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Fright of my life!

Discussion in 'General' started by 8-BALL, 1 Jun 2004.

  1. 8-BALL

    8-BALL Theory would dictate.....

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    Well maybe a little exaggeration, but that's allowed isn't it.

    Any way, just heard a loud bang in my room while writing my thesis, but couldn't find the source anywhere.

    Immediately backed all my work up onto the department server, then took the side off my case. No smell of fried electronics.

    About half an hour later, my wirelss mouse started to die, so I thought, as usual, time to change the batteris.

    Took the cover off the battery compartment, and a load of liquid poured out.

    Turns out, one of the batteries in my mouse had exploded.

    Cleaned it all out and washed my hands thoroughly, and thankfully the mouse still works.

    This happened to anyone else?

    8-ball
     
  2. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter What's a Dremel?

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    LOL :D I can recall that I had batteries leaking at times, but I never had them exploding. Guess that doens't happen every day. What brand were the batteries?
     
  3. 8-BALL

    8-BALL Theory would dictate.....

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    duracell.

    I might have expected it from a "lesser" brand, but no.

    8-ball
     
  4. whypick1

    whypick1 The über-Pick

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    Ah, that's nothing. I got a hold of the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer for $8 as a special on FrozenCPU (had to grab a Ratpadz and a PCTote to make shipping costs not seem so goddamn much). When I went to install the cooler, I couldn't figure out how to take off the old one on my Radeon 9500, so I did what any sane person would do and attacked it with a screwdriver. I *should* have covered it with electrical tape, as the screwdriver finally slipped and scratched across the backside of the card.

    When I finally saw how to uninstall the cooler and got VGA-S installed, I was met with a blank screen. BIOS beeped OK, but it would not go into Windows. Needless to say, I was PISSED. Unfortunately, I had class to go to that night, so I didn't come back to it for another three hours. For ****s and giggles, I decided to boot up my computer, and by some miracle, it booted just fine, 3D works, so I'm not going to touch it again.

    That one probably doesn't top the upgrade I did on my dad's computer. Went from a P4 1.4A to a 2.4B w/ new mobo. Unfortunately, the blister packing for the retail P4 chips is hella strong, so I finally had to resort to pulling the thing apart with all my strength. Granted, I did get the thing open, but the processor flew out of the packaging and landed on the floor. I picked it up, and pretended like nothing happened (thankfully, dad was at work). When I got it all installed and fired it up...nothing. Computer turned on, blank screen, no BIOS. I frantically go over EVERYTHING, then remembered the little flight the proc took. Uninstalled it, looked to see that there where three bent pins in one of the corners. With a pair of needle-nose pliers and the Mission: Impossible theme playing in my head, I carefully pulled them straight, reinstalled, and fired it up to be greeted by the sweet BIOS screen and a single, short beep.
     
  5. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    8-BALL: I had that exact same thing happen to me! It was in my hand at the time and i almost shat my pants.
     
  6. MarcelloRupelli

    MarcelloRupelli What's a Dremel?

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    I had several used SR44 cells in my drawer. You know, the little 'button' batteries. I opened the drawer once and one of them exploded. Not violently, but it was loud and it blew the one end out. Scared the crap outta me.

    What causes this to happen?
     
  7. 8-BALL

    8-BALL Theory would dictate.....

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    Me fishes blown up battery out of bin and keeps it safe so I can have a closer look when time permits.

    8-ball
     
  8. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    A old work colleague always used to charge his ni-cads at his workbench via a bench PSU. Normally he would take them off charge in good time, however one day he forgot. The battery exploded and a section of it flew past several production staff at high speed. I dread to think what would happen if it had hit anyone.
     
  9. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Fixed 4 P4s with bent pins today at work, one of them I didn't think would straighten OK but it seemed to work after :D My best was a pin on a 3.0c that was completely doubled over, trying to straighten it out it snapped off, but it seems it was one of the ground pins so it still worked :rock:
     
  10. Arien

    Arien What's a Dremel?

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    EXACTLY the same thing happened to me.. the mouse bounced off the table while in my hand.. i was on webcam and shat myself. Still got the photos of my reaction somewhere.
     
  11. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    that would have been very funny.
     
  12. John Cena

    John Cena What's a Dremel?

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    When I was 11 years old, I used to play with batteries. I would slam them into each other and do lots of things. Not ONE exploded or leaked on me.:worried:

    My cousin and I even took apart a battery but that was so far back I don't recall it :D
    :thumb:
     
  13. 8-BALL

    8-BALL Theory would dictate.....

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    Mind you, the number of times my mum has thrown musical birthday cards on the fire, only to have the exploding battery propel burning embers all over the living room. :hehe:

    8-ball
     
  14. andrew

    andrew What's a Dremel?

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    people<battery :D
     

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