My PowerBook Cremation

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Scott56R, Mar 15, 2010.

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    Scott56R

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    No longer working, no longer needed ... only one thing to do

    BURN IT !!! (opens Flickr page)
     
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    kny3twalker

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    You really do not think you could have got $100 or so for it on ebay for the parts?

    Your stuff.
     
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    Scott56R

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    I did but as a keen photographer the opportunity to photograph something 'different' is a greater reward :D
     
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    macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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    Scott56R

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    Fully aware of the dangers (I work in electronics) battery was removed and the photographs were taken in a garage which has extraction.
     
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    So you just poisoned the atmosphere uneccessarily instead

    You ENVIRONMENTALIST!!!11!11! You breed unecessary toxins. ;)
     
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    OP: Looks cool :) Hope you got some nice shots out of it.

    To everyone else: You lot are a pack of negative nancys.
     
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    Abyssgh0st

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    I like it; a once in a blue moon photographing experience. Just consider it a prop, rather than a 'potential $100 sale.'
     
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    Clete2

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    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?
     
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    gfiz

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    I had to give my 12" PB a hug after seeing that...it was so upset.
     
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    Scott56R

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    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.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    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


    Any photos of the submerging process?
     
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    Scott56R

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    Haha no sorry.
     
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    Hey forget all the haters. Do you have any hi res copies to share?:D
     
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    Scott56R

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    Feel free to download from Flickr :)
     
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    SolRayz

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    oops...duh!:rolleyes:

    Thanks!
     
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    maflynn

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    perhaps you should follow you're own advice :rolleyes:
     
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    AdeFowler

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    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.
     
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    lacoste-rocker

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    I thought the pics were cool.
    but it still made me a sad panda.
     
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    Good photograph Scott-UK. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    iBlue

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    Scott-UK - my powerbook and I both cringed but great photos. :)
     
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    Fancy an 8 core Mac Pro? :p
     
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    drummerlondonw3

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    angusslo

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    I'd buy your PB.
    but still awesome photos
     

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