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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:05 PM

7. Can you describe what the soldering iron was intended for?

My impression of hacking these machines is that it is generally done via software and data manipulation, not with internal hardware modification. I could see trying to facilitate a hacker by providing an external port that is artfully hidden. Other than that, anything that might be done to a motherboard short of replacing a BIOS chip is likely just going to render the machine useless. The pictured soldering iron looks like a Weller or other cheap Radio Shack special, nothing I'd use for serious work (20 years in electronics R&D).

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