How to disassemble an HSC90?

From: Gunther Schadow <>
Date: Sat Oct 27 20:53:24 2001

Paul Thompson wrote:

> I tried to disassemble a HSC70 and ran into much the same problem. I did
> take the backplane out thinking that would assist in removing the sides
> and regretted it. It was definitely assembled in a manner that made all
> the cabinet components basically inaccessible.
> I still have that backplane somewhere.

Ugh, that sounds frightening indeed! Thank you for giving me that
warning. I will put everything back together and will have to
find some neighbors to help me lift the whole thing downstairs in
one piece. Ugh. The thing I always wonder about in these cases is:
what the heck was the rationale of building something that is
impossible to disassemble without final destruction? I'm just glad
that most of DEC's heavy metal is *not* that bad.


PS: is the top level of the HSC rack big enough to take some sort
of PDP-11 or PDP-8? I didn't really want a PDP-11 until I figured
I might actually have some room for it in that rack.

Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
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