What Happened to the Computer Reset Warehouse?

What Happened to the Computer Reset Warehouse?

Exploring a MASSIVE retro computer warehouse, part 2! Revisiting Computer Reset in Dallas to see what’s changed, how much remains, and experience some of their weekend events. And yep, groups of folks are still being let inside, so it’s not too late to visit before they shut down later in 2022!

● Here’s the group to join for scheduling/info on weekend events:

● LGR links:


● Other pertinent links:
The First Visit to Computer Reset

Flyby2 Screensaver Blerb

Andy’s Tetris for DOS/QBasic

● Music licensed from Epidemic Sound:

00:00 Computer Reset Part 2!
02:14 Some Context and Setup
07:24 Tour of the Warehouse
26:44 Weekend Events!
37:14 In Conclusion…

#LGR #Retro #Computers


  1. That Guy on April 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Interesting. There are still a few items of use. The old mechanical keyboards are still in demand, especially the IBM model M. The server rack could still be used to install modern hardware into. I doubt the spacing has changed. The monitors are basically useless, other than for a museum.

    When the LCD monitors first came out I had no interest. They were small, expensive, had low refresh rates, and the back lights often failed. Monitors have come a loooooong way in the past 20 years.

  2. Procrastinator on April 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Literally a gold mine, build a good recovery machine, and collect all the gold!

  3. misturchips on April 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

    I still run a P-III 1-gig at the office as my personal Linux server… it quietly grinds away daily as a file server, a CCTV motiondetection / webserver, and it even plays sounds with specific events! sips power, and just works!

  4. Stephen Ball on April 21, 2022 at 10:15 am

    I live only about an hour away from this place. I have several early Tandy computers, and would like to get at least one model 4, and one model 16 working – preferably all of them to sell them on eBay. I also have a good amount of TRS-80 software and manuals. I am looking to divest myself of all of it, just keeping a 4 and a 16 and any programming-related software (COBOL, Assembly, etc.).

    After stumbling across your video of your first visit, I had some slim hope that they might have TRS-80 systems/parts I could use – but I saw no Tandy (non-PC) stuff in this more recent video. If you (or any other visitor) saw any unclaimed TRS-80 I/II/III/IV/16 parts/systems that didn’t make this video, please tell me and I will make the drive.

  5. Beefsticks Wellington on April 21, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Let it be recorded for all history; look but do not touch the big Wang.

  6. Ping on April 21, 2022 at 10:16 am

    The sheer volume of stuff is incredible. 😵😵

  7. Tyler Barnes on April 21, 2022 at 10:17 am

    I had no idea… My whole life I’ve lived here in Dallas. And now they are almost done! lol.

  8. Sniff Heinkel on April 21, 2022 at 10:18 am

    There’s a place like this in Cornelius, Oregon called Computer Drive Connection. I bought 3 Dell Optiplex desktop computers from them. I love finding places like that.

  9. PinnacIeSaint on April 21, 2022 at 10:18 am

    For me I’d love to get one or some of those Server Racks. But I imagine all of that is gone by now.

  10. Matt Blatchley on April 21, 2022 at 10:21 am

    very sad to hear that the gentleman who created this repository has passed away…I hope he knew and his family knows that he made a difference in a very unique way…

  11. Kira Slith on April 21, 2022 at 10:21 am

    I should see what I can do about going there myself, Mid 90s early 00s is my personal era for "classic computing", if that’s what’s mostly there now, it’s the perfect time for me to strike.

  12. Tigrou7777 on April 21, 2022 at 10:22 am

    29:17 Dremel Massacre II – The revenge

  13. A W on April 21, 2022 at 10:22 am

    I would commit massive crimes to be able to pick through there

  14. Crokto on April 21, 2022 at 10:22 am

    feel bad that im nowhere near there – woulda loved to volunteer on this cleanup. looked like an archaelogical dig

  15. Populier Vogel on April 21, 2022 at 10:24 am

    23:46 That is an Apple 1, those are worth something.

