I've only seen this one post, but I know pre production models of things can slip out for whatever reason. I had a computer once where the pcb had been manufactured with a fault, tend you can clearly see back then where the tracks had been manually cut and wires bridged the contacts to the right places, leaving the tracks as orphans. Likewise a number of Sinclair ZX Spectrums in the early days were made with known faulty ULA chips and a logic chip glued to the surface with its legs splayed and wired to make the circuit work. The first batch of Phillips CD100s the very first CD player on the market had quite a lot of wires cut tracks and components wired in odd ways inside it. I have to say that none of these what we might call bodges ever caused any trouble during the lives of the products. The CD100 is in fact still working, although its tendency to jump if a gnat walks across the floor shows it does not have the memory buffers in modern players. Brian
1 year ago
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