R: Getting an ibm as/400

supervinx supervinx at libero.it
Tue Apr 12 13:58:12 CDT 2016

Check cards and get all the cables. They are somewhat hard to find if you miss something...

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Da: devin davison <lyokoboy0 at gmail.com> 
Data:12/04/2016  20:09  (GMT+01:00) 
A: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 
Oggetto: Getting an ibm as/400 

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.


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