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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Danger : LapTop on Beds

A friend of mine,  25 year old, Arun Gopal Ratnam, died  in a fire at home June 4th.

This is what happened.
He graduated with MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison two weeks earlier and came home. Had a lunch with his dad at home and decided to go back to to clean up his room at school. Father told him to wait and see his mother before he goes back for a few days.

He decided to take a snooze while waiting for his mom to come home from work.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw black smoke coming out of the house.

Their 25 year old son 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 lap top in the bed.

When the lap top is on the bed cooling fan does not get air to cool the computer and that is what caused the fire. He did not even wake up to get out of the bed he died of carbon monoxide.

The reason I writing this to all of you is that I have seen all of us using our lap top in bed. Let us all decide and make it a practice not to do that. Risk is real. Let us make it a rule not to use lap top in bed or put computer on bed with blankets and pillows around.

i really have to change my blogging habits already.


Hilda Milda™ said...

i used to go online on bed too with my laptop hot and steaming *gasp*

TOLANIC said...

Own an MBA at very young age? That’s weird because most of good quality MBA need at least 3 years of working experience in managerial level with bachelor degree.

I don’t think laptop is enough to create the fire. Based on my experience my desktop PC has blown several times already with fire. It was just few seconds and not enough energy to burn other things.

Everlyn said...

Dangerous ><
Nice post by the way =)

Nina Nurziana said...

yes tolanic - i dont believe it as well. but shit happends.. we never know

hilda & everlyn - just beware hun~ ;)

hudhud said...

wew, seriously? i tak suka online dekat tempat lain la. katil paling bet. cmne ni. huhuhu

encHIx laNDax said...

i pnyer tmpt on9 is atas katil,BUT!ada meja kecil/meja ABC yang bole diletakan sambil belunjur!hehe

saya_arief said...

aku selalu tido ngn laptop..

Cherrie said...

Saw the news as well. Luckily I didnt form that habit if not it will be hard to get rid of. XD

Mr Noble said...

cooler fan
thats my setup :)

Danial Ikhwan Jaafar said...

tak pernah lagi jadi tapi sebab aku pon tak suka laptop panas2, dah letak meja kecik sebelah katil. kerusi? fitness ball aku hahaa

JMR said...

ouch..dats too, get the rite cooler fan rite now..yes, rite now!

ken said...

makes the bed really warm =/

Bella said...

oh my really? i didn't know that.. i do that all the time.. as a matter of fact, i'm doing it right now.. cuma when i sleep, i'll put it on the floor (tiled floor)..

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

erm, i dun think it will burn the house, but the laptop will spoil lah. thanks for sharing. I think putting laptop on lap while using isnt healthy as well. Use a table for a safe side^^

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post, but i always use that, sometime i almost asleep with my laptop beside me in bed!

lilacfla said...

may peace be on him.

ish2 bahaya habit saya tdo dengan laptop

Nina Nurziana said...

thanks all for comments ;)

mi3ra said...

is this really happen to your friend or is it just from forward email?
i don't think it will burn down the house but the laptop fan will be spoil
then the laptop will suffer from autoshutdown due to overheating
because i've that problem before when my laptop is too hot, it will suddenly turn off by itself

Nina Nurziana said...

i think.. its because of the fuse or something.