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Re: VAXstation 4000/90 help

What do the LEDs show, btw? It would perhaps seem as if your machine isn't really coming up. Memory could be the problem, I don't know... But an error code on the LEDs would be interesting.

From earlier:

When I turn it on, I get all eight LEDs on at the same time for a half a second, then I get 7, 6, 5, 4, and 1, then nothing (happens). I get nothing on the serial console. If I press the halt button, the LEDs change to 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1, and 0. These codes aren't specifically mentioned in the DEC Service Information manual for the 4000/90.

SPeaking of which... I'd like to get my hands on such a cable as well. Anyone know where to buy them?

Here's one seller:


I don't even know what the specs on the keyboard are...

Normal LK201 or whatever, I believe. Any DEC keyboard with a 4-pin modular phone connector.

What I mean is that I don't know if that's an IBM AT or PS/2 type interface which can be used via a PIC translator or something like that, or something different. But now that you tell me that an LK201 will work, I see this:


Hmmm... Maybe I'll get one as a present...


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