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NASA saves Kepler space 'scope by turning it off and on again

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Re: If cycling power doesn't work...

<quote>As opposed to the Acorn Atom where the rule was take the back off and push all the chips back in </quote>

That sounds like the EXACT same problem my TRS-80 Model I suffered from. RAM chips slowly rising from the sockets. (TBH, I had also seen that same quirk in some broadcast telemetry equipment. The mfgrs 'solution' was to ty-wrap the chip in place.) I ended up solving that problem at the same time that 64K DRAM chips became available, yank out the old sockets, and solder the new chips in. Good bye trouble prone sockets.

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