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
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In Boxes (106K)
Front of my PDP-8 ( 90K) Without Cover (102K)
CPU Side ( 88K) Without Cover (145K)
Memory Side Without Cover (121K)
Top Without Cover (150K)
Back ( 81K) Without Cover ( 91K)
Wirewrap Backplanes (171K)
Power Supply (189K)
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