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[eweek] Freak accident exploding laptop dvd drive impales a mans hand

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According to the New Zealand Herald newspaper, 52 year old William Warner suffered a horrendous hand injury after the DVD drive of his Toshiba laptop fired out a piece of metal which impaled his palm.

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Wow, things like this make me glad I don't even own a dvd drive any more ;p Literally though, I don't have a DVD drive in my PC anymore, lol.
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Skynet activated! wheee.gif
It's the beginning of the end.
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lol transformers much
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Looks like someone will be getting a fat check.
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Wow, things like this make me glad I don't even own a dvd drive any more

don't be afraid of freak accidents...waste of energy and paranoia...

kinda cool though that happened, definitely curious about it
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The thing to note here is the word freak.

While I don't doubt that the man will successfully sue for millions, I don't believe that the company is likely to be responsible in any way (aside from the whole 'if they hadn't made it, he wouldn't have been hurt' argument).

edit: if I am not mistaken, the piece that lodged in his hand was the guide that the laser moves on (the metal used is a hardened stainless iirc). I can't imagine how anything in the player could generate enough force to jerk the piece out of the laptop, let alone propel it with enough force to embed into someone's hand.
Edited by hajile - 10/28/11 at 7:12am
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RETIREMENT TIME!!!!


Crazy stuff though...wouldn't have thought a disc drive had that much umph in it.
    
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its funny how a deep gash can effect your entire life when money is involved .
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Never buy a laptop, lol
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