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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Feb 22 12:26:06 CST 2004

On Feb 22, 2004, at 12:17 PM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> A stream of electrons on the network once looked like:
>>> Indeed not... a drill and a big honkin flat head screwdriver are
>>> your friends in this case.
>> When I needed to get my SS1000 running I disassembled the powersupply
>> and pulled the keyswitch.  A local locksmith had no trouble cutting a
>> key that works very well on the 4-position lock.  Only $8-$12 and the
>> machine is not damaged in any way.
> The problem with trying to do that with RS/6000's is that IBM used 
> locks, which are "high security" keylocks, which I've been told you
> can't just go out and get blanks for. If you're lucky, you might get a
> generic that sorta-works, but I'm doubtful that you'll be able to get a
> replacement key that works without going through MEDCO.

   This is correct...Many Medeco blanks are "controlled".  I've had 
trouble with this before, in a non-computer-related context.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."     -Ed

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