Norsk Data Nord-10/S restoration effort on the way!

From: Tore S Bekkedal <>
Date: Sun Nov 14 12:29:35 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 21:43 -0800, Al Kossow wrote:
> > It's in excellent cosmetic condition. I powered it up
> You really should learn the basics about applying power to
> electronic gear that has been off for some unknown period
> of time.
I know that. Remember, I checked the PDP-7's power supplies THOROUGHLY.
I checked capacitors on all the large supplies.
> It is an INCREDIBLY BAD idea to just go into a room full of
> old computers and just randomly start applying power to equipment
> in unknown condition. At an absolute minimum, you should check
> the condition of the power supplies.
The Nord-10 had at least been powered up in 1993 (I found a system disk
backup with that date), and most likely later. The backup battery that
lets the CPU keep the contents of the memory and registers for a short
while actually contained a charge. I flipped that switch without
worrying the least bit.

Relax, I've got it all under contrJ;klj8977^%*&^


Tore S Bekkedal <>
Received on Sun Nov 14 2004 - 12:29:35 GMT

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