In the late 1990s, I took a college class in computer hardware repair. It was one of the useful classes I’ve ever taken. Because of that class, for years, I’ve been able to work on my own computers. I have saved money adding my own hard drives and upgrading memory rather than hiring someone else to do it.
I took this picture today of the computer repair kit that I bought at RadioShack (remember them?) around the time I took the course. I’ve been using the same tools for 20 years now.
Here is what the case looks like zipped:
Here is what the contents of the case look like – notice that you can still see the instruction sheet in the kit. The object in the right-hand corner is a fold up magnifying glass.
Lots of fun memories here.
I think I had one of those–or similar! I put together my own PC back in the 90s, although I doubt I could do it now. I vaguely recall updating to 1MB (! and $) of memory on a Tandy back in the 80s too, so I could play certain games.