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    My Floppy Drive Just Caught Fire!

    ...and I wasn't even overclocking!

    Luckily I pulled it out of the case before it damaged anything else, but let this be a warning to anyone who persists in using 10 year old hardware....

    The whole house stinks of smoke now

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    awww... no pictures??
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    yeah man.. sheesh somethin like this happens and you dont even get your digi cam out to give us all a laugh!!!

    seriously tho m8e.. lucky you caught it in time... real lucky

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    wierd ,good job you got it out of there
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    Eh? How the heck did that happen?

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    And we leave our computers on when we go out

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    ...and I wasn't even overclocking!
    Can you overclock floppy drives? hehe...from like 1.44mb (by increasing the multi/fsb) -> 2.44mb may be possible.


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    lol how did that happen.

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    Smile

    Set fire to my floppy a couple of months back. Was mucking about with a Cheiftec 3.5" USB/firewire bay in my case, managed to pull the power wires off the floppy without noticing. All my cables are spiral wrapped and the floppy connector dropped back into place against the floppy, but resting on the wrong pins...cue lots of smoke and panic...plus i think its responsible for my Enermax PSU now dying...

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    lol funny do what i do dont use 1

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    can we see any pics m8?

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    Admit it, you were taking a whizz on your PC weren't you! You should know the saying by now.....Don't whizz on the electric fence!!!! (remembers Ren and Stimpy with fondness, ahh)

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    didnt think it was poss for a floppy to set alight lol


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    i did it to 3 floppy drives in a week all started smoking as soon as i plugged em in and turned on all new, think my Floppy cable was dodgy or i was doing something wrong. never did any damage to anything else, i don't have a floppy drive in my main rig now, don't trust em

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    that's a first !!! only thing i ever saw giving sparks out was the good old psu :!!!

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    Thats nothing, my monitor blew up on saturday

    But I am using a 10 year old floppy drive in my system, the oldest part of my comp.

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