I had an 11/70 service manual as an ebook at one stage, it had full schematics etc, you also have access to various simulators to help you understand the programming interface so i can't see what other info you would need for your restoration, maybe you'd need help jerry rigging some setup to get an initial tape written to get u started?

If you have any questions about the schematics or electrical troubleshooting I'm happy to help although I have never owned a physical pdp11... concepts are the same as any more modern system.

cheers, Nick

On 06/10/2014 8:08 AM, "Johnny Billquist" <bqt@update.uu.se> wrote:
On 2014-10-05 03:00, Dave Horsfall<dave@horsfall.org> wrote:

On Sat, 4 Oct 2014, Noel Chiappa wrote:

>Anyone seriously working on bringing old hardware back to life needs to
>get in touch with the Classic Computer Talk list:
Is John Dodson on this list?  He has an 11/70 in his house.

No idea. I occasionally scan cctalk, but most of the time don't bother. Too much noise and irrelevant or ignorant posts. However, unfortunately I don't have any better suggestions where to go if you are trying to restore old hardware and don't have enough knowledge.

And yes, I keep lots of different PDP-8, PDP-11 and VAXen running, including 11/70 systems.


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