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How to let the smoke out of your old VCR


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I have only one

on YouTube, and it's fits in this category. My smoke wasn't caused by an electrical fire; you can see a burning pine cone on the vacuum's exhaust for a few seconds in the beginning.

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QUOTE (BobHamburger @ Dec 21 2008, 09:19 AM)

The reason that all electronic devices work in the first place is that they contain magic smoke. The magic smoke makes everything function. We know that this theory is correct, because when the magic smoke escapes, the device doesn't work any more.

And because of the second law of thermodynamics, it costs more energy to try to put back the magic smoke inside than to just buy a new one...

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