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Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 03:26 AM
No longer working, no longer needed ... only one thing to do

BURN IT !!! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_sharman/sets/72157623618612024/detail/) (opens Flickr page)



kny3twalker
Mar 15, 2010, 03:31 AM
You really do not think you could have got $100 or so for it on ebay for the parts?

Your stuff.

Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 03:35 AM
You really do not think you could have got $100 or so for it on ebay for the parts?

I did but as a keen photographer the opportunity to photograph something 'different' is a greater reward :D

Pax
Mar 15, 2010, 03:42 AM
If you left the battery in that was suicidally dangerous
Also the LCD has mercury in it, you'll have a mercury vapour problem
And the logic board has bromides and probably PCBs in it, ditto

Setting fire to electronic equipment is a really really bad idea

Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 03:49 AM
If you left the battery in that was suicidally dangerous
Also the LCD has mercury in it, you'll have a mercury vapour problem
And the logic board has bromides and probably PCBs in it, ditto

Setting fire to electronic equipment is a really really bad idea

Fully aware of the dangers (I work in electronics) battery was removed and the photographs were taken in a garage which has extraction.

moel
Mar 15, 2010, 04:28 AM
So you just poisoned the atmosphere uneccessarily instead

You ENVIRONMENTALIST!!!11!11! You breed unecessary toxins. ;)

mesq
Mar 15, 2010, 04:40 AM
OP: Looks cool :) Hope you got some nice shots out of it.

To everyone else: You lot are a pack of negative nancys.

Abyssgh0st
Mar 15, 2010, 04:41 AM
I like it; a once in a blue moon photographing experience. Just consider it a prop, rather than a 'potential $100 sale.'

Clete2
Mar 15, 2010, 07:14 AM
I did but as a keen photographer the opportunity to photograph something 'different' is a greater reward :D

Forgive me if the EXIF data is on Flickr. I couldn't find a way to show it on the mobile version of the site. Care to share what camera and lens were used?

I fully agree that doing this is better than selling the parts. I would have done the same thing.

Do you have pictures of the LCD screen as it melts? What about the aftermath?

gfiz
Mar 15, 2010, 07:19 AM
I had to give my 12" PB a hug after seeing that...it was so upset.

Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 07:19 AM
Forgive me if the EXIF data is on Flickr. I couldn't find a way to show it on the mobile version of the site. Care to share what camera and lens were used?

I fully agree that doing this is better than selling the parts. I would have done the same thing.

Do you have pictures of the LCD screen as it melts? What about the aftermath?

I used my Canon 40D with 24-70 f/2.8 L.

Details: ISO800 - F/3.2 - 1/3EV - Focal length 30mm. Shutter speeds from 1/15 to 1/60

Sorry no photographs of the aftermath, we just submerged it in water and threw it out.

spinnerlys
Mar 15, 2010, 07:21 AM
Forgive me if the EXIF data is on Flickr. I couldn't find a way to show it on the mobile version of the site. Care to share what camera and lens were used?

I fully agree that doing this is better than selling the parts. I would have done the same thing.

Do you have pictures of the LCD screen as it melts? What about the aftermath?

Poor PowerBook.


Aperture Value: 3.375
Color Space: sRGB
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Date Time Digitized: 2010:03:14 12:41:54
Date Time Original: 2010:03:14 12:41:54
Exif Version: 2.2.1
Exposure Bias Value: 0.3333333
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Exposure Time: 1 / 20
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
FlashPix Version: 1.0
FNumber: 3.2
Focal Length: 42
Focal Plane Resolution Unit: inches
Focal Plane X Resolution: 4438.356
Focal Plane Y Resolution: 4445.969
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Metering Mode: Pattern
Pixel X Dimension: 3054
Pixel Y Dimension: 2037
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Shutter Speed Value: 4.375
Sub-second Time: 00
Sub-second Time Digitized: 00
Sub-second Time Original: 00
White Balance: Auto white balance


I used my Canon 40D with 24-70 f/2.8 L.

