> Should the unthinkable happen - the AS/400's are destroyed in transit -
> I have heard that it is technically possible for IBM to change the
> serial number in another machine (we have a couple spares here) to the
> serial number of the existing machines.  Can anyone confirm this?  (I
> believe I read this is stored in the control panel area).

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: I once accidentally did so myself, by a method I will not
reveal (and which I have gone out of my way to forget!)

--
JHHL



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