From: Ronny Bangsund (fvacuum at domain yahoo.com)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 13:55:17 IST
--- David Ryan <david.ryan at domain baker.ie> wrote:
> All these stories remind me of the time I didn't seat a SIMM
> correctly, switched on the power and saw a puff of smoke
> come out of
> it. Looked around - nobody noticed. Switched the power
> reseated the SIMM, switched back on and - BINGO - the memory
Whoah. Sorta like my IDE cables on the Amiga 1200. I burned
them. Twice. I connected a 2.5"->3.5" adapter, some cable and
a decent powersupply. When I turned it all on, it caught fire.
Immediately. With thick, black smoke emanating from the part
where the cable folded onto itself. I couldn't see any defects
with the cable, but I never check when I pull them out of the
bag just before using them :/
(Do cables *have* magic smoke?)
A friend of mine also had a cpu go 'voom', without ten million
volts going through it. He was just testing a 486DX2, and the
case was open, stripped of any additional components. Then
there was a loud bang, and all was silent.
P.S.:Anyone know what the "40.000MHz"-thingy on a Fast SCSI
card does? I need another one.
O- nny, collector of faulty hardware
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