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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimedog
    Well, just my Jag. And that was with using a SNES power supply. Which, I have since learned is a really dumb idea. It got all smokey, but no actual flames. Speaking of which, anybody know if any other power supplies work on the Jag? I realize this one is shot, but I might find another without the cords.
    You have to pay attention to the voltage and more importantly, the amperage ratings of the power supply-vs-the draw of the unit. Another is the tip/ring of the power supply, most game systems are DC and don’t like it when you reverse the polarity. I once plugged a regular Genesis power supply into my Sega CD and fried it! (I did it on accident). I went through and labeled my stuff after that.

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    The owner of the Indy shop I used to go to lost his house from a fire. It started off a wall plug that had a powerstrip plugged into a fair number of his 'current play' systems (It wasnt the games fault, but something plugged into the other socket). He lost the front room and alot of games. It was very sad. But holding and playing with a melted PS controller was actually kinda funny. The buttons were really squishy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.FoodMonster
    Not caught on fire, but my old graphics card on this PC melted. It was a pretty decent card, but the manufactorer of it was known to be very, very shitty, and there were hundreds of examples of the same thing happening.
    Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. The card was a
    XFX GeForce FX5700 LE 256MB with TV-Out and DVI.

    Not the top of the line, but I paid a pretty penny for it. It burned out just over a year after I got it (meaning just after the manufacturer’s warranty expired). meh.

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    No game or computers. But I did see a monitor burst into flames years ago while on my job. It flamed for about 10 seconds, then smoked like hell. I got it fired for smoking on the job.

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    None of mine, but my dad told me that when he had an Intellivision back in the day, it caught on fire.
    He said he played MLB for too long

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