did you know computers really can catch on fire?
ok, i'm sitting there playing on my p1 233mmx, 80Mb, 80GB monster of a computer... minding my own business, balancing the checkbook, listening to music, with AIM and YIM running... I had this pc topped out. A few weeks ago my C: drive (40Gb Western Digital) started buzzing it'* last breath, but i figured it would hold out til i picked up a 160gigger... it didn't. i run an open chassis with 5 fans normally running, one on each HDD, one on my graphics card, and two on my p1. i disconnected them all as they had lost some fins and were making this noise... out of no where my C: drive goes "clink clink wheeerrrr blizzzzzzzzzzz" them nothing smoke for like 0.2 seconds and then fire. i mean big fire. like "holy crap call in the brigade this is taking down the house" fire... melted down, took my D: 40gigger, my burner, my PS and my geforce 2 with it..... i had no idea "meltdown" really meant fire...