A project for Tony...

From: Jerome H. Fine <jhfinepw4z_at_compsys.to>
Date: Tue Dec 10 09:04:00 2002

>Brian Chase wrote:

> Here's a special project for you, Tony:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2079939801
> What's mind boggling is that the seller powered the system on in this
> state. I'm sure that if any of the Qbus modules were salvagable, it's
> safe to say a smaller number of them are now.

Jerome Fine replies:

I don't know why I am bothering to reply, except to say:

If the seller is dumb, those first two bidders (at $ US 20 and
$ 21.50) must be even dumber. The CPU is an 11/23 quad
board, but the RQDX1 is probably just that - since it looks
like just an RD51. Even in perfect working order and
guaranteed against at least DOA, it would not be worth
even $ US 10.00 in my opinion.

Since the power supply is on the other side, the power supply
might still actually work.

And although the back cover seems intact, the backplane cage
does not seem worth fixing. As for the boards, I don't understand
how the picture can show them as being almost normal with the
kind of damage sustained on the left hand side.

I wonder who actually bid?

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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