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Re: What is your weirdest troubleshooting experience when dealing with retro computers/hardware?

Ha, that sounds familiar! A friend of mine wanted to repair his €1000+ high-end SACD player from Sony, he ordered a rather expensive laser assembly and it didn't work. He got another one and it didn't work either. He junked the whole lot (including the player itself) and a couple of days later …

Re: What is your weirdest troubleshooting experience when dealing with retro computers/hardware?

When I briefly worked at a janky computer repair shop in the early 2000s, I was tasked to sort out someone's gaming rig that wouldn't boot. Nothing visibly wrong with it, but the motherboard was screaming that the processor was missing. Well it's clearly under the heat sink, so let's look at it. I …

What retro activity did you get up to today?

Oh come now, China will surely cook up Kung Flu 2: Electric Boogaloo, and you won't have to worry about mass species extinction due to drastic changes in ocean surface temperatures and inland aridity arising from this. But seriously, China, Pakistan, and India dump more garbage into the land, sea, …

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