Accessing an old AS/400 machine

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Hello, we got an old AS/400 machine (type 9401) that has not been powered on in several years. I have no clue on where to start to access it. Any ideas?


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Years ago.  I erased a system value, which is turn disabled every user on the system. Even  Qsecofr. 
I believe what IBM recommended was setting up a system console, directly attached to the AS400. 
Power it up. 
Enter Qsecofr for the user name and Qsecofr for the password.  It was something that simple.  Hope this helps.

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  • ToddN2000
    What model is it? Is it an AS/400 or an i-Series or the newer Power model. They all vary from control panel codes. Do you know what release the machine has installed? If you purchased this on the secondary market is there a guarantee that the unit is still functional?
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  • dino007
    Years ago. I erased a system value, which is turn disabled every user on the system. Even Qsecofr.
    I believe what IBM recommended was setting up a system console, directly attached to the AS400.
    Power it up.
    Enter Qsecofr for the user name and Qsecofr for the password. It was something that simple. Hope this helps.
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  • ToddN2000
    I would check with the vendor that sold you the unit. Like the other poster mentions the password could be an issue. It depends if it was refurbished to factory standards or somebody's old system. The password is key. You will need a direct console connection as the network wont be configured for your environment yet.
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  • MikayCiv
    Thanks for the responses. It's actually somebody's old system (AS/400 eSeries), it was stored and long forgotten until they gave it to us so we could upgrade our DB2 development environment. In this scenario getting additional information is almost impossible.

    Following your suggestion my first step has been ordering an Operation Console Cable. After reading the docs seems like setting up the console is easy task, I will update with further info once this is done.

    Thanks again for your help.

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