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From: Daniel A. Seagraves <DSEAGRAV_at_toad.xkl.com>
Date: Mon Dec 7 11:42:57 1998

[shrapnel-emitting diode]

What about the Heat Emitting IC?

Oh, and I've heard a Noise Emitting CRT - Some moron dropped a monitor on it's
back and neatly cracked the CRT neck (and thus shorted all the pins together)
and didn't tell anyone about it. Teacher turns it on and it makes smoke
and loud disturbing-type noises. So, she calls me in to go fix it. I take
monitor back to workshop, open back of it, (Yes, I know how dangerous this
is, I just wanted to see what was making that noise.), then shoved the power
cord into a powerstrip with a breaker on it, stood a good 3 feet away and let
it have juice. I then stared in horror at the light show. We let it sit for
about 2 hours, then brought the teacher in to see it. She sez, "Oh, well, can
you fix it?"

There's also the gum-emitting belt (I got to clean one of these out of an
NCR 260 terminal yesterday) and the crap-emitting battery (Seen on our 286es
and an increasing number of 386es), and the sound-emitting transformer.
Received on Mon Dec 07 1998 - 11:42:57 GMT

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