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

From: Geoffrey Thomas <geoffreythomas_at_onetel.net.uk>
Date: Thu May 27 16:48:55 2004

OK, but how did he get the cups in there ? :^)


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From: "Dave Mabry" <dmabry_at_mich.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside

> 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.
> Dave
> Joe R. wrote:
> > I went scrounging a few days ago and opened up a junction box and
> > a set of wire leads with the mini-grabbers and a plastic wire frame from
> > HP logic analyzer that someone had left inside. Wahoo! These always come
> > handy! I've previously found screwdrivers, knives, various plugs,
> > connectors and gender menders. But I got to wondering what is the
> > 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
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