[vcf-midatlantic] Museum AT&T Unix machine

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sat Aug 24 20:22:42 EDT 2019


On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 8:19 AM David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> One other thing that probably should be done is to replace the clock
> battery or remove it if you don't care about the clock to prevent the
> damage


Let me know what kind of battery it is and I will buy it.


> from leaking. Its somewhat of a pain to open the case so good to do it at
> the
> same time.  I normally use the BR series vs CR since
> they are supposed to be less corrosive chemestry so less likely to leak
> though a little less capacity. It's soldered to the motherboard. I don't
> think
> I have any around.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/geekmuseum/sets/72157625198596086
>
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 07:19:30AM -0400, David Gesswein via
> vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 11:55:19PM -0400, Jeffrey Brace via
> vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > > If anyone has the expertise to look at and repair the museum AT&T unix
> > > machine, it would be much appreciated. The symptoms seem to be that it
> is
> > > endlessly looking for a boot sector and not finding it (based on the
> > > symptoms and looking it up on a website). There is a green screen with
> > > characters slowly going across endlessly. Please contact Evan or
> myself if
> > > you have the ability and time.
> > >
> >
> > Is this the 3B1/7300? Have you tried booting the diag floppy? I will
> bring
> > one. Most likely the hard drive has died.
> >
> > The drive is normally a Miniscribe 6085 MFM full height 70M drive.
>
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Jeff Brace
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