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A circuit board makers testing machine suddenly began to smoke.A self-diagnostic check showed that internal components were “notcommunicating.” The machine was shut down and the internal switchcards and other plug-in components were removed. Investigatorsfound 52 switch cards and the motherboard were melted andcharred.

A metal test probe had apparently fallen into the machine andcaused the short circuit that damaged the electronics. Thesensitive equipment was typically used 22 hours a day and wascritical to test the continuity of printed circuit boards.

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