[vcf-midatlantic] Repair Workshop Wrap-up 3/30 & 3/31

dillera at gmail.com dillera at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 17:11:35 EDT 2019

I have to say a special thank you to Todd- who performed my first actual fix for the repair days.

I've mostly been helping install Irix on SGI and giving away stuff- but I decided to come yesterday and try and get some things actually fixed. Todd not only identified 2 bad caps, but he had extras, and then helped installed them. He really did it all while I watched. The repaired PSU worked and it powered up my new-from-ebay DEC Personal DECstation 5000. It was an amazing feeling and I learned a bit to id these bad caps. I'm going to get some equipment and try to do some myself. 

Here are my photos from the day:   https://imgur.com/gallery/ANp00f1 <https://imgur.com/gallery/ANp00f1>

I hope everyone close by can make some time and attend these days as they are a great way to share knowledge and experience between members.


> On Mar 31, 2019, at 4:07 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> We had about a dozen members working on their machines and VCF machines
> Saturday and Sunday. Most did two days while some did one day.
> Bill Dromgoole and Duana Craps had worked on the Univac 1219B in the museum
> for the past week. They can give an update later as to their progress.
> David Gesswein worked on the museum's PDP-8. He will send a report later.
> There were others working on various projects.
> I got there midday and wasn't able to work on anything Saturday.
> Sunday I took VCF's turn at the InfoAge front desk.
> Evan can fill you in on what he was working on as well as the others.
> This time we went to a new place: MJ's for Saturday dinner. Everyone liked
> it.
> Afterwards we played Cards Against Humanity which is always a fun time.
> Sunday morning we went to a new place: Mariner's Cove for breakfast. Also
> great food!
> The next workshop is April 13 & 14.
> -- 
> =========================================
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President
> Vintage Computer Federation

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