Sweet.. New toy..

From: Dan Williams <williams.dan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed Dec 22 18:54:10 2004

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 18:19:42 -0500, David Holland <dholland_at_woh.rr.com> wrote:
> /me just got a early Xmas present.
> I got what should be a relatively complete Vax 4000-300, console,
> cables, and w/ some form of MO jukebox. Might even have a line on a
> small pile of tapes for the thing..
> I don't know very little about the spec's on the box, as I literally
> just got ahold of it.. Looks like its got a fair bit of SCSI, and
> Ethernet in it. I'd guess its only got 32Mb of memory as I only saw
> one obvious MS670 memory board. (It took that many chips to make 32MB!?)
> The only concern I've got is, while its been stored in doors most of its
> life, its been outdoors since Monday, and its gotten _COLD_. I think
> it'll need a day or two just to warm up.
> I see what appears to be at least some documentation up on bitsavers, at
> least the phrase KA670 seems to match up what's on the little tag at the
> bottom of the unit.
> Does anyone have any other suggested hardware documentation site's they
> think would be worthwhile to point me at?
> Thanks,
> /me goes back to poking at the innards. :-)
> David
If you not already a member I would suggest joining encompass (the
free one at the bottom)


and ordering the openvms hobby cd from


It takes at least a week for both, so they should be both be ready by
the time you get around to installing and playing with it.
I've now got a few 4000's and they are great fun to play with and have
the added bonus of keeping the house warm in the winter.
If you search hp.com there are product manuals and info for vax
4000's and openvms.

Received on Wed Dec 22 2004 - 18:54:10 GMT

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