>So we'd need a dump of the HDD, any optical discs, the motherboard BIOS, and the video BIOS. Not really an easy turnkey operation.
Hmm, in general, I'm guessing when you guys dump something of that nature, you have the cabinet there.
It never hurts to ask the guy... I just want to "know what I'm talking about" when I ask.
Should he agree to letting the dumpsters get ahold of his machine for a while... Smit, does the Dumping Union cover roundtrip shipping of the cab to you and back if the guy is amenable to preserving the code? Since I'm the one ponying up this idea, I'd be willing to kick in some to defray the expense as well.