11/45 status

From: Jay West <jwest_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:40:57 +0000

I finally got an hour free to dig back into my /45 restoration. Thanks to
some spare boards to help test and some very good "CE quickdocs" (thanks a
million ashley!), I got a little further. However, it brings me to two

1) In the absence of full docs on the MF11-L... I'm not sure about the
following. It looks like the 1st slot of the MF11-L backplan gets a unibus
in (A-B) from the last slot of the cpu backplane. The 2nd slot is my G110,
the 3rd is my G231, and the 4th slot has my H214 (C-F) in it. But looking at
some of the docs, it appears that an H214 can be in slots 1, 4, and a few
others per the diagram. My system arrived with one H214 in slot 4. Should it
be first... in slot 1 under the unibus in? Since I had a spare from ashley,
I put one in slot 1 and one in slot 4. I know the jumpers on the other
boards may not reflect 16K, but I figured it might change things. So if I
have just 8K set up, should the H214 be in slot 1, 4, or does it matter?

2) My front panel has an oddity (to me). If I select say address 10000 and
hit load addr the address lights respond correctly with 10000. I then hit
examine and get nothing (blank data lights). Whatever... but here's the
interesting part. If I keep pressing examine over and over again, the
address lights count up just like they should - except they skip bit zero
(the rightmost bit, either 0 or 15 whatever dec nomenclature is). I don't
mean that the rightmost bit just isn't displaying correctly, the actual
counting sequence acts like the rightmost bit is the 2nd light from the
right. I can tell it's not just a bulb problem because I don't have to hit
load addr twice to "move on", the count is smooth and sequential without the
rightmost bit. Any thoughts offhand?

I know my memory system is likely not jumpered right. I'm looking through
those jumpers either tonight or tomorrow and verify them.

Thanks for any thoughts!

Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 20:17:05 GMT

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