IBM part numbers

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Fri Jul 4 19:06:23 1997

> << Does anyone know of any listing or directory of IBM top level part
> numbers? Every so often I come across a whatzit from IBM that only has a
> little aluminum square with "IBM" and a four digit number. A listing
> would be very handy.
> >>
> I have access to all IBM FRU numbers, which will always tell you what you
> have; NNLNNNN where n=number and l=letter but that four digit number means
> nothing AFAIK.

The FRUs look to be somewhat organized, probably in a typical
megacomplicated IBM fashion. What I am looking for is a directory of
the numbers the customers see on the outside of their machines - 5150 on
an PC/XT, 7015 on an RS/6000, 8228 on a Token Ring thing, etc. For
example, I just saw an 3089 - a big blue box that could easily crush a
Volkswagen. What is it? I have my guesses (3081 or 3090 dofunny

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Jul 04 1997 - 19:06:23 BST

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