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Scanned MicroVAX 3500 Documentation

I have scanned all MicroVAX 3500 documentation available to me that does not appear to be available elsewhere on the internet. That documentation is being made available from this page.


All documents currently here were scanned using an HP ScanJet 5200C USB scanner. This did take quite a while as the scanner isnt terribly fast and lacks an automatic sheet feeder. Yes - I did place every single page on the scanners glass myself. It took a few hours. I dont plan on doing it again anytime soon.

The scanning software used was scanimage from the SANE Project on Kubuntu Linux 8.04.

The actual documentation came in a ring binder with my second MicroVAX 3500. A picture of the ring binder may be found below.
[Manual front cover]


The documents were scanned using scanimage in batch mode at 600dpi in lineart mode. The image format was TIFF and the size was 180x230mm. The exact command was:

scanimage --format=tiff --batch=page%d.tiff --batch-prompt -p -x 180 -y 230 --mode lineart --resolution 600

The images were then converted to lossless Group 4 fax compression (ITU-T recommendation T.6) and put in a PDF file using Eric Smith's tumble.


Tab Name Order Number Title Size
Installation EK-O27AB-IN-002 MicroVAX 3500/VAXserver 3500 Installation 2MB
Operation EK-O28AB-OM-002 MicroVAX 3500/VAXserver 3500 Operation 4.17MB
Troubleshooting and Diagnostics EK-O19AA-SG-001 MicroVAX Troubleshooting and Diagnostics 2.53MB
Technical Information EK-O30AB-IS-002 MicroVAX 3500/VAXserver 3500 Technical Information 4.52MB
Site Preparation EK-239AA-SP-001 MicroVAX Site Preparation 1.35MB
Customer Services EK-238AA-MS-001 MicroVAX Customer Services 1.68MB
rtVAX Addenda EK-226AA-AD-001 MicroVAX 3500/VAXserver 3500 Addenda to MicroVAX 3500/VAXserver 3500 Customer Hardware Information 213KB

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