Well tonight my Tinker computer died. The failure was some bad caps on the motherboard. I just finished reinstalling Linux and started to smell that typical smell of a electrolytic cap venting out the magic smoke. As far as I can tell everything else in the system is fine. I was able to turn it off fast enough before things went totally wrong. With a visual inspection I saw two caps had vented near the CPU. Typical 16v 330ouF caps. I could attempt to replace the caps but I don’t have any replacements let alone don’t want to dump cash into a super old computer.
I guess now I can finally break down and buy a Raspberry Pi.