Q: We had a major computer failure (intermitent) that turned out to be a bad power supply ($5000 later).
A: That reminded me... Check for 50- or 60-Hz signals in analog circuits. You can pick up noise from nearby electrical circuits. Also, higher-frequency noise from switch-mode power supplies. I have uncovered ground loops that cause problems, too. If you don't check power first you can chase your tail for a long time.
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