I say don't mess with old hardware.
But you always say that Yet you are here in the forums that are pretty much dedicated to doing just that. Just sayin'
It's all old hardware sometime. All of the vintage game consoles that people collect and cherish here on AA...old hardware. The carts...old hardware. Hell, even my "new" hardware (like the Z97 Intel based system) I built two years ago is "old hardware". I guess to really be safe you can not deal with any hardware at all...or always run on bleeding edge hardware and emulate everything. But then those posts would have to go in a "Emulated Classic Computing" forum.
I don't mean to be rough...just being straight. This might not be the best thread to point it out, but I have to point it out somewhere. If I were looking for assistance getting back into something I loved from the past and I got a "don't bother, not worth it" response I would be quite disappointed. Granted you usually follow it up with very useful information, but I just don't understand the rational of posting in forums dedicated to a topic and denouncing that very thing. Again, no hate here, just being brutally honest.
I don't think it would sit nicely with people in the 2600 forums for example if they were told not to bother restoring their Atari 2600 (or hunting one down) because it was old antiquated dying hardware and just to use the Stella emulator instead...if you catch by drift
I hope you don't take offense to what I have just said as it is not my intention to cause a stir. It just appears that nearly every post in every thread in these forums regarding working on vintage computers has a post from you saying not to do it, waste of time, money pit, worthless, dying hardware, etc. Again, just speaking as I see it.
And to the original post starter, sorry it had to be YOUR thread to voice my opinion but I feel it had to be done.
Edited by eightbit, Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:02 PM.