[rescue] Cheapass MicroFax (sic)
wrmartin at verizon.net
Thu Jan 23 21:18:24 CST 2003
Well, I snagged it. And got snagged myself. It arrived late this
afternoon, and is not what was pictured. The front cover and the TK-70
tape drive were no longer there. Where the photo clearly shows the tape
drive, an empty hole with a shock mount hanging down is all that remains.
I'm trying to decide what to do. I know nothing about Vaxen, but was
planning to learn. What remains is the following:
It is a DEC 6400R-F2, and has a DEC Capital Asset sticker (with an asset
number) on the rear. Which makes it a bit more collectable, I suppose, but
also makes it less likely that there's anything left of value.
In the upper section:
Left: a narrow panel with a HD50 connector, terminator attached
Center: a control Panel
Right: an empty compartment with shock mount brackets top (broken) and
bottom. A 50 pin SCSI cable and 4 pin power cable extend from the middle
1&2 - one double width card identified as all of these: MS650-AA, KA640-BA,
M7621-A, M7624-DA Rev B01
3 - DSV11-SA, M3108-PA Rev A1 It has two 3-row SCSI connectors (Sun style.)
4&5 - Appear to be blanking plates
6 - TO(Q?)K70, M7559-00 Rev D4 (controller for the missing TK70?)
Far left - H7868-A Rev E02 (a power sequencer? PS is on the far right of
So my problem is what to do now. Is a front cover reasonably
obtainable? (I suspect not without buying another whole machine and its
attendant transportation $.) I've seen TK-70s on eBay, but I seem to
recall them not being real cheap.
An obvious lesson is not to buy from a seller that doesn't know a Fax from
a Vax. I could simply demand my $ back, including transportation. Or I
could try to sell off what's left piece by piece, but have no idea of its
value and hate to kill any machine (my house is becoming a graveyard of old
radios and computers.) Any thoughts?
Thanks, Bill Martin
At 11:09 PM 1/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Gee. It's big. It's heavy. It need to be "rescued". It's cheap. It's
>useless. I want it.
>Maybe it'll be relisted.
>What is it?
> > From: Al Potter <apotter at spankingnuns.com>
> > Date: 2003/01/03 Fri PM 06:25:41 EST
> > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > Subject: [rescue] Cheapass MicroFax (sic)
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> > In case anyone missed it:
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2085202298&category=1484
> > AL
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