in the last 30 seconds because I bid $2.50 too low.

Got to try that some time. OTOH, I only wish there were an eBay around here.
OTOH, the lack thereof gives me at least some breathing space in my room. =)

>At any rate, the 3100s don't have monitors, mice, keyboards.

>Question 1: Do MicroVax 3100's have monitors, mice or keyboards
>or do they just use terminals? I've only ever used Microvax Is, IIs
>and various full size Vaxen. Never owned any any 4 digit pizza boxes.

If they've got such capabilities, they're called VAXstations. Look at the back
of the MicroVAX. The only ports around there are serial ports, SCSI and
Ethernet, IIRC.

>Question 2: Even if they do use tubes and rodents, is it possible to
>flip a switch or change a jumper to use just a VT220 or something
>like that and how do I do it?

Plug it in, plug it in. Assuming you've got a real VT with those odd modular
connectors, at least. Or is there a magic switch for using the DB25 on the
back, pray tell?

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
Received on Sat Jun 16 2001 - 19:48:30 BST

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