Today on our Intranet Portal, the main article was a warning for all employees with a new PC:
It explained how to shut down your PC when it doesn’t react anymore. As there is no powerswitch at the backside, you have to push the front power button for ± 5 seconds. So far so good. Not everyone is expected to be aware of this, especially not the people that manage to fuck up a rock-solid workstation :).
Yet, the reason why this is shown on the portal raised a frown on my face.
According to the article, several employees had used the “special” switch at the back to switch off the PC. Indeed, that small red switch to choose between 230Volt (Europe etc.) and 115Volt (US etc.)…
With a nice KABOOM and a scrapped PC as a result
The general outcome of this, is a worldwide replacement of the power sources for every new PC in the company (~ 40.000). The new power sources will be foolproof without voltage switch
anyone with other “appropriate” measures to counter these kind of issues?