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Relating to the degradation of components in a retrocomputer.

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In what ways is DRAM likely to fail?

A ZX Spectrum is likely to lose the same bit of every memory address if a single DRAM chip fails completely. However, if a DRAM chip partially fails, this could cause... interesting issues, ...
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When or should we expect our 8-bit motherboards to fail due to the capacitors?

I would assume that most people who have been trying to keep these old micros working are well aware of the finite life of components, which is the idea that age will eventually cause things to fail. ...