This is my Mom’s busted modem. It got into an argument with a thunder storm.
The storm won. See the hole blown out the top of the modem chip?
I put together one of those Shuttle computers for Mom about a year ago. It’s a miniature desktop PCs. Cute little guy.
Well, somehow — don’t laugh at me, or I swear I’ll stop typing! — I forgot to protect it with a surge protector. They live in Missouri, the middle of tornado alley and all those Midwest storm cells. What in the world was I thinking?
Had to gut the thing: new CPU, memory, motherboard, and… ahem, modem. Thankfully her hard drive was still intact! Oh, and this time a surge protector!