Should you correct production mistakes?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Aug 25 18:09:17 CDT 2010
On Wed, 25 Aug 2010, Tony Duell wrote:
> I could trivially desolder the IC, straighten the pin, and solder it back
> properly. But should I? What would others do?
If you care about the machine, of course!
I did on an IBM MDA board.
If you don't care about using the machine, and are collecting based on
resale value, rarity, provenance, then maybe not. Although such things do
NOT have the artificial rarity and inflated value that a misprinted stamp
does, if the computer has a particularly unique history, then it might be
worth saving for that - "Woz mis-soldered this chip" kind of crap. Since
"all science is either physics or stamp-collecting", which of those YOU
are doing, could determine whether repairs, or even modifications, are
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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