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Maverick123w
11-11-10, 08:06 PM
So this is kind of crazy and I'm not quite sure what could cause this problem.

I enjoy lighting candles and having them on my desk while surfing the web at night. The candle light is a little easier on my eyes.

A couple of days ago I was lighting a candle and my screen went dark. All audio stopped coming from the speakers and everything. I thought great what now....

Restarted the machine and all was well. Now I just fired the lighter and up and bam it happened again. Rebooted the machine and again it happened as soon as I turned on the lighter.

Has anyone every heard of this before? It doesn't seem possible lol.

Starscream
11-11-10, 08:12 PM
Post a picture of your butane lighter. I'd like to see what it looks like.

Maverick123w
11-11-10, 08:16 PM
Standard Bic multipurpose lighter. I'm assuming it's butane... not that it would really make a difference....

http://www.grillwithbic.com/products/faqs.asp

Roadhog
11-11-10, 08:20 PM
it uses an EXTREMELY high voltage to ignite the gas. Probably emi or something that caused the ****up.

Maverick123w
11-11-10, 08:21 PM
it uses an EXTREMELY high voltage to ignite the gas. Probably emi or something that caused the ****up.

That's the only thing I can come up with. Weird that it's never happened before and now I can do it on command.

Roadhog
11-11-10, 08:23 PM
That's the only thing I can come up with. Weird that it's never happened before and now I can do it on command.

make sure your pc is grounded correctly.

ragejg
11-11-10, 08:38 PM
video or it didn't happen

Maverick123w
11-11-10, 09:07 PM
video or it didn't happen

Are you really going to make me break out my camera to make a vid :P

I think it has something to do with this CRT I'm using as a place holder while the my tv/monitor is in the living room for a week.

If I fire up the ligher by the PC it's fine but if I do it near the CRT it happens. EMI is beginning to seem like the culprit for sure now.

bob saget
11-11-10, 09:21 PM
interesting....

Roadhog
11-11-10, 09:22 PM
interesting....

not really, theres a reason computer hardware is shielded and grounded.

bob saget
11-11-10, 09:25 PM
i meant interesting why you use candles, my eyes are in terrible shape, and its tough to game at night.

Roadhog
11-11-10, 09:26 PM
i meant interesting why you use candles, my eyes are in terrible shape, and its tough to game at night.

maybe hes getting in the mood for a porn session?

bob saget
11-11-10, 09:34 PM
maybe hes getting in the mood for a porn session?

when the mood is not set correctly, all those hundreds of dollars go to waste. I've been there...:(



:bleh:

Maverick123w
11-11-10, 09:37 PM
when the mood is not set correctly, all those hundreds of dollars go to waste. I've been there...:(



:bleh:

:lol2:

rage10
11-11-10, 09:54 PM
take a video. humor us. if nothing else thats pretty cool.

Maverick123w
11-11-10, 10:12 PM
take a video. humor us. if nothing else thats pretty cool.

I'll put one up tomorrow

Peoples-Agent
11-12-10, 11:20 PM
The spirits of 3DFx are haunting you, think your starting a seance with those candles.

Maverick123w
11-13-10, 09:30 AM
The spirits of 3DFx are haunting you, think your starting a seance with those candles.

Haha, i attempted to make a video last night and now the machine won't do it. It did it on command the night before.

I know I know I'm making it up... seriously though I'm not. If I can get it to happen again I'll post a vid.

$n][pErMan
11-13-10, 12:16 PM
There is nothing worse... than having a PC lockup in the middle of a porn session... :(

Maverick123w
11-13-10, 12:17 PM
[pErMan;2346753']There is nothing worse... than having a PC lockup in the middle of a porn session... :(

Tell me about it....

betterdan
11-13-10, 01:07 PM
There is one thing worse... Having your credit card number stolen when trying to get a porn session going with an online stripper named Audry.

:bleh:

bob saget
11-13-10, 01:13 PM
There is one thing worse... Having your credit card number stolen when trying to get a porn session going with an online stripper named Audry.

:bleh:

she's a delicate flower.

Maverick123w
11-13-10, 01:57 PM
There is one thing worse... Having your credit card number stolen when trying to get a porn session going with an online stripper named Audry.

:bleh:

I was getting ready to pay a girl named Audry but my good buddy Nate said her services weren't worth it. Wheres Bob :bleh:

trivium nate
11-13-10, 03:01 PM
lol funny

General Lee
11-13-10, 10:47 PM
I should name my next illegitimate daughter Audry. Then I won't have anything to do with her, causing her to have serious daddy issues as she grows up. Then she'll meet a very lovely lady by the name of Nate.

The Brady Bunch FROM HELL!!!

:D