January 5th, 2012

Tall ships (porthole)

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While rearranging stuff to make a hole for the NAS, I picked up an extension lead and it rattled. Um. So, unplug it (because rattling pieces of metal and 240v is a bad combination) and open it to try and find out what's loose inside.

Except Belkin in their infinite wisdom have declared it to have no user serviceable parts inside, and have enforced this by using tamper-proof one-way screws on it that are supposedly impossible to undo with an ordinary screwdriver, or indeed with any screwdriver.

Not that they were particularly effective at stopping me.

Of course, it turned out that the rattling piece was just a bit of plastic that had presumably snapped off something or other. Still, better that than a bit of metal waiting to let the magic smoke escape.
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