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Whats is the worst thing you have ever done on a computer?

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:30 am
by jonlg_uk
Me i accidently turned the voltage regulation on the back of my PSU from 230V to 120V and blew my computer up :) how about you?

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:43 am
by starfoxtj
Connected an IBM hard drive with the power on, hehe sparkie! :roll:

server

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:53 am
by jonlg_uk
when i was younger i accidently shut down my school server with about 100 people using it big mistake

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:57 am
by romans1423
Nothing too major... while playing a game on my old Amiga, I touched the screen to wipe some dust off; the static electricity caused a shock between my other hand and the metal part of the joystick, which apparently fried the port the joystick was plugged into... My hand didn't feel too great for an hour or so either.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:59 am
by battye
Deleted config.php and didn't know how to recreate it..
I guess I'm going pretty well then if that's the worst :lol:

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:10 am
by Fubonis
Plastered it with baby-batter.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:12 am
by Graphic
Whats is the worst thing you have ever done on a computer?


Installed Windows. :lol:

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:05 am
by sonyboy
Graphic wrote:
Whats is the worst thing you have ever done on a computer?


Installed Windows. