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<p>About 2:00 this afternoon I'm sitting in my office just outside the computer room when I hear one of the programmers exclaim in a serious voice, "something is definitely burning".  I jumped up and sure enough there was a very strong smell of melting plastic and wires coming from the computer room.  The IT staff and I had a difficult time smelling exactly where the odor was coming from but we narrowed it down and began shutting down some systems trying to beat the fire alarm and fire suppression system from coming on.  There was a very slight haze in the room.</p>
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<p>We finally got the odor to start dissipating and began systematically dismantling various servers and computer boxes to find what exactly had singed.  Couldn't find it.  We didn't dare just assume the danger was over and go home.  After about 3 hours we finally found the "smoking" server so to speak.  It was fortunately one that wasn't serious so out it came and it has been properly dismantled and moved to somewhere that it no longer poses a threat to our jobs.  Murphy's law says someone will undoubtedly want something off that server next week.  They better have had a backup is all I can say. </p>
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<p>That was my exitement for the day and hopefully right up until I retire in a few years.</p>
 

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<p>Yes we do.  And that was what we were greatly concerned about going off if we could not find the source in time.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GaReb770</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69315/fire-in-the-computer-room#post_1930755"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Yes we do.  And that was what we were greatly concerned about going off if we could not find the source in time.</p>
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One time our halon alarm went off in error.  We had two buttons, one to emergency release halon, and one to STOP the release of halon.  The problem was, the one to stop the release had to be held in manually.  Well, some poor guy held the button in...for 1 hour, while waiting for the techs from the halon company to come and fix the system.</p>
 
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