[rescue] Rescued iMacs looking for input on repair

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed May 5 15:14:07 CDT 2004

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 12:57:48PM -0500, Wes Will wrote:
> Yes, you -can- die, but most likely you'll just pick yourself off the floor
> instead.  

I saw a friend get knocked back about 10 feet just from the power supply 
in a Sun 411 external enclosure.  He was using it as a temporary external
SCSI box (with the top cover off), trying to get a balky piece of hardware
to work.  Had it all plugged in and live, etc.

Touched the wrong part of it (the power supply), and it was almost comical -
it looked like he tensed up and kicked himself backwards.  Landed on the 
(carpeted) floor, out cold.

He woke up after a couple minutes of us going "OH CRAP!" and standing
around.  Got up, "Why the hell am I lying on the floor?"; he didn't
remember a bit of it.  Also wasn't "quite himself" the next couple of
days after that.

On the other hand, we had a tech support guy / stoner who would discharge
CRTs with nothing more than a large, long flat-head screwdrive and an
impressive "BANG!".


bill bradford
austin texas

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