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Major Classification Hardware
Manufacturer Data General
Model MV8000
Type Processor
Description MV8000 Processor cabinet
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MV8000 with all panels

Rear-panel is complete with hinges & working latch

Panels removed

Top panel removed

Card Cage

Top - Floppy drive and floppy drive controller

Top view from LHS

Top view from RHS

Rear View

Back Plane close up

Small rack mounting box - Mux perhaps ?

Rear view

more close ups

Terminal I/O break out boxes ?

Terminal I/O assignments ? Inside back door of cab
See Also Item(s)
  • Set of two Reel to Reel tape drives
  • Top loading removeable disk drive
  • Disk Drive cabinet for MV 10000 (set of 3 drives)
  • Top loading tape drive
  • Comments I was talking to a technician called Dan Reagan at a computer swap meet and telling him I would like to add more DG machines to my collection that currently consisted of an Eclipse S140.

    He told me that he had seen a large number of machines at Broughton and Broughton auctioneers in Midland.

    Rather than attempting to bid on these myself, I informed my contact at Resource Recycling who bought the lot.

    I then bought a number of cabinets and machines off him.

    It all turned out to be much more expensive that I had hoped and the transport also added to the bill.

    One of the items was this MV 8000 processor.

    It appears to be in good condition apart from some oxidation on the aluminium body of the 8 inch floppy drive.

    Also, some of the door hinges are missing which is why the door panels in the photograph are propped up with packers.

    These are simple mechanisms that could easily be refabricated.

    There are some dents in the side panels.

    All the panels could obviously do with a good clean. The brown stripes and areas are residual from using brown packing tape. This can be removed using mineral turpentine.

    All panels are designed to be hinged with a door action - some of the (hidden) latches are broken.

    All of the battery backup cells were removed to prevent spoilage - I may have one sample cell left.

    Possibly associated with this cabinet is a small rack mounting device which I assume is a facility to power up a couple of boards outside the processor cabinet.

    I am guessing that it is some kind of Mux.

    Also included are two terminal I/O breakout boxes which I assume are cabled to the mux.

    I am unsure if these items belong to the MV 8000 or the MV 10000 (see other description)

    I cannot recall at this stage if I have any cabling.

    Boards found in the main card cage:

    # Card
    51 005 16774
    50
    49
    48
    47
    46
    45 005 16079 10
    44 005 11975 04
    43 005 17374 02
    42
    41
    40
    39
    38
    37
    36
    35 005 8584 39
    34 005 22197 05
    33
    32 005 5799 21
    31 005 15586 03
    30 005 20710 00
    29 005 12834 15
    28 005 17471 03
    27 005 12844 15
    26 005 12842 25
    25 005 16601 10
    24 005 15677 18
    23 005 12843 12
    22 005 12840 03
    21 005 17667 05
    20 005 17667 04
    19 005 17667 04
    18 005 17667 05
    17 005 17667 04
    16 005 17687 05
    14
    13
    12
    11 005 12818 30
    07 005 12819 24
    03 005 13771 15

    Owned By Tony Epton
    Acquired From Resource Recycling 1/1/98