Details: ISO800 - F/3.2 - 1/3EV - Focal length 30mm. Shutter speeds from 1/15 to 1/60

Sorry no photographs of the aftermath, we just submerged it in water and threw it out.

Any photos of the submerging process?

Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 07:27 AM
Poor PowerBook.

Any photos of the submerging process?

Haha no sorry.

SolRayz
Mar 15, 2010, 08:20 AM
No longer working, no longer needed ... only one thing to do

BURN IT !!! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_sharman/sets/72157623618612024/detail/) (opens Flickr page)

Hey forget all the haters. Do you have any hi res copies to share?:D

Scott56R
Mar 15, 2010, 08:22 AM
Hey forget all the haters. Do you have any hi res copies to share?:D

Feel free to download from Flickr :)

SolRayz
Mar 15, 2010, 08:23 AM
oops...duh!:rolleyes:

Thanks!

maflynn
Mar 15, 2010, 09:36 AM
Keep your pants on and your boner to yourself.
perhaps you should follow you're own advice :rolleyes:

AdeFowler
Mar 15, 2010, 10:16 AM
Fantastic photos. I can see them being used in all kind of 'overheating Mac' stories ;)
Oh and, ignore the haters; MacRumors is full of them nowadays.

lacoste-rocker
Mar 15, 2010, 10:25 AM
I thought the pics were cool.
but it still made me a sad panda.

macfrik
Mar 15, 2010, 10:30 AM
Good photograph Scott-UK. Thanks for sharing.

iBlue
Mar 15, 2010, 10:35 AM
Scott-UK - my powerbook and I both cringed but great photos. :)

Gold89
Mar 15, 2010, 10:36 AM
No not at all, if you want anything burning give me a shout
Fancy an 8 core Mac Pro? :p

drummerlondonw3
Mar 15, 2010, 10:39 AM
my god there are some total sense of humour bypasses going on here sometimes.

OP's property. People waste money in lots of ways but I am sure you all dont go round shouting at people in the street for buying bottled water or whatever social injustice that goes on.

this is just someone having some fun.

Great pictures by the way, shame thread has been hijacked.

TheDrift-
Mar 15, 2010, 10:50 AM
Dunno bout everybody else but last time a chucked an old PC, i took the HDD's out and took a screw driver and hammer to what was left to make sure no info could be gained from it.

Didnt end up with any nice pictures.

angusslo
Mar 15, 2010, 11:38 AM
I'd buy your PB.
but still awesome photos

xUKHCx
Mar 15, 2010, 12:39 PM
Mod Note:

If people could refrain from posting insults, even to trolls, as it only creates extra work for the moderators.

If there is a problem feel free to report a post http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/buttons/report.gif

Jaro65
Mar 15, 2010, 05:12 PM
Shame for it to have gone up in flames. The photos do look great though.

ozreth
Mar 15, 2010, 05:18 PM
love the last pic!

JTR7
Mar 15, 2010, 05:31 PM
Awesome pictures, especially the last. Looks like it's off an Apple ad.

What better way to ensure secure hard drive deletion? :p

drummerlondonw3
Mar 15, 2010, 06:11 PM
I think because of the value of the product its such a rarity to see something like this.

I like the fact that fuel has been used, gives it a real Hollywood style to the flames :D

McGilli
Mar 15, 2010, 06:37 PM
As a photographer I really like the photos. There is something about destroying something beautiful that just captures so well on a camera. nice lighting too. perfect. A+

ArrozConTechno
Mar 15, 2010, 07:06 PM
Very Nice Pictures!

Did something similar to an old motorola phone....no pics though lol. I hated the damn thing.

Going to use this as my new wall paper. THNX!

mikes70mustang
Mar 16, 2010, 09:40 AM
You know what would be even better? Do this to a brand new MBP when the update comes, get someone to fund this endeavor, it would be even more popular. Imagine how nice it would look, flames reflecting off the glass, rabid fanboys getting time-outs left and right for insults...

spaceballl
Mar 16, 2010, 11:37 AM
Wow... wow.