Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place. (183 Views)
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Matt Johnston
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Registered: ‎02-09-2001
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HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

Ok, here's the deal.. I've got an HP 3000 (model 922LX) sitting here. It powers on, checks the (four) disks, and seems to be working. However, I cannot seem to get a login prompt on the local console port. I'm curious as to what serial settings I should be using, and whether I should be using a straight-through or null-model cable? (BTW, I'm using QCTerm on a windows 95 PC for terminal emulation). Also, I noticed that if the key on the front is in the 1 position, I get a lot of gibberish spewed out when I try to connect with a straight-through cable, but nothing when it's in the 2 position.

Anyway, any suggestions anyone can give me will be appreciated. I bought this thing for 10 bucks at an auction, so I really am no expert when it comes to these beasts, I just bought it to play with.
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paul courry
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Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

Hmmmmmm

If the 922 has a display on the box and it reads C440 then you need to hit Ctrl B then type in CO and press return.

The default values for talking to the box are 9600, 8, none, 1.

QCTerm is not guaranteed to talk to serve as a console, only a dumb terminal is.

Cut and try. YMMV.
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Kwan Fong, Emile
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Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

HP3000 Serie 922:

KeyPosition at 1: DC power ON, Control-B enabled, system status display enabled.

KeyPosition at 2: DC power ON, Control-B disabled.

Set the Key at position#1.

The console port is, like Paul stated, a DB25 female with serial default configuration (Xon/Xoff, 9600, 8, None, 1).

PC is not supported as the master console (it does not mean it won't work); HP recommends a dump terminal 2392A or 700/9x.

You can try with the PC; the cable pinout should be the following:

PC s922
Serial Console
Port Port
DB9 DB25
Female Male
-----------------
3----------->2 (TD) Transmit Data
2<-----------3 (RD) Receive Data
5------------7 (SGND) Signal Ground


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Kwan Fong, Emile
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Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

Sorry for the cable pinout formatting:

PC----------s922

3----------->2 (TD) Transmit Data
2<-----------3 (RD) Receive Data
5------------7 (SGND) Signal Ground




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Bart Guthrie
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Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

Matt, almost a year to the day you posted your message...I'm in the same boat as you are. Have you been able to make use of the 3000 922LX? I recently came upon a system with some hard drives, a monitor, keyboard and that's about it. I'm wondering if it's worth my while trying to understand the system and if it will be too challenging to find cables (I have no cables to connect the drives or monitor). Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Bart Guthrie
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harry d brown jr
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Re: HP 3000 question... not sure if this is the right place.

here's some documentation:

http://docs.hp.com/mpeix/onlinedocs/32650-90854/32650-90854_top.html

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