My PowerBook Cremation


kny3twalker

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Oct 25, 2009
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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.
 

Pax

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Dec 12, 2003
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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
 

Scott56R

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Mar 14, 2008
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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
Fully aware of the dangers (I work in electronics) battery was removed and the photographs were taken in a garage which has extraction.
 

moel

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Nov 7, 2007
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So you just poisoned the atmosphere uneccessarily instead

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

mesq

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Jan 11, 2010
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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.
 

Abyssgh0st

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Jan 12, 2009
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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.'
 

Clete2

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Sep 20, 2008
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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?
 

Scott56R

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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?
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

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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?
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?
 

AdeFowler

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Aug 27, 2004
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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.
 

drummerlondonw3

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Feb 10, 2008
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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.
 

TheDrift-

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Mar 8, 2010
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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.