My mac shot me in the eye

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  1. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Ok so I was at my jr high and about to sign out after a long day of fixing computers when I went to get my copy of Tiger from the emac I was working on that was running 10.3.9 I pressed the disc tray open button and the icon popped up But the disc tray did not open. I thought that was weird and went to the other side of the room to clean up some wires. I heard a small click coming from the emac and looked just in time to see the emacs disc drive open violently and the tray broke off the little white door because it opened with such force and the white door flew acrrossed the room and hit me in my right eye.

    I got the disc out by using the paper clip trick but I want to know

    What the **** is wrong with that emac
     
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    I used to use an old eMac, but then I took an ODD to the knee.
     
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'm sitting directly in front of mine, making this post.

    ...I'm scared now.
     
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  9. Big Bone macrumors newbie

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    If this story is for real and you really want to know what was going on, I would guess, maybe (and I say this very hesitantly) that your door was somehow jammed shut. When the CD tried to eject it broke the cover off its hinge and the spring in the door helped kick the door away and somehow hit you in the face.

    I own several Emacs and I can't imagine this happening for real but hey anything is possible I guess.
     
  10. Lil Chillbil thread starter macrumors 65816

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  11. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    A Mac Pro at my College broke someones foot when it got knocked, fell over and landed on a guys foot. :D
     
  12. J.Appleseed macrumors regular

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    Oh no! Was the Mac Pro okay? :D
     
  13. BlastoiseBlue macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like you've got a... *sunglasses* Bad Apple. (YYYYEEEEEEEEEAH!) :B

    All joking aside, this is fairly frightening. I've always wanted an eMac... And it also vaguely reminds me of my mom telling me about the time our old Gateway ejected Lego Island straight through the dining room window. I still have the CD in question, so I doubt this actually happened. :/
     

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