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Old 08-01-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Seems tech has a contract out for geeks.

Let this be a warning to all of you: Don't touch the inside of your PC when you are wet. According to Shanghai Daily, a young man, simply identified as "Wu," was shocked to death by his PC.

Wu took the case off the outside of his PC to prevent it from overheating. For some unexplained reason, he was not running the air conditioner in his home, so he wasn't wearing that much clothing. At some point, his sweaty leg came in contact with his PC's innards and Wu was dealt the deadly jolt -- 380 volts right from his PC's power supply.

Sweaty Man Electrocuted By PC - and Other Gadget-Related Deaths - Switched: Gadgets, Tech, Digital Stuff for the Rest of Us
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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If that's not reason enough to stop surfing porn then I don't know what is.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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OUCH... Nobody should be very SHOCKED to hear that, afterall the salts in the sweat do conduct electricity..
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:27 AM
 
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Thats sad, but its not uncommon.



"Never underestimate the power of electricity"
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Sorry the story is BS....

There is no 380 volts running around in your pc...nope..not there

Inside a CRT monitor there is high voltage, and perhaps inside the RF switching circuits of a pwr supply (which are enclosed in another metal shielded cage to prevent/minimize rf radiation). But as described...even in the referenced article...BS
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Hi, Here is another news source talking about this subject.

FOXNews.com - Report: Sweaty Chinese Man Electrocuted by Computer - Technology News | News On Technology
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