A friend of mine was calling in, complaining that his computer suddenly making
very strange noises. knowing that I am a computer tech guy he asked if I could
fix it. So I went there, and his computer really did sound strange, and both the
disk drive and the cdrom drive appeared to be dead. So I opened the case,
unplugged the disk drive and the cdrom, and the strange sound was gone.
Me: "It looks as if your floppy drive is stuck somewhere and can't move its
inner head. Did you do anything unusual lately?"
My Friend: "Oh no, I didn't do anything. Do you think it could be related to
the rain coming in through the open window last week?"
Me: "It depends. How much water was it?"
My Friend: "Ah, not much. It was that night when the power went out, and I had
to replace the fuses."
Me: "What? Not much water but the power went out?"
I opened the case and I found both the cdrom drive and the disk drive had turned
green and brown with rust.