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

From: Dave Mabry <dmabry_at_mich.com>
Date: Wed May 26 16:08:12 2004

Well, Joe, this may not be all that unique. But couple it with the
computer involved and I'll bet it is unusual, to say the least.

I had an Intel Intellec 800 on the floor of my basement. A finished
basement before someone scolds me for relegating such a piece of history
to a musty old basement. I also had a dog that ate Iams dry food. One
day as I was moving things around I heard a funny sound inside the
Intellec 800. When I opened it up I found several cups of the dry dog
food. Seems a mouse had been stealing the food from the dog's dish and
hiding it in the Intellec 800. But the Intel machine was all closed up.
  The only way I could see that the mouse could get in was through the
cooling fan on the back of the machine.

After cleaning it out the MDS 800 still worked fine.


Joe R. wrote:

> I went scrounging a few days ago and opened up a junction box and found
> a set of wire leads with the mini-grabbers and a plastic wire frame from a
> HP logic analyzer that someone had left inside. Wahoo! These always come in
> handy! I've previously found screwdrivers, knives, various plugs,
> connectors and gender menders. But I got to wondering what is the strangest
> thing that anyone has ever found inside a computer or similar piece of
> electronics gear.
> Joe

Dave Mabry             dmabry_at_mich.com
Dossin Museum Underwater Research Team
Received on Wed May 26 2004 - 16:08:12 BST

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