@autumnal Thanks for sharing! I too had a breakage moment when I was young, with my family's very expensive 486 computer.
I wanted to connect to local bulletin boards like my friend was, so my friend and I took it upon ourselves to install a spare modem in one of my computers free adapter slots. After we finished, when I powered up the machine, the results were beep codes and a black screen! Thankfully, the store that we bought it from exchanged it for a working one.
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