Last updated: February 2016
Original Article Date, < September 22nd, 2014
In late 2010 or early 2011, not long ago, I had just gotten my free NEC Versa 2435CD. I was taking a look at the PC, and I eventually removed the BIOS chip from the machine. You might see where this is going already. I put it back in, but I put it back in the wrong way. I turned on the machine, and it just sat there, not booting. I checked the BIOS chip, and then I saw it...
...it was quite scary. So, I figured, hey, what happens if I flip it back in the right way around?
The machine booted.
These things really are more robust than most expect, I suppose.