021228 And in the END...
Awful story reported to MCA forum in Japan.
A guy wanted to restore his 5530-LXC which had been under his
desk unplugged for years. He could not locate
associated Ref/Diag diskettes unfortunately. 30-L is not
an IML machine nor doesn't have service partition.
He asked service shops called PC DOCK to buy diskettes. ( I once
bought ref/diags for most of all 486 systems
there ). Two of such shops refused to sell the floppies due
to license issue.
Then he phoned to PC Dock support center held by the JP Blue.
The answer he got;
"That system is no more listed
as a product to be supported, support center will not sell any ref/diag
"Is there any other way
that I can get ref/diag diskettes ?"
Then he asked to the PS/55 message bulletin board for the diskettes.
Made disk images and taught him url to D/L what he wanted.
Awful story. Isn't it ?
Seems IBM Japan doesn't want us to use their good old PS/55s.
Is the Small Blue Japan an exterminator killing it's own products?
I may keep rockin' with my MCA systems. But how long....
Still Crazy Top