Request for help with a PDP 11/73

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Tue Feb 4 13:43:01 2003 wrote:

>I just bought a PDP 11/73, but
>unfortunately UPS dropped it
>on the way. So I am trying to
>what ever documentation and
>diagnostics that I can locate
>to figure out how badly it was
>The mounts for the tape drive and
>disk drive were broken as well as
>all of the external plastic.
>The machine powers up and goes through
>some self diagnostics, stopping with the
>LED's reading "01". The disk drive stays
>quite and unlit, my conclusion was that it
>appears dead.
>I am looking for any help that I can get.
>Dave Chu
What is reported on the console port?

Plug in a terminal/etc and see what it tells you.
If there is a problem, it should display a more useful
error message.

I believe that at 01, it is trying to boot the software
from wherever it is set up to boot from.
Received on Tue Feb 04 2003 - 13:43:01 GMT

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