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In between stories, let's ask people a couple questions...

What's everybody's "favorite" type of repair job? I worked (briefly) for Solectron in their laptop repair line many years ago. My favorite repair job was, "Foreign Substance." And let me tell you, that encompassed a very wide range of substances. On came the latex gloves.

Also on a similar subject, what's the most interesting thing (physical) you've found in a laptop while doing repairs? For me, it was a plastic baggy full of cocaine stuffed in the DVD compartment of one of the laptops. Another time, the "foreign substance" was a substantial (several ounces, at least) amount of blood and hair under the keyboard. I wondered at the time if the laptop was supposed to have an evidence tag with it...
post #252 of 863
Cookie chunks inside a laptop. Large chunks of cookie. I could not figure out how they get it in there.
 
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post #253 of 863
It's disgusting the way some people treat their computers. I know one guy in particular, makes me sick.

EDIT: I saw two new posts to this thread and got excited that Xeb might have put new content :-(
    
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post #254 of 863
Quote:
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Also on a similar subject, what's the most interesting thing (physical) you've found in a laptop while doing repairs?

I found a 160GB hard drive full of pron when I installed an SSD in my netbook.
 
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post #255 of 863
so you found your own porn stash? congrats, bro?
 
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I found truckloads of dog hair.
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I found a dead spider.
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post #258 of 863
Quote:
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Also on a similar subject, what's the most interesting thing (physical) you've found in a laptop while doing repairs?

I found a peanut.. that had *SOMEHOW* gone through the heat sink fins and jammed itself INSIDE THE FAN. I have no idea how it was even close to possible. Seriously.
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Also on a similar subject, what's the most interesting thing (physical) you've found in a laptop while doing repairs?

Complaint of a heating issue. Opened up the system and found snake skin. This was a portable desktop someone took camping. I guess it was warm tongue.gif
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Thread Starter 
This weekend I will have a few updates for you all. Thought right now I am dealing with a family matter. My grandma is dying... frown.gif
 
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