2020-01-04, 10:13 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Professionals Annoyed By Entertainment
Anything after 2010 or so will probably prove pretty durable. Most of the hardware failures in the 2010s were caused by bad capacitors that were manufactured between 99 and 07 and were extremely popular due to low cost (which was attributed to the new tech used, which works quite well when they aren't defective). A large percentage of power supplies, motherboards, and video cards manufactured in that date range are doomed to fail catastrophically (not only are the effects of not having the capacitor usually not good, the failing cap leaks acid) because of this. A notable example that's likely to still be in use is the original Xbox console - all but the last hardware revision uses such a capacitor to store the date/time, so anyone with an OG console needs to open it up and pop the thing out.
Originally Posted by gomipile