The Unfortunate Truth About Life, Fire and Charred Laptops :-(

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    The Unfortunate Truth About Life, Fire and Charred Laptops :-(

    As many of you will have noticed - I haven't been on here for a while.

    The reason for this was a fire at my flat which unfortunately gutted the flat, killed all my cats and nearly killed me while I was sleeping. If a friend hadn't have rung me, I wouldn't have woke up .

    In temporary accomodation at the moment but have to visit friends at the mo for a computer and internet access so a new laptop to replace my newly charred laptop would be good .

    Unfortunately as well to add insult to injury, I find out my house insurance ran out 2 months ago - after 4 years of having it and after 30,000 worth of property went up in smoke.

    So, if anybody takes anything from this I want it to be the following:

    1) Always have a smoke alarm.
    2) Check your house insurance.
    3) Pray to God it never happens to you!
    David Smith
    Managing Director
    DPS Computing Limited

    - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
    - New Site (10/2009)

    #2
    Holy moly, I'm sorry to hear that! I do hope that you find some permenant accommodation soon. I suppose it must feel scary knowing that you were close to death like that?

    I always make sure everythings off before I go out, I'm very much aware about the heat from computers and everything which can easily cause a fire. Do you know what caused the fire in your flat?

    Sorry about your cats as well. My thoughts are with you at what must be a difficult time.

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      #3
      Cheers Josh - yep, is extremely scary - doesn't bare thinking about, God must have been looking down on me at least in some ways that day!

      Everything was off but unfortunately the actual wiring of the flat caused a fire - a problem which the landlord had promised to solve by replacing the 30 year old out of date electrics on numerous occasions - the most recent dating back to two years ago.

      Thanks, I miss having them around now, it doesn't seem the same - but getting another one seems too soon and of course they will never be replaced - but they may eventually gain a brother or sister hopefully .
      David Smith
      Managing Director
      DPS Computing Limited

      - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
      - New Site (10/2009)

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        #4
        Originally posted by DPS Computing View Post
        Cheers Josh - yep, is extremely scary - doesn't bare thinking about, God must have been looking down on me at least in some ways that day!

        Everything was off but unfortunately the actual wiring of the flat caused a fire - a problem which the landlord had promised to solve by replacing the 30 year old out of date electrics on numerous occasions - the most recent dating back to two years ago.

        Thanks, I miss having them around now, it doesn't seem the same - but getting another one seems too soon and of course they will never be replaced - but they may eventually gain a brother or sister hopefully .
        Dodgy electrics, maybe grounds for legal action?? Was anyone else hurt in the fire?

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          #5
          Originally posted by flesso View Post
          Dodgy electrics, maybe grounds for legal action?? Was anyone else hurt in the fire?
          Probably - but at least grounds for civil action to get my stuff back! - Not physically apart from me, but obviously the mental strain and shock for the other people staying there is a factor.
          David Smith
          Managing Director
          DPS Computing Limited

          - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
          - New Site (10/2009)

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            #6
            Originally posted by DPS Computing View Post
            Probably - but at least grounds for civil action to get my stuff back! - Not physically apart from me, but obviously the mental strain and shock for the other people staying there is a factor.
            Oh well, good luck with it all. :smile:

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              #7
              Sorry to read this. Thank God your precious life is saved. Hope and pray that you get back all that you have lost. I will keep you and all your loved ones in my prayers.

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                #8
                Thanks - its much appreciated from you both .
                David Smith
                Managing Director
                DPS Computing Limited

                - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
                - New Site (10/2009)

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                  #9
                  Geez DPS,

                  That sounds real bad... Im glad your ok though, :frown:


                  One note I'll take from this, never leave my phone on silent when at home
                  S1TE - www.s1te.net

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Site View Post
                    Geez DPS,

                    That sounds real bad... Im glad your ok though, :frown:


                    One note I'll take from this, never leave my phone on silent when at home
                    Yer, mine was on vibrate but as it was in my pocket and i still had my trackie bottoms on so it woke me - don't normally have them on so it was kinda lucky.
                    David Smith
                    Managing Director
                    DPS Computing Limited

                    - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
                    - New Site (10/2009)

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                      #11
                      Sorry to hear that but thanks God you have been saved, take care.

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                        #12
                        Thanks paul
                        David Smith
                        Managing Director
                        DPS Computing Limited

                        - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
                        - New Site (10/2009)

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                          #13
                          Probably - but at least grounds for civil action to get my stuff back!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ertdfg22 View Post
                            Probably - but at least grounds for civil action to get my stuff back!
                            Unfortunately I didn't pursue it at the time. I had far too much to do . But things are much better now thankfully .
                            David Smith
                            Managing Director
                            DPS Computing Limited

                            - Massive update! (September 2011) - It's now not neglected!!
                            - New Site (10/2009)

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