Subject: Re: hooking up a console
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Kim Hawtin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/28/2007 08:33:46
bart sikkes wrote:
> sorry for not answering for some time, i was moving to a new house so
> i couldn't follow up much and didn't have time to play with my vaxes.
> reccently i was testing with a cable on the serial port of the vax to
> my windows box, but i now i see here that prolly won't work (it indeed
> didn't for me) so im back to finding an MMJ to DB9 / DB25 in the
> i already found the local components shop so ill check what i can get
> there. the MMJ connectors are prolly not the issue, but a tool to
> connect them might be harder (and more expensive) to get.
to get you going, get some RJ11 connectors and the DB9/DB25 connector
and some 6 core flat phone cable.
i used some pointy nosed pliers to crimp the connectors on the RJ11
and soldered the DB25 end, then get a file and remove the clip in tang
that holds it in place...
has been working quite reliably for more than 12 months.
although I occasionally need to push the RJ11 back
into the machine from time to time as it wiggles loose,
as there is not tang to clip in with =)
i'm off to collect my second microvax ii on sunday, and hopefullly
some extra cabling to go with =)
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