Little score, & possible VAX 630 rescue...

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Dec 16 19:37:01 2002

On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, David Woyciesjes wrote:

> On the way home today, I decided to stop at the local Goodwill, in my
> (never-ending?) search for Mac ADB keyboard cables. Well, I picked up a
> working Mac SE/30 w/ keyboard for $5.00, and a 18" x 30" Guiness
> chalkboard for $12.00. No keyboard cable with the Mac, though... Sigh...
> The search continues...

Are keyboard cables and keyboards that difficult to find. One of the
local thrifts usually has some. Which keyboard is preferred? The short
one or the longer more PC-like one?
                                                - don

> A local used computer shop did net me a Mac keyboard and cable,
for > $10.
> Now, on to the Vax. I have a lead on a forgotten DEC Industrial Vax
> 630. I don't know what in it or anything yet. It's just the (about) 30"
> x 19" x 10" rackmount unit.
> Apparently, about 10 -12 years ago, DEC had a contract with a Southern
> CT company, that makes industrial keyboards and mice. DEC shipped them
> the Vax, to test the devices, all of them. They never asked for the
> machine back. The moniter that went with it has since died. That may
> still be around, but I don't know. As far as they know, the Vax still
> works. Well, at least last time the powered it up.
> I'm waiting to see what the company wants to do with it, but if I tell
> them someone wants to buy it, that may help. It's a heavy little beast,
> so shipping may be a bit much. They'll probably prefer that you pick it
> up, but I'm sure something can be worked out if necessary.
> Contact me off-list.
> --
> ---Dave Woyciesjes
> ---ICQ# 905818
Received on Mon Dec 16 2002 - 19:37:01 GMT

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