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Old 11-30-2022, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Computers in storage for five years

Is the most likely culprit to be bad capacitors?
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Computers in storage for five years

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change the battery and try without the harddrive connected.

what computers anyway? - is this going to turn into a silly post about recapping everything on earth every couple of years?
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Default Re: Computers in storage for five years

What about ten years in the hot texas sun with internal temps reaching probably about 105F+ inside
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Default Re: Computers in storage for five years

As mentioned previously, change out more than likely the CR2032 battery.

Do not skimp on this battery. Name brand with a late expiration date has not led me wrong over the years.

Also what computer? Is it a IBM PC or Compat, Recent Apple Mac? Or is it an old TRS-80, C64,Atari 8 bit.

If its an old 8 bit computer more than likely the battery is not involved. (8088 IBM XT there was one for the date card/sometimes on the Main board)

If its a recent computer than the battery and standard PC Diagnostic to get it to post would go a long ways.

PC Diagnostics such as disconnect Hard Drive, reseat memory etc.

On the older 8 bit stuff its amazing what a Ultrasonic Cleaner, toothbrush, and IPA for a good cleaning will do. Still if traces are damaged that is a whole other game.

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