Advice on sellotape engineering


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So why don’t my friends listen to me?

I received an email today, with the picture above attached, from a friend who had broken her laptop charger. Would it be safe, she asked, to open it up and try to fix it herself? “Not at all”, I replied, it’s dangerous, and might even start a fire.

Two hours later, I received another email, along with the photo below. I just hope that her sellotape engineering skills are more advanced than her photography skills…


Photos courtesy of Simone Ciolek, amateur PC engineer, and even more amateur photographer.

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