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View Poll Results: I found...
Just a load of dust 13 37.14%
Leaky battery! 9 25.71%
A copy of Playboy... 1 2.86%
A smoky bacon crisp (chip) 1 2.86%
A motherboard! 14 40.00%
A load of alu shielding that cut my hands to shreds 8 22.86%
I broke the plastic clips taking the case off... b0llicks 3 8.57%
Coca Cola Spillage 3 8.57%
A half eaten donut 0 0%
50DM/60 yen/100$ depending on manufacturing plant 0 0%
An atari st motherboard 0 0%
A superduper accelerator! woohoo 2 5.71%
Vanilla Amiga 9 25.71%
Icecream 1 2.86%
Cheese and onion crisp 3 8.57%
A 20 year old confession from a factory worker to his wife 1 2.86%
Some photos 1 2.86%
Magazine clippings 0 0%
Peanuts 2 5.71%
I don't break seals... 2 5.71%
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Old 23 May 2009, 16:15   #1
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Happy Have you ever found anything 'odd' when opening a warranty sealed Amiga?

Poll to follow. I remember someone taking a door card off on a volkswagen and finding a Yoghurt pot from the factory!
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Old 23 May 2009, 17:03   #2
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You need to add "Pubic hair" and "Crumbs" to the list
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Old 23 May 2009, 17:28   #3
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I found:
spare screw from nowhere in my NES clone (http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9528/bs500asqv2.jpg)
a lot of strange, sticky white dust in my Python joystick
two odd switches hidden under case of Sega Genesis clone (marked only as SW3 & SW4)
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Old 23 May 2009, 21:10   #4
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Of the above choices, only two are relevant in my case (pun intended!). In my brand new Escom A1200 I found only a motherboard (as expected), and in a used Commodore A1200 I bought recently there was both a motherboard and Coca-Cola spillage (or what looked very much like it!).
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Old 23 May 2009, 21:17   #5
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Old 26 May 2009, 14:35   #6
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Old 26 May 2009, 16:51   #7
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a lot of strange, sticky white dust in my Python joystick
Probably bits of silicon grease?
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Old 26 May 2009, 16:54   #8
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I don't know, but now I have same model without dust.
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Old 03 June 2009, 20:32   #9
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My favorite was finding two roaches in that unused pop-off NES compartment (in a US system).

One was the insect kind, one wasn't. I wasn't tempted to mess with either considering how close together they were. Eww.
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Old 04 June 2009, 01:46   #10
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Found a dead mouse in a 2 week old photocopier once - It electrocuted itself and blew the PSU
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Found a dead mouse in a 2 week old photocopier once - It electrocuted itself and blew the PSU
How sure can you be that it wasn't assassinated in some twisted rodent conspiracy? Suicide, accidental or otherwise, sure sounds awfully convenient.
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Old 06 June 2009, 19:51   #12
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Poll to follow. I remember someone taking a door card off on a volkswagen and finding a Yoghurt pot from the factory!
My old dealer told me they once found a complete electronic screwdriver (the kind like they use in F1 to change tires during a pitstop) tucked away in the engine bay of a newly deliver Range Rover
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Old 06 June 2009, 21:36   #13
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To be honest i don't break the seals unless i have to! If it works then i will leave the seal intact until something goes wrong or i feel like modding something
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Spider's nest in a sealed A1200.
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Old 08 June 2009, 16:30   #15
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a lot of strange, sticky white dust in my Python joystick
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Probably bits of silicon grease?
s2325 hopes that sticky white stuff was silicon grease! - maybe someone at the factory had been waggling their very own joystick while assembling his...
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Old 09 June 2009, 08:33   #16
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Found a dead mouse in a 2 week old photocopier once - It electrocuted itself and blew the PSU
Don't talk to me about mice! A couple of years ago I opened my car bonnet to check the oil level and discovered mice had decided to make nests in the engine compartment lining. They had ripped it to shreds and the padded insides of the lining was everywhere.

And then last week I went into the shed and found mice had decided to make that their home. They had eaten all our boots, anything made of cotton in the draws, and the gazebo!



Regarding the findings inside Amigas. Only ever found lots of dust and crumbs when opening up A500's I've acquired over the years.
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Don't talk to me about mice! A couple of years ago I opened my car bonnet to check the oil level and discovered mice had decided to make nests in the engine compartment lining.
If you have that sort problems with mice you should get a cat! Shoon could advise that more properly, as he has like some 30 cats or so. But from my experience a cat is also good to eat roaches too, so you can have your equipment in mint condition.
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