digital equipment corporation · maynard, massachusetts
PDP-8 (Straight 8) Inspection

The initial inspection showed some minor problems such as a couple broken wires and cards which may not be in the correct location. There is also some cosmetic damage with a few card handles broken and the card cage covers broken in the back. The two side covers on the base power supply section are also missing. It has the dirt accumulation expected on 45 year old equipment.

Each restoration section will document the further issues found

Next (Power supply restoration) Up to straight 8 restoration

Below are the before pictures.

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In Boxes ( 58K)
DF32 ( 66K)
Front of my PDP-8 ( 49K)  Without Cover ( 53K)
CPU Side ( 48K)  Without Cover ( 75K)
Memory Side Without Cover ( 61K)
Top Without Cover ( 81K)
Back ( 45K)  Without Cover ( 49K)
Wirewrap Backplanes ( 81K)
Power Supply ( 99K)

Feel free to contact me, David Gesswein djg@pdp8online.com with any questions, comments on the web site, or if you have related equipment, documentation, software etc. you are willing to part with.  I am interested in anything PDP-8 related, computers, peripherals used with them, DEC or third party, or documentation. 

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