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5062-3074 cable pinout

George A.
Occasional Visitor

5062-3074 cable pinout

Well, I got this HP 9000/837 that I want to mess with. I have the 5062-3054 MDP, but I don't have the aforementioned cable.
Now, I wish to avoid spending over 50 bucks for a cable for some ancient hardware which probably won't be actually useful anyway, if possible, so I'm looking for the pinout for that cable. I have the DB78 connector, it's just a matter of soldering wires on the right pins. Does anybody know which are those pins?
Thanks!
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cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: 5062-3074 cable pinout

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: 5062-3074 cable pinout

>>HP 9000/837

Oh my. That server is pretty old. It **might** run HP-UX 10.20, but I don't know that I would attempt to run anything else on it.

George A.
Occasional Visitor

Re: 5062-3074 cable pinout

@cnb: Thanks, but the pinouts in those documents are for the serial cabling, that is, from the MDP to the DTE or DCE, not from the server to the MDP.
I spent quite some time scavenging for any official documents with that pinout, but I'm guessing there isn't any, so someone who has that cable and some spare time would have to test with a multimeter to check the pinout. If that's not asking too much, of course.

@Patrick Wallek: It is, isn't it? Haha, all I know is that it had 10.20 installed the last time it ran. I was hoping to install 11i v1 (openpa.net says it runs, albeit unsupported), but I don't know if its 96MB of RAM are enough for that. Well, no cable, no console, and no console, no 10.20 or 11i, or anything else for that matter, consequently, no fun...