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Buck Rogers Oct 21, 2003, 09:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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True Story

My floppy went kaput about a year ago, so I put in a new floppy. I connect the IDE and the power, and procede to power up the machine...<SNIFF, SNIFF> What's that smell?? Holy cow, there's smoke!! And before I know it, I've burned the power cable going into the floppy! Well, after an autopsy of the cable, I noticed that I plugged it in with the left connector not connected to anything. So connecting 3 of the 4 connectors will short out the connection, hence the need for more idiot proofing the floppy...You should have seen my boss' reaction, he thought the building was on fire!

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larrym kklm Feb 12, 2004, 09:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Linux console text - "/p" command?
What happened to the power supply?
i just burned my power cable to floppy too... -_-
damn, i shouldn't have done it when i am sleepy....
my power supply survived, but i'll get a new one anyway, just for safety sake.

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