Here’s a fun video from YouTube user BritishTechLive – he booked an appointment at his local Apple store’s Genius Bar and took a ~30-year-old Mac SE in for repairs. It actually needed some tending to, and the technicians on hand were glad to lend a diffusing-bomb hand:
During the video the narrator mentions ‘stiction’ which I was previously unaware of. It sounds like a portmanteau of ‘stuck’ and ‘friction’ – especially given his narration and suggested solution: shake your hard drive. This is because the hard drive is essentially stuck, and it turns out this is a frequent hardware bug of this era:
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