Why did my old Wang processor not start up right away?

Episode 1058 (34:22)

Karen from Los Angeles, CA

Karen's husband bought an old Wang word processor on eBay that he got working. He's also written a Kindle book called "69 Things I Do With My Wang" using Amazon's CreateSpace. Leo says that Wang hit it's peak right as the personal computer came on the scene in 1986 and crushed it. It wasn't until 1992 that Wang saw the handwriting on the wall and filed bankruptcy.

Leo says that while the Wang didn't start up right away, it may have been that the Wang had to charge up or heat up before it turned on.