Comcast Tech Mistakes Power Cable, Destroys PowerBook

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Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2006, 08:48
Category: Sighting

An article over at MacWork.com describes the full story of a PowerBook being destroyed back in November when a Comcast cable technician arrived to install a broadband connection, mated a rooftop power cable with a similar-appearing coaxial cable.
powerboom.jpg
The resulting explosion, which the user described as a “bright flash of light accompanied by a very loud explosion at the work desk. It was as loud as an illegal M-80 on the Fourth of July,” managed to damage or destroy a connected 15″ PowerBook, three external hard drives, video tapes, papers, CDs, floor, wall, radiator and desktop.
Although the user’s data was successfully recovered by Mac consulting firm OnDeckTech, Comcast, which acknowledges their fault in the incident, has been slow to repay the damage caused.
At least no one was hurt, but remember to be careful in the future.
If you have any comments, suggestions or have encountered similar incidents, let us know.


An article over at MacWork.com describes the full story of a PowerBook being destroyed back in November when a Comcast cable technician arrived to install a broadband connection, mated a rooftop power cable with a similar-appearing coaxial cable.
powerboom.jpg
The resulting explosion, which the user described as a “bright flash of light accompanied by a very loud explosion at the work desk. It was as loud as an illegal M-80 on the Fourth of July,” managed to damage or destroy a connected 15″ PowerBook, three external hard drives, video tapes, papers, CDs, floor, wall, radiator and desktop.
Although the user’s data was successfully recovered by Mac consulting firm OnDeckTech, Comcast, which acknowledges their fault in the incident, has been slow to repay the damage caused.
At least no one was hurt, but remember to be careful in the future.
If you have any comments, suggestions or have encountered similar incidents, let us know.

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