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Old 11-11-10, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Butane lighter causes computer to stop working

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.
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Post a picture of your butane lighter. I'd like to see what it looks like.
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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
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it uses an EXTREMELY high voltage to ignite the gas. Probably emi or something that caused the ****up.
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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.
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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.
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video or it didn't happen
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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.
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interesting....
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interesting....
not really, theres a reason computer hardware is shielded and grounded.
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i meant interesting why you use candles, my eyes are in terrible shape, and its tough to game at night.
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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?
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