By iplaytwister - 22/10/2009 21:00 - United States

Today, I realized that sometimes I forget to turn off my desk light when I leave the room for dinner. I also learned that said desk light can get hot enough to melt plastic, which is why my brand-new laptop screen was literally oozing onto the table top when I got back. FML
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iplaytwister tells us more.

OP here. Technically this happened almost a year ago, and I wrote the FML from my new(er) laptop, which is a mac. It WAS true, and the desk light was a regular desk light, I had it like 8 inches from the screen (Toshiba laptop), and it melted the plastic all around the corner of my screen and onto my screen. When I rescued it, I could see into the cords and everything inside. so yea.

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fuckyou1337 0

Errrm what crappy laptop do you have? I don't know of any that would have a plastic screen, and seeing as the internal components of a laptop can get very hot if you are doing something that requires a lot of power, I doubt you would have a lamp that can get your laptop hotter than that and melt it.

How long were you at lunch for? That is a powerful lamp.

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dspadres 0

Did you have the light literally resting on your screen? How did you manage to get it close enough?

Usually I hate it when people automatically scream "fake!" because there is at least one in every FML. But this time I'm going to give a big, fat "I don't fucking believe this story."

fuckyou1337 0

Hrmm I had 4th reply but I don't know what happened to it. But anyways I agree. Besides the fact I've never seen a laptop with a plastic screen, the internal components of a laptop get at least 5x hotter than anything a simple lamp could so you computer screen shouldn't melt. The only chance you have of that happening is if you had a fucking heat lamp or something similar.

jonfrmfl 0

This happened to me and my brand new laptop like a year ago. its a halogen desk lamp and it was over a foot away from the PC at the time but luckily it only melted a tiny portion near the top so the screen is still perfect.

S M R T...

WHAT A FAKE!!!! if your computer screen broke what the hell are you writing this with? faggot

And that's why you use fluorescent light bulbs. They get less hot, and your power bill is smaller

OP here. Technically this happened almost a year ago, and I wrote the FML from my new(er) laptop, which is a mac. It WAS true, and the desk light was a regular desk light, I had it like 8 inches from the screen (Toshiba laptop), and it melted the plastic all around the corner of my screen and onto my screen. When I rescued it, I could see into the cords and everything inside. so yea.

RachelTM 0

Thank you, OP, for coming back to clarify. ;-)

if it got that hot, then call the manufacturer of the lamp or the bulb

QuentinM95 0

Ah, the Archimedes death lamp...

This was not funny the first or second time you said it. Why would it be funny this time around?

wow, awesome. ydi. sorry.

wtf did you have a heating lamp you idiot.

iloveronaldo 0

W.O.W!! No comment! I'm just not sure if it's fake or not!