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'90s Tech Problems

42 Problems Today's Kids Will Never Experience

Source: Instagram user jenicaviolet

As great as '90s tech was, it definitely came with some problems. Getting kicked off AIM? Not cool. Here, check out the worst of the worst, and let us know if you suffered through any others.

  1. Having to get off the Internet because someone needed to make a phone call ("Mooom!")
  2. The VHS player eating your tape (same for audio cassettes)
  3. Trying to fix your N64 video games by blowing in them
  4. Leaving the floppy disk with all your homework at home
  5. Sitting by the radio all day to record your favorite song on tape
  6. Only having one photo left on your disposable camera
  7. Brainstorming a rEaLlY cOoL AIM name
  8. Not watching the Disney Channel or MTV because you didn't have satellite or cable
  9. Calling your crush and his/her parents answering the phone

  10. Source: Instagram user mr_tobi23

  11. Rewinding a Blockbuster movie because the previous person wasn't very thoughtful
  12. Your favorite CD not coming with a booklet with song lyrics
  13. Owning a Discman with no skip protection
  14. Having to start an N64 game all over again because someone tripped on the cords
  15. Not being able to figure out three-way calling
  16. Getting a scratch on your favorite CD
  17. No moves left in Solitaire
  18. Not knowing how good or bad your photos would be when they were developed
  19. The Tamagotchi's buttons not working and your pet dying as a result

  20. Source: Instagram user brittanycasile

  21. Trying to use a fax machine
  22. Choosing which color to use for your AIM profile
  23. Getting to the TV Guide Channel after your favorite channel had passed and having to wait until it scrolled back again
  24. Breaking the tape deck in your mom's car
  25. Taking forever to find any program through the Windows 95 Start button
  26. Getting dysentery on the Oregon Trail
  27. Losing your Encarta CD right before a school project.
  28. Your computer freezing every time you used the Kid Pix stampinator
  29. Not being able to turn off predictive text on your Nokia 3210
  30. Losing your CD wallet full of your favorite jams :(

  31. Source: Instagram user jeffamador

  32. Waiting 90 hours to download something from Netscape Navigator
  33. Getting a square piece when you needed a long piece in Tetris
  34. Accidentally walking across grass on Pokémon and being challenged to a duel
  35. Running out of Game Boy batteries and stealing ones from the TV remote
  36. Using a pen to rewind your cassette
  37. Not being able to go online because you ran out of free AOL CDs
  38. Making short cell phone calls because only the first minute was free
  39. Hearing this dial-up sound when you were trying to get online

  40. Source: Youtube user RetroHead92

  41. Hearing busy tones for everything — the modem, the phone
  42. Using two VHS tapes for Titanic because it was so long
  43. Not being able to open the plastic wrapping on CDs
  44. Waiting one hour for film to develop
  45. Seeing a printer error on your Game Boy camera
  46. Y2K
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