What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside a computer?

From: Torquil MacCorkle, III <torquil_at_chemist.com>
Date: Wed May 26 14:38:59 2004

One computer I had a few months ago had "Give this back to Joe next tuesday"
written on one of the SCSI cables inside. A MicroVAX 3100 M10 I got a while
back was shipped 'clean', but the guy apparently washed the outside of the
case only, it was the dirtiest computer I've ever seen. You could not tell
what was in it, it had literally half an inch of dust on every inch of it.
You could make out an RZ25, but in the bottom you couldn't even tell the
memory boards were in there. Not really weird I guess.

But I am sure everyone has heard the story (legend?) of the computer that
got sent back to the manufacturer for repairs and they found the end of some
guys finger inside. He'd apparently tried to install something, then the
monitor fell sideways on the case or something... the part that doesn't add
up is why wouldn't he get his finger out? Normally when one gets their
finger cut off it isn't such a non-issue that they don't bother spending 30
seconds to recover it for a possible re-attachment. Probably a myth.

Torquil MacCorkle, III
Lexington, Virginia
Received on Wed May 26 2004 - 14:38:59 BST

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