Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dont operate Laptop in Bed

Posted by kutty Wednesday, August 11, 2010, under | No comments

1.    Not to operate LAPTOP  on our beds.

2.    Not to allow them to get charged  on our beds  OR  allow them without disconnecting the power supply .

3.    Not to leave Lap tops in “ON “ condition OR on their own (even without charging) and go to sleep or without attendance.

4.    Do  not leave  a laptop on a bed without attendance.

{ Reason being : In absence of fan cooling there will be generation of extensive heat resulting in hot spot & finally culminating in fire}

Please go through a case report given by one our  colleague.

As most of us love to work with  laptop placed on the bed, below is excellent info to justify our practice.

LAPTOP awareness information.

A  family in Mequon lost their 25 year old son Arun Gopal  

in a freak fire accident at home June 4th. This is exactly what happened.

Arun had graduated with MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison just two weeks earlier and had came home from the campus for a day.

He had lunch with his dad at home and decided to go back to to clean up his room at the campus. However, his dad told him to wait and see his mother before returning to the campus as she was due back from work in a couple of hours. He decided to take a snooze while waiting for his mom while his dad went out.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw black smoke coming out of the house. The 25 year old Arun died in the three year old house. It took several days of investigation to find out the cause of the fire. It was determined that the fire was caused by laptop in the bed.

When the laptop is on the bed, the area below it is blocked and the cooling fan does not get air to cool it  and that is what caused the fire.

Arun did not even wake up to make any effort to get out of bed as he died of massive carbon monoxide inhalation. The purpose of this "forward" is to make aware that most of us use our laptop in bed and often go to sleep with it next to us. Please make it a practice not to do that.

The risk is very real. Make it a rule not to use the laptop in bed





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