Getting an ibm as/400

Matt Patoray mspproductions at
Tue Apr 12 13:51:37 CDT 2016


I do believe Connor is on here. I will say this the IBM Mainframes and the
Large AS/400's are quite different. If you can get a picture of the front
plate where it says AS/400 there will be the model nuimber under that and
we can figure out what you have from that.

Once you have that info, we can have a better idea what you are in for :)
As such can help you accordingly.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 2:09 PM, devin davison <lyokoboy0 at> wrote:

> A local recycling center called me and said they are to pick up an ibm
> as/400 mainframe from a working environment. I left a deposit and am
> scheduled to go pick it up in the next day or so.
> I am not even sure of what all it comes with or what can be run on the
> machine. Any advice in advance on what to expect?
> I realize there are a ton of different as/400 models, they were not very
> descript on the phone, so i have no way of knowing till i go pick it up
> what exactly it is or what it comes with.
> I rushed on dropping a deposit on the thing. The other guy at the place is
> notorious for ripping boards with shiny chips out and trying to pass off
> the dismantled machine to me. I asked for a picture of the thing on site
> before it is moved. If it is not all there I am not purchasing it.
> From the description it sounds like it comes with some terminals and
> printers too. could be interesting.
> Is the guy that put the ibm mainframe in his basement on the list? ive been
> wanting to talk to him.
> --Devin

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