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

meltie lists at microvax.org
Sun Feb 22 14:19:37 CST 2004

On Sunday 22 February 2004 17:17, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On Feb 22, 2004, at 11:03 AM, Jon 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.
> Locksmiths can not and will NOT cut a key for a Medeco security lock.
> I tried to no avail.

The key for my 11/750 has "DO NOT DUPLICATE" stamped on the tang, with a 
serial number on the back. It's type "Ace (C)" by Chicago Lock Company. 
I've always wondered if a locksmith would honour the key and i'd have to 
go to a really shady backstreet dealer to have a copy done..!


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