@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 can *feel* that picture. So satisfying.

@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

@thomasfuchs *clunk* *CRT degaussing* *BIP* *HDD scratches* *2x CD-ROM spinning intensifies*

@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.

@thomasfuchs
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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