[rescue] needed RJ11 to serial

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 12 14:20:32 CST 2011

--- On Wed, 1/12/11, Steve Hatle <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:

> >> Also note that DEC used an RJ11 type connector
> with an offset locking key.
> > 
> > Snap the locking tab off a normal RJ11, shim the sides
> of of the plug with
> > scotch tape... 8-)
> > 
> Been there, done that, fielded the phone calls to say "push
> the little phone
> connector thingy back in..."
> :-)

Heh. You had to do that even if you had actual MMJ cables half the time. Since the clip was offset, it liked to cause the connector to twist in the socket, and it makes bad contact. My MicroVax has a real MMJ connector plugged into the console port, and it's always coming loose - ot at least it was, until I shimmed it up with tape...


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