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Final Thoughts for RetroChallange 2012

Wow, this has been quite a ride for my first RetroChallenge. With the VAXcluster SimH project, I took on a project that had a lot of unknowns and a lot of things I didn’t know the next thing about. I … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: No dice

I replaced the PSUs in the AlphaServer 4100 yesterday and… they work but the machine still isn’t starting up. Nothing on the LCD panel, nothing on the terminal port. I’ve swapped CPUs around, run it with 1, run it with … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: Progress (hopefully)

Well I finally get back to the AS4100 and removed the PSUs. I took the opportunity to inspect the second PSU that didn’t go pop while I was in the mood. The PSUs are very easy to open, 2 Torx-10 … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: Where next?

Right. I’ve stopped moping about the 4100, I’m going to kick ass and take names and see if I can cure it’s ills. With the machine down to 1 PSU potentially, it’ll only run with 2 CPUs. That means pulling … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: Never Assume…

Today I re-assembled the AlphaServer 4100 I picked up from a friend yesterday (we knocked it down into parts to transport it). It had been stored in a garage in less than stellar conditions and although a thorough inspection of … Continue reading

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