@Yahiko @Aznorth Specifically the power switch from the original IBM PC 5150 from 1981.

@thomasfuchs @Yahiko @Aznorth
I had a IBM PS/2 from a few years later that had a similar looking switch in the front of the machine. It did a distinct 'POIINNG' along with the switching because it was basically a lever actuating on a long metal rod attached to the real switch on the PSU at the back of the machine :-)

@thomasfuchs also needs the sound of a ST-251/277R grinding to life and spinning up

@bhtooefr "grinding" is accurate wrt to how these old harddisks are failing left and right

@thomasfuchs i have equal respect for the satisfying TAK of y'old and the subtle *clicky* of today's boxes.

@thomasfuchs God damn, the click alone of that switch is so satisfying.

@thomasfuchs I'm gonna need to salvage one of these old thins for my print cleaner, the tactile feedback is even better than the sound <3

@hypolite @thomasfuchs I know solid state hardware is faster and more efficient but darnit I miss the sheer tactileness of electromechanical computer hardware.

@hypolite @thomasfuchs ... plus the sound and feel of the first keyclicks on an RS/6000 Keyboard (click...zoing!).

@thomasfuchs Hear it? No. But I sure have used that switch a lot of times. It's a switch on the original IBM PC, no? But wasn't the same switch used on other machines around the same time?

@thomasfuchs SGI Power Supplies produce a distinct starting sound, but this?

The fan may be noisy, but the disk drives will usually drown the fan.

That time far in the past when things were built like tanks to last, and gave a satisfying feeling when operated.

Also, recessed so you don't flip it by accident. Well thought out.

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