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SlideshowTop 10 Bizarre Things Found Inside Telecom Hardware
Steve Saunders
8/23/2013

Telecom equipment requires a clean environment to operate optimally. Dust and other forms of dirt can result in overheating, reducing efficiency and the overall lifespan of the equipment. But every now and then, engineers open up the cases in their wiring closets and find strange things inside.

Click the image below for a slideshow of odd things engineers have unearthed.

 

10. A silicon engineer's name etched with a microlaser.
10. A silicon engineer's name etched with a microlaser.

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Ray@LR
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12/31/2013 | 12:41:46 PM
Re: Justin Beiber
Some things can never be found...
phoneman267
phoneman267
12/30/2013 | 11:50:45 PM
Justin Beiber
Must have had a real search to find Justin Beibers talent!
b393capt
b393capt
9/30/2013 | 12:53:15 PM
Toothbrush
3. Does toothbrush count, or does that happen way to often to be Bizarre ( probably used to clean contacts) ?

2, Vice grips  (what on earth was someone thinking ?)

1. Barbie Doll with 10+ outfits in tool box.
Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders
8/26/2013 | 3:31:47 PM
Re: TechInsights
LOL!

A hilariously out of place peice of silicon - they'd probably find that fantastically amusing, sadly.

SS

 

 
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
8/26/2013 | 3:30:01 PM
TechInsights
These are a great mix of hilarious and disgusting. I'm having a hard time believing the human head, but perhaps a finger (nail?) at least. We should ask the teardown experts over at UBM TechInsights to weigh in on anything surprising they've found too. (But it might just be a Samsung processor in an Apple product!!)
Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders
8/26/2013 | 1:44:24 PM
Re: Snake?
eek! a snake!
calixalien
calixalien
8/26/2013 | 1:42:58 PM
Snake?
How about a snake... http://community.calix.com/t5/Calix-Community-Blog/Photos-From-The-Field-A-Snake-Crawls-into-a-C7/ba-p/9876
brookseven
brookseven
8/25/2013 | 1:36:32 PM
Re: Polly grip
One of first installations in Mexico had chicken feathers in the power supply from the chickens running around the CO.

seven

 
DanJones
DanJones
8/24/2013 | 1:47:36 PM
Re: Polly grip
Ha!
Carol Wilson
Carol Wilson
8/24/2013 | 7:26:22 AM
Re: Polly grip
For some reason this reminded me of the OSP vendor who sold cabinets that were pre-marked with graffitti in hopes of preventing further damage.

Steve, you had me on the first few. 
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