HP9885 8" floppy unit

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Sat Apr 5 11:00:38 2003

At 05:08 PM 4/5/03 +0200, you wrote:
>> My 380 has an A1416A Kathmandu (a.k.a. Color VRX) (1280x1024 _at_ 60 hz, 8
>> bits, DIO-II). It has 3 BNC sync on green output, you'll need either an
>> adapter to a VGA monitor or a monitor with 3 BNC.
>Where can I locate one adapter to a VGA monitor ? I don't have actually one
>3 BNC
>connectors monitor.
>> Any null-modem cable to a peasea set to 9600,8N1 should work. Note,
>> however, that the serial console (vs the graphics head/HIL keyboard) is
>> selected by a firmware command. The commands can be entered blindly
>> a monitor attached, but a HP-HIL keyboard *MUST* be used if it is not set
>> a serial console already.
>Aha. If I understand you, I need to do the swap with one HP-HIL keyboard.
>Can I use the serial console for input/output once I do the swap, or I must
>use ever the HP-HIL keyboard ?
>Just by the way... What's about one HP-IB terminal ?

    I've never heard of one. Does anyone make one? I'm pretty sure all of HP's are RS-232.

>> You can find some more info on the page for the hp300 port of NetBSD,
>> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/hp300, and Jim Conrad may have some parts
>> avaliable, you can find his original post in the classiccmp archives,
>> http://www.classiccmp.org.
>I shall try to locate his address, of course.
>> > (Of course I accept all reasonable offer from somebody in Europe. This
>> > includes
>> > one GPIO board)
>> How many RAM boards are installed?
>Good question. Let me check the CPU a moment...
>One A1416A board
>One HP 98574 board with... TWO memory chips
>Just by the way... What is the 34 connector in the HP 98574 board ?
>Maybe a floppy connector ?

   I don't have a HP catalog any more so I'm not sure what a 98574 is but if it's a video card then the connector is probably for a daughter baord with more video RAM. That's pretty common on the HPs. I DOUBT that it's for a floppy drive even if it's not on the video card.


>Same for one EIGHT dip-switches bank in the A1416A board.
>Thanks and Greetings
>Best Regards
Received on Sat Apr 05 2003 - 11:00:38 BST

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