-Any change made to an IBM machine which deviates from IBM's physical, mechanical, electrical or electronic design
(including microcode) whether or
not additional devices or parts are used.
interconnection to an IBM machine, at other than an IBM defined interface, of 1) an IBM machine, 2) non-IBM
machine, or 3) any other
interconnection to an IBM Machine at an IBM defined interface, if below the machine's external user interface or within
the machine's Specified
Operating Environment may also constitute an alteration.
-Use of genuine IBM parts is not an alteration.Supplier irrelevant.