  16. Clarissa 1986 on April 21, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Makes me smile so much, that so many people actually still appreciate old technology 🙂
    To see all those people moving around there and picking stuff, made me happy 🙂
    And seeing 8-Bit Guy completely unexpected, made me laugh xD

  17. Johnny Carcinogen on April 21, 2022 at 10:26 am

    "Masks are required over your mouth and nose at all times."

    Kevin here doing more for public health in about 3 & 1/2 seconds than literally any governor in the last two years!

  18. Michael O'Hara on April 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Re the IBM 3290 has plasma displays, is there any kind of adapter, emulator, or whatnot that could let one use these today with Mac OS, Windows, Linux, or other? I know, no GUI but if it could be used for command line terminal …

  19. PAUL FREDRICK - KEG on April 21, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Hording is a disease.

  20. Snow Rabbit on April 21, 2022 at 10:30 am

    lol.. I’ve found a pallet full of Vodoo2/3 cards 😂 brand new in box.. at a different warehouse.

  21. CHRISMENENDEZ on April 21, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Let’s be honest. A lot of stuff (specially the ones you said were hauled-off that Sunday) ended up on eBay. Sure, a lot of folks actually provided a new home for obsolete electronics, either bought from next-to-nothing from the warehouse itself, or for several times that price on eBay, but most of the stuff that didn’t work at all (which I’m sure there was plenty of) or that ended-up being worthless to everybody, surely ended-up polluting the environment in a landfill somewhere in Kenya. Companies should be held accountable for the products they make once they’re no longer useful to anybody, and the tons of stuff in that warehouse is just one proof that it’s a big problem that’s slowly becoming unsustainable.

  22. Gerard Kean on April 21, 2022 at 10:35 am

    29:45 wow the orange

  23. Stalled Snake on April 21, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Makes me sad knowing that I’ll never experience something like this because I’m too young to drive

  24. Anna on April 21, 2022 at 10:37 am

    I really enjoyed this video. It feels like a lot of tiny pieces of history have been put into one building. It reminds me of the computer parts my dad used to store in the closet to fix our computers.

  25. CARL iCON on April 21, 2022 at 10:37 am

    awesome documentary, thanks for sharing this for all of us that will never make it down there-btw the 8-bit guy cameo with dremel & paperclip was priceless

  26. coolbreeze_fpv on April 21, 2022 at 10:40 am

    get 4 of those pollock executive chairs and you multiplied your entry fee many many times

  27. MaryANytowl on April 21, 2022 at 10:41 am

    I am so very glad that so much stuff has been saved from the landfill! I do hope that, once they choose to shut it down, they will RECYCLE all of what’s left, instead of pitching into the landfill. All of that can absolutely be ♻️ ♻️ recycled!! ♻️ ♻️

  28. Bob Vines on April 21, 2022 at 10:41 am

    I was able to visit a similar warehouse in central Florida twice in, I guess, mid-to-late 200x. It was at least the size of the Computer Reset’s "actual warehouse," maybe a bit larger, but was 100% DEC equipment from the late ’60s through the ’90s. I was in awe of the amount of hardware the owner had (he was a retired DEC Field Service Engineer) stuffed in there. My first visit was to pick up a birthday present my wife had surprised me with – a PDP-8/E, RK05, and a 6-foot rack for them. That was the first 110-pound "hard drive" unit that I ever lifted! He had warehouse shelving racks/units literally full of modules (i.e., boards) for the different DEC systems. "Tri-walls" (the large triple-thick cardboard boxes approximately 4x4x4-ft attached to pallets packed full of piles of cables (required to interconnect systems) and stuff I couldn’t climb to were everywhere. If he hadn’t been ~3-hours away (one-way drive), I would have gone back many times to help him sort things out because at that point he really didn’t know everything he had in there. A few years later he sold the warehouse contents and retired again, but I never found out what happened to everything because his email went silent after that. I think that PDP-8 and (primarily) PDP-11 & VAX users/collectors would be climbing over each other to crawl through the place now like it was when I saw it back then.

  29. captain_shinybeek on April 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    if i had the means and know how i would take one of those old chunky thinkpads and put the guts of a m1 mac mini inside and upgrade the monitor to an oled.

  30. Ten Minute Tokyo 2 on April 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    There was a place like this in San Jose called Weird Stuff Warehouse.

  31. P.R. on April 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    I wish here in switzerland we would have more of the old retro stuff. It is even diffucult to find an old console in a thrift store while i hear that in america you can dumbster dive games, consoles, pc…. everything. And of course find more in the shops. I would like to collect old retro stuff but it is only possible when you have a lot of money to spare.

  32. H76 Pro on April 21, 2022 at 10:46 am

    I wish I lived there! I would buy some stuff!

  33. Master Basser on April 21, 2022 at 10:46 am

    that must be one massive and expensive building. would be cool to have the building itself honestly

  34. Milanor S on April 21, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Really happy to know that most of the stuff will have it’s owner eventually.

  35. Tokyo Channel on April 21, 2022 at 10:47 am

    I heard your first computer had an AMD K6, lol so did mine!

  36. Dmitrii Nikolaev on April 21, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Holy shit, it’s a real treasure cave!) You are so lucky that could visit it!

  37. Russell Hamner on April 21, 2022 at 10:54 am

    I know this is kind of voyeuristic, but my favorite thing to do with old computer hardware is to take a gander at the data that’s on those drives. Not for identity theft or anything (probably useless anyway if it’s bank/financial records from 1994) but just to look into the past. My first job was working at a used computer hardware and software consignment shop north of Dallas (there WAS a market for that in the mid 90s) and we’d build working PCs from parts and wipe the drives and reinstall legit copies of Windows 95. The stuff I’d find on those drives was fascinating.

  38. mlthmp on April 21, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Why don’t places like this exist in Alabama lol

  39. The Crusader on April 21, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Man I would so love to touch that big Wang

  40. Adriano F. Trindade on April 21, 2022 at 10:59 am

    I feel really happy that people are taking this stuff away, caring for it, and avoiding everything ending in a landfill.
    And all this stuff that was previous an problem for the owners, is turning into money for them, something I think they maybe tought wasn’t possible. And it just started because of your video and your contacts, that’s pretty amazing.
    I feel really sad that I live in Brazil and don’t have the means to spend an weekend in that place digging for stuff. Man, I would need a truck to take with me everything I wanted.

  41. Shufty on April 21, 2022 at 11:02 am

    It really is a gold mine.

  42. Schimnesthai on April 21, 2022 at 11:05 am

    29:20 OH NO THE CLIP lmao

  43. Negisechan (Chan-Chan) on April 21, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Has there been an update on those IBM 7496? Is it still missing?

  44. Tristan Wolff on April 21, 2022 at 11:07 am

    you walked right by a IBM beam spring keyboard and an original STACK of fujitsu hall effect switch keyboards. Dang.

  45. Sauna Tester on April 21, 2022 at 11:07 am


  46. Trump, Donald on April 21, 2022 at 11:08 am

    I need to go there for a Dot Matrix printer.

  47. No Garage Garage on April 21, 2022 at 11:10 am

    lol @ the masks remember those things, this video is already retro.

    I have to say though this whole situation makes my heart swell. In the beginning of the video you can see the original owner wrote in his newsletter something about being in a throwaway society and it is clear his goal was to reuse things and reduce waste. Everyone that has been involved with this project has made him proud and fulfilled his wishes which I think is awesome.

  48. CYON4D on April 21, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Awesome stuff!

  49. Love at First Hike on April 21, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Gotta dig Andy’s OC Remix shirt

  50. Steven Shenkosky on April 21, 2022 at 11:11 am

    I thought gold was thick on those CPU’s, boards an hard drive connectors to the point someone would want to strip them for the massive amount of gold alone?

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