Subject: Re: DEC Cable?
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/17/2001 20:51:49

On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> 	I've got two cables here, DEC p/n BCC17-06 and one with out a p/n,
> but looks like a DEC cable. Any ideas who/what they're for? And can one of
> them replace the mono video cable on my VAX Station 3100 (BC23K-03)?

I don't know these cables, but as both are RGB cables, none of them can replace
a mono cable. Also look at for the full
pinout of those connectors.

And additionally, DEC changed the pinout somewhen for the DECstations and DEC
(Alpha) machines, maybe even VAXstation 4000 has a different pinout (do they
have the 15pin connector? Don't know now).

Best way would be to take a soldering iron and make the cable yourself. The
other way would be a small bridge between the mono and the green pin to get
the cable doing mono on the green wire. But this is a modification to your
holy VAXstation, and you don't really want to do this :)

And then, there is still the problem with the pinout difference between
DECstations and VAXstaions. So, as your VAXstation has own keyboard/mouse
connectors, a simple mono video cable would be the best.


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