Be careful handling computer racks
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 15 14:36:30 CST 2010
> I never work on anything w/o a cutoff that I completely control (know
Agreed. Having power suddenly come on when you're working on something is
not at all pleasant.
For fixed wiring, I remove the appropriate fuse and keep it in my pocket.
A switch can be 'accidentally' turned on. it's difficult to accifentally
find the right sort of fuse carrier and insert it.
For electrical/electronic devices with a built-in mains lead, I've been
known to remove the cartridge fuse from the plug , just in case some
homicidal lunatic decides to plug it in while I'm working on the device.
The sort of things I work on are small enough that if there's a
removeable mains lead (e.g. going into an IEC connector), I would notice
somebody trying to plug one of those in when I was working on the instrument.
One other thing I won't do (and it has nothing to do with classic
computers) is work under a car unless it is supported on proper axle
stands or ramps (depending on whether I need to remove the wheels). No
way will I get under a car on a jack only.
BTW, this doesn't contrdict my earlier statement that I consider some
classic computers to be more caluable than I am. I have no intention of
taking unnecsssary risks...
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