Unusual stuff inside computers

Ben Sinclair ben at bensinclair.com
Mon Aug 3 17:38:44 CDT 2015

This one isn't so pleasant... I worked at CompUSA fixing computers in
the 90's, and one time an employee brought in his personal machine for
repair. Fortunately I wasn't the one that opened it up, as when the
tech popped the case, cockroaches scurried everywhere! The machine was
beyond hope with the amount of "insect debris" inside.

I believe we had an exterminator out the next day!

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Adrian Stoness <tdk.knight at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I was a toddler apparently I used to stuff penny's inside the floppy
> drives of my dads rainbow 100 the drives survived this I slot and are still
> I. Working order as far as I know since last time I saw that beast
> On Sunday, August 2, 2015, Tom Moss <tomjmoss at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> I once found a whole box worth of crayola crayons in a 1541 disk drive.
>> What amazes me is how nothing was blocked and they hadn't melted.
>> On 2 August 2015 at 05:53, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net <javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>> > By the way: I still keep the dollar with the computer. Just in case it's
>> a
>> > critical component, you know. :)
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net <javascript:;>>
>> > http://www.nf6x.net/
>> >
>> >

Ben Sinclair
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