Subject: Re: decstation 5000/240 keyboard goes WHERE?
To: None <>
From: Peter C. Wallace <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/05/2001 12:48:11
On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Marc Jasner wrote:

> Thanks for the quick replies.
> I know there is a cable in existence, but does anyone know the right one?
> I have 2 different ones (one is from a decstation 3000 and that just does
> not work, the other is a keyboard/mouse/rgb cable that also does not
> respond. I've tried 2 or 3 diff keyboards... none work with the cables i
> have...) DOes anyone know the part number of the keyboard or know where i
> could get one?

The cable from the DEC 3000 is the same and the DS5000 cable (17-02640-01
= long one) and should work... What video card do you have installed in
the DS5000/240? If you dont have a TC video card, your KB will not work
(AFAIK) ...

The cable with the 3 BNCs is for a VAXStation and will not work...

> I'm quite happy with the 5k/240... i managed to salvage enough ram out of
> old ones that it's got 144mb ram and an rz58 (1.3 gig) and an rz57 (1 gig)
> on it... it makes a nice addition to my network at home, which also
> includes an old sparcstation (ok, so i have a fetish for old hardware!)
> and i'd really like to get a fully working system that DOESN"T include a
> vt220 as a montior :)
> I've got the right monitor and cable (vrt19-da with the 3w3 cable) but no
> keyboard cable :( HELP :)
> Marc

Peter Wallace