Yep, working on computers can be dangerous 🙂
While working inside a case, you can get electrocuted with a deadly amount of 12 Volts and 10,000 Ohms 🙂
Or you can do what I do: I keep cutting my hands on these @$#! sharp case edges!
Until now, its only happened in my office (ie no public embarrassment).
But the other day, I was replacing a damaged front panel in front of a customer, when I noticed a dark red smear on my hand…
No pain, but a fair amount of blood.
I ask the customer to get me some tissues, while I try to figure out where I’m bleeding from…
B*gger! I see I’ve dropped about 6 – 8 drops of blood on their carpet! I hope they don’t try to charge me for cleaning costs!
Anyway, using about 10 or 15 paper tissues, I discover that the tip of a finger has a deep cut.
I try a band aid (adhesive bandage for you non-Aussies), but blood leaks through the bandage.
I use a second band aid, and the bleeding slows a lot.
So I also wrap my finger with a wad of tissues, apologise for the mess, wipe some blood from the PC (and my shirt and pants), and finish fixing the PC.
I never realised how difficult it is to work with a heavily bandaged left index finger… and I’m right-handed!
Seriously: I think I was more embarrassed than hurt, but I’d like to know if anyone else out there has had embarrassing “accidents” at work?