The Geneve 9640 is a fragile computer but it is not made out of crystal :-)
I think that if people like to use very old computers, they must have a minimal tools set to make a bare minimum in maintenance or repairs. This set must at least contain a good soldering iron, desoldering pump, desoldering wick and multimeter. Without spending a lot of money, we find good quality item. Then, it is necessery to learn the good maner for using them. Learning is not difficult.
Because, we have to accept that all these old materials have, and since a long time, exceeded their life time envisaged by their manufacturer. They are 30 years old or more. To keep them alive, to continue to use them, that must include a good maintenance.
In addition, a hurried work, avoiding a preventive maintenance could permit to quickly enjoy of the material but it never offers a lasting usage. Old computers are a fantastic hobby, they offer so many nostalgic pleasures. There is no rush, we must take our time :-)
Edited by fabrice montupet, Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 AM.