Is it true that turned off PCs get older/broken if its turned off for too long?

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Is it true that turned off PCs get older/broken if its turned off for too long?

#1 Post by Deion Adel » 10 Jun 2021, 05:44

:D Thanks to technology I became more paranoid every day, is it true that turned-off computers can get older in terms of lifespan or gets a break in some way if they are stay turned off for too long time? I always thought the dust and overheating are the enemies.

I've seen this saying "The Best" capacitors are Tantalum capacitors ( or Columbium, or Niobium) but after a few months, the oxide leaks and the capacitors will rebuild that oxide on the next power-up. Hermetically sealed means unaffected by outside but they explode violently. (Source: Tantalum capacitor) Mechanical things like fans and drives deteriorate. IRS has a cyclical use of old computers; in a quiet vibration-free storage area the smooth hard drive heads would weld themselves to the disc.

Is this saying true? So is it true that turned-off computers can get older in terms of lifespan or gets a break in some way if they are stay turned off for too long time?

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