There are three ways that you can determine the exact seven digit model number of an IBM Aptiva PC:
(1) The tag on the PC's tower/case
All Aptivas come with a small tag affixed to the tower/case that identifies
both the model and serial number of the unit. Even if the PC is not running
you can get this information from this tag.
IBM locates this tag in different locations on different models. If you cannot
find the tag but you know your four digit machine type you can use the table
below to determine exactly where the tag is on your PC
If you don't know what machine type you have you can either browse through
the illustrations provided and try to identify it or use the alternate methods (2)
and/or (3) below.
(2) Model Information in the system's Setup Utility
Tags can become faded or be removed, but your BIOS is forever
(at least one hopes it will be). Both model and serial numbers can
be found in the system's CMOS/Setup Utility:
While serial number is not given, the fastest and easiest way to
determine model number (assuming the PC is up and running)
is via System Properties in Windows 95 or 98.
© Don Schneider, 2003