[rescue] Serial console on IBM RS/6000 250?

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Feb 21 12:02:27 CST 2004

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Carl R. Friend wrote:

> > The lock is in the "normal" position, and I don't have the key.
>    Oh, my.  I'm not going to say, "You're done for", but things
> don't look terribly good at this point.  Can you get the lid off
> the thing without completely mangling it?

A 250 is one of the few models where you can get the case apart in the
normal position through sufficient man-handling without destroying the
case.  Anyone who can destroy the outer shell of a 250 with his bare
hands probably needs to not be working with computers. :)

Keyswitches show up on eBay every once in a while, too.

> If so, you should be able to jumper around the lockswitch to put the
> machine into service mode.

I believe that's pretty easy, even if it requires a bit of

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