I recently had a similar experience with an Altair 8800b. When I first
got the machine I disconnected the power supply to check the voltages.
When everything checked out, I reconnected everything and flipped the switch to a loud POP and smoke billowing out from the front panel. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent the smoke from getting out
I want to thank Cameron for the story and for the photo.
Cameron Cooper is a big time vintage computer aficionado.
He also has an original Apple II Serial # 133
Talk about dedication.. I have to say, I highly recommend checking out his blog.
Again Mr. Cooper.. Thank you for the story and thank you for your blog. I hope to see more updates soon.