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An old Qtek 9100 I found in my closet, aquired from god knows where. I miss the days when you could repair phones with screwdrivers, but OTOH modern phones don't look like that on the inside.
I fix an old Nintendo DS lite that looked that bad. Imagine that picture above but with some kind of slimey goo inside as well. The owner was shocked. They were even more amazed when I handed it back to them cleaned up and fully functional.
 
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i bought 2ndhand bluetooth speaker and as usual after arrived i opened it and bunch of dust there
and luckily there's no nasty thing
 
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my friend asked me to check his hard disk and this is what i found
looks like after years just using and just don't care as long as it run
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Man I wish I took pictures of this, but I used to work IT in a food processing facility. One of our remote sites was essentially a herb and spice mixing facility for the main site. You could literally smell the spices from the street. It's one thing to have dust and particulate in computer equipment, but a whole new beast when it is pungent spice dust clogging up every piece of equipment you have there. These poor fellows that worked there came out of the main floor caked in spices with no breathing or eye protection. Just hairnets lol. I also found a gallon milk jug full of "Natural Flavor" which consisted of a mystery copper colored liquid one time. I didn't ask why that what part was considered natural.

I also had a switch cabinet at the main facility called the "Slaw Mezzanine" IDF. Sounds fancy right? Actually, it was a cabinet up above the main factory floor inside the crawlspace above the drop ceiling. You had to climb up a two story ladder straight up above the very hard concrete floor to a platform.

Our WAP's were also fun to get to. Either wooden planks with no rails above the drop ceiling 2 stories up, or a scissor lift (that I sucked at driving due to getting NO TRAINING on it). We had cameras and AP's in the Blast Freezer too. It was only safe to be in there for like 10 mins at a time. So we drove the lift in for 10 minutes, terminating a cable 2 stories up in -30F temps, drive out and warm up, drive back in and mount the WAP lol.

For our outdoor security cameras, instead of hiring/renting a bucket lift, our genius maintenance chained a scissor lift to a flatbed truck. I plain old refused to go up in that because it was such a clear OSHA violation. Bonus round for my boss dealing with a wasps nest in that McGuyver lift when he got up to the camera.

That place was terrible and unsafe to work at. I'm glad I work in a School District now lol.
 
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Man I wish I took pictures of this, but I used to work IT in a food processing facility. One of our remote sites was essentially a herb and spice mixing facility for the main site. You could literally smell the spices from the street. It's one thing to have dust and particulate in computer equipment, but a whole new beast when it is pungent spice dust clogging up every piece of equipment you have there. These poor fellows that worked there came out of the main floor caked in spices with no breathing or eye protection. Just hairnets lol. I also found a gallon milk jug full of "Natural Flavor" which consisted of a mystery copper colored liquid one time. I didn't ask why that what part was considered natural.

I also had a switch cabinet at the main facility called the "Slaw Mezzanine" IDF. Sounds fancy right? Actually, it was a cabinet up above the main factory floor inside the crawlspace above the drop ceiling. You had to climb up a two story ladder straight up above the very hard concrete floor to a platform.

Our WAP's were also fun to get to. Either wooden planks with no rails above the drop ceiling 2 stories up, or a scissor lift (that I sucked at driving due to getting NO TRAINING on it). We had cameras and AP's in the Blast Freezer too. It was only safe to be in there for like 10 mins at a time. So we drove the lift in for 10 minutes, terminating a cable 2 stories up in -30F temps, drive out and warm up, drive back in and mount the WAP lol.

For our outdoor security cameras, instead of hiring/renting a bucket lift, our genius maintenance chained a scissor lift to a flatbed truck. I plain old refused to go up in that because it was such a clear OSHA violation. Bonus round for my boss dealing with a wasps nest in that McGuyver lift when he got up to the camera.

That place was terrible and unsafe to work at. I'm glad I work in a School District now lol.
What country is lacking work safety like that?
 
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my friend asked me to check his hard disk and this is what i found
looks like after years just using and just don't care as long as it run
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I've seen worse. Besides, you can bet that >80% of users never cleaned or opened their laptop or PC. Some are willing to ask how to clean, upgrade or fix simple problems, but many don't even bother cleaning the dust, especially women. Wiping the exterior surfaces and screen doesn't count as cleaning.
 
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What country is lacking work safety like that?
Lol it is Ohio, USA. That place was plain scary, I should have reported them when I found my current job, but I was afraid of burning bridges just in case.
 
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Just bought 2ndhand logitech M170
The seller said the previous user was his wife and it works pretty good

Yeah it works pretty good but it looks nasty, i wash it and brush it several times before rechecking everything
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Someone posted this in a PC enthusiasts group on Facebook, wondering if the PSU may be faulty.
It's difficult to know where to start, really.

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Someone posted this in a PC enthusiasts group on Facebook, wondering if the PSU may be faulty.
It's difficult to know where to start, really.

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Hold my beer and pass me the leaf blower, it's time for DA PURGE :D The thumb-screws are a nice touch though.
 
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My guess it was a busness that has huge refrigerators they work in. Like a meat packing plant. Things tend to rust that are not stainless
 
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my friend asked me to check his hard disk and this is what i found
looks like after years just using and just don't care as long as it run
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Not to brag, but I've seen way worse fron computers returning from trips to Africa...so many I forget to take pictures :p But let's say that's the usual for a month.
Anyway, this caught me by surprise:

This is my old board, stored as it should, for a year....and thaaaat's mold. :wtf:
Which is curious since I used all 4 sata ports, only those have mold. I haven't inspected the cables...
 
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what about keyboard from 1900s :D that hadn't been cleaned
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Another bites the dust
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I dunno what it is? Thermal paste, chalk or gypsum :confused::confused:


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