Reply to post: Re: I need a cooling hammer!

BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

Andy A

Re: I need a cooling hammer!

At the mainframe site where I started work half a century ago, the site engineers had a claw hammer with the text "CPU REPAIR TOOL" cut into the handle.

If there was ever an intermittent fault without obvious cause, the back panel was removed from the CPU, then the hammer was run along the exposed board edges. This reseated all the boards in seconds, and all was good for another couple of months.

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