old(ish) computers for sale

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Sun Dec 6 09:04:38 1998

CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com wrote:
> >the disks and he gave me one, a Maxtor. I had it on a pc, laying
> >on top of a table and one day it went "BLAM!" like someone set
> >off a firecracker, and the pc shut down. Turned power off/on and it
> >came right back like nothing had happened! Turned out to be
> <a reversed biased diode across the power lines let got - nothing
> >important.
> Ah - you got one of those special NED's (Noise Emitting Diodes),
> I see.

Some people have all the luck -- I've never seen (or heard) a
noise-emitting diode. Lots of smoke-emitting diodes and
light-emitting resistors in the past, however. And of course the
occasional glop-emitting capacitor.
Ward Griffiths <mailto:gram_at_cnct.com> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
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Received on Sun Dec 06 1998 - 09:04:38 GMT

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