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Oooh, I remember one now. Powerwashed a keyboard. Didn't work after I let it dry for a few days....

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Mine used to be an accidental deletion on a customers server, but..

Did you know that killall on SCO is NOTHING LIKE the killall command on Linux? Neither did I, until I killed every process on a server with 700+ people on it.

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I remember when i was playing Delta Force 2. And my fan wasnt the best on my CPU... I started playing, and I saw all this smoke flying around. Next thing I knew it, my computer was on fire....


But i got a new one :D so i guess its the best thing thats ever happened to me :) lol

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yeah i really screwed up that day
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Ksilebo wrote: Oooh, I remember one now. Powerwashed a keyboard. Didn't work after I let it dry for a few days....


believe it or not i have done that, i bathed my keyboard and stuck it in the airing cupboard, everthing worked properly if you hit the keys as hard as u cud. my finger were sore by the end of it
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huh that would be an interesting experiment for a science fair or somethin. See how long different pieces of computer hardware last when soaked in water. lmao
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For me i would say formating the hard drive without the right steps. And screwed it up.
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Wow, you know that virus' don't completely kill PCs right? Maybe, MAYBE, kill a harddrive, but all you have to do is format most the time. And it's your own fault for buying a $1500 computer.
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ryan444123 wrote: huh that would be an interesting experiment for a science fair or somethin. See how long different pieces of computer hardware last when soaked in water. lmao


Interesting thing is I saw a news article that firefighters could use called water replacement. It's quite interesting. It means instead of using water that destroys electronic equipment, this stuff saves electronic equipment. To demonstrate this, they had a TV soaking in the stuff, yet still managed to show the ad for the stuff. So if your intense overclocking session gets a little too hot, you can drench the flames yet still get it working afterwards ;)

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I can't say i've really done anything bad to a computer, hardwarewise. Perhaps i'm just lucky. However, I do a lot of bad things on a computer.

I just can't help torturing new IRC users. It's just too much fun.
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The mere presence of this thread jinxed me.

I spilled pepsi in my powerbook this morning.

I am thankful for insurance.

I am very pissed off at myself...

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I have an obsession with pc cooling... I had just finished building my 2nd water-cooled pc. Had installed a water pressure guage on the front for looks and functionailty, it got to pressure then straight back down again and a large ammount of blue ish grey smoke appeared from the case. Fried the motherboard and psu very nicely indeed...

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FF8Jake` wrote: I can't say i've really done anything bad to a computer, hardwarewise. Perhaps i'm just lucky. However, I do a lot of bad things on a computer.

I just can't help torturing new IRC users. It's just too much fun.

Yes, you're certainly queen of that domain. :)

And luckily I share your history of never having killed a piece of computer hardware. I've been using PCs since Q-BASIC on my IBM XT, so I'd say that's a pretty good track record. :)
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Kazer0 wrote: Wow, you know that virus' don't completely kill PCs right? Maybe, MAYBE, kill a harddrive, but all you have to do is format most the time


Try searching info about win95 CIH Aka Chernobyl. And AFAIK also some versions of win32 magistr were written to obtain the same dreadful effect on infected PCs.
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Whoops, I posted in this thread earlier about breaking a motherboard by pushing an ATA connector in too hard, but I forgot to mention the time I was installing a hard drive and dropped it. Yup, call me butterfingers. Dropped it on a hard ceramic-tile floor.

It "sort of" worked afterwards, with massive bad sectors and strange noises and terrible unreliability, so I ended up junking it and reminding myself to hold hard drives more carefully in future.
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