We have a Risc model 500 in our facility in Mexico that IBM just cancelled the maintenance contract on supposedly because of parts obsolescence. It will likely be the first AS/400 we replace this year specifically out of those concerns. Maybe that's just Mexico, since they have very restrictive import rules. I.e., I'm told, we can't just ship a replacement part down to our Mexican facility. --- Alan Jeffries <email@example.com> wrote: > Firstly apologies for any puns! > > We have a model 9406-300 about 5 years old in our Rio > office. It is still doing it's job and has not run out > of capacity and nor is it likely to. We have business > plans to replace this by merging it with our US office > in the last quarter of the year. We have IBM > maintenance and we just suffered a disc crash which > was repaired. > > Do we face any risks like spare part shortages by > staying on this model until it is replaced or should > we spend a relatively large amount for a short time > and go to RISC (170 or similar)? > > The current machine has 32mb memory, 4x 6606 2gb > drives and a 2gb streamer tape. > > I would very much appreciate the list's comments. > > Alan Jeffries, > IT Manager, > BMG Music Publishing Worldwide, > London. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - Buy the things you want at great prices. http://auctions.yahoo.com/ +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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