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If you thought the chip shortage was bad let me tell you about the capacitor plague

At the turn of the millennium many needlessly fretted over what might happen with the so-called Y2K ‘bug.’ Would the world, now dependent on computers for so much, come to a crunching halt due to a slightly modified date format? It wouldn’t, of course. The clock struck midnight on January 1st, 2000, and the ‘bug’ that was never truly a threat to anyone was proven to be little more than a sprinkle of scaremongering.

But it wouldn’t be long before a very real threat to computers surfaced: that which has since been dubbed the capacitor plague.

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