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Injuries on the job

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Toothless, May 8, 2014.

  1. Toothless

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    So this thread is dedicated to the people who have injured themselves building the masterpiece rigs that they had/have.

    In all honesty, I feel like unless you bled for your rig, your rig won't accept you. (Personal events led me to believe this, my laptop still hates me)

    So post what injuries you've gotten from building. My worst was probably when I cut my finger open on a fan and didn't see it until about 30 minutes later.
     
  2. remixedcat

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    I was overexcited about mine and I threw up a bit lol but not on my rig of course!!
     
  3. Vario

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    I usually cut my hands on the case metal.
     
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    Water cooling fittings cut my finger tips and I tend to find random cuts on my hands after every build I do always caused by ram and occasionally mobo. But the worst injury happened when I accidentally stuck my thumb into a 80mm 3000rpm fan while it was on.
     
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    Same LOL. Those damn fittings are a pain and using any tool is not an option cause it destroys the paint...
     
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    Being in IT it's rare to have a day go by and I don't cut my fingers, hands, and maybe the arms. My worst injury was when a metal power strip loop took the cuticle with it.
     
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    I'm in I've nearly ripped my thumb off pulling a stuck fan controller out of my main rig, required a hospital visit and everything
     
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    small scratches, and hurts on fingers, thanks god i never get cut when building or cleaning it :)
     
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    3000 rpm 120mm fan was what cut my finger open. :toast:
     
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    There is an old thread about this somewhere in the bowels, complete with pictures. It seems like it was started by maybe pantherx or maybe even freedom eclipse? I can't remember, but I'll see if I can't find it.
     
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    Those fins are like razors on some air coolers.
    They have drawn a pint of blood in all the years.
     
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    I have given my fair share of blood to the hardware gods mainly when working with cheapo cases :banghead:
     
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    Fun. Me cuts from edges.
     
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    I work with Automobiles. Fixing and maintaining them. My record, in the past two years, for not bleeding is four days. For not getting burned, 5 days.

    Twice I had to visit the hospital, for stitches.

    Pain is my friend. It means I am still alive. :)
     
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    I/O back panels always get me... Even when I am blindly reaching into a parts box, sliced down to bone once... Also pinching hands/fingers in side panels lol
     
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    The only blood Ive shed was sticking my finger into a spinning fan blade

    Wait, I burnt my finger one time holding it on a CPU with no HS. I was just going to fire it up for a second to see if it was hot. It was ;)
     
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    I/O panels are the worst :banghead: but I got shocked by a mac once. was replacing the hdd. got the biggest static shock Ive ever received. but i get it though. I hate apple, and it hates me back :laugh:
     
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    Heat sinks don't like my knuckles.
     
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    Are there any people who screwed up their hardware with static electricity?
     
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    6000RPM Delta fan split my thumb nail.
     
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    Kept getting seriously deep cuts all over my fingers from my CNPS10X Performa Zalman cooler whenever I was getting fans off it to clean. Got a lot of shocks from VGA and DVI plugs and connectors on graphics cards, although non of the fans that I had have cut me badly, so I could consider myself lucky :D (for now).
     
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    Which isn't that bad considering that the very first thing I ever did on a pc was to open a power supply and change its fan!
    (I had no clue of the current in capacitors, so I guess I was just very lucky that I finished that job successfully without getting hurt).
     
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