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I don't think that is very likely. If you close a laptop DVD drive normally and you could feel a sharp bit of metal then you would stop pushing automatically. If what you said did happen then he must of been abusing the laptop and he would have hit the DVD drive in as hard as he could.
Ever walked into a glass door? Or reached out in the dark and hit something you didn't know was there? How about getting a large splinter from handling a piece of wood?

Our movements carry a surprising amount of force and without some form of feedback (usually visual) it is very easy to cause an injury by simply moving a limb into a solid object. Couple our relatively slow reaction time with the force and momentum of our movements and I can see how you could impale your hand on something you didn't know was there. Especially true if he was slamming the drive shut.

I'm not saying that it DID happen, or even that it is likely, just that it is feasible.
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post #32 of 122
Straight into his thumb muscle D:

Wow Toshiba's quality is amazing, I remember my friend's laptop's screen could not stay still because of the hinges being so worn-out (or made of springs, we still dont know).

Too bad that laptop fell apart (yes it just an hero'd one day)
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post #33 of 122
I'm strangely doubtful about this. No way could a DVD drive shoot out its own tracks with enough force to impale your hand. Laptop drives bloody hardly have enough strength to open, let alone maul flesh.
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lucky he aint one of those ppl u see look to the side of the laptop to open the tray, imagine that could of been 10 times worse if it hit him in the face
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Looks like someone will be getting a fat check.
This x10
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post #36 of 122
I call BS too. Not enough tension on those springs to fire a piece of metal through a man's hand. He forced his hand over a stuck piece of metal is what happened.
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...I'm going to take apart a CD drive and try to figure out how the hell this happens.
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Clearly doing it wrong.
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This has to be the most interesting piece of news I've read all week...
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omg, that must hurt. wonder what dvd he was trying to watch, maybe the laptop didnt agree with him lol
    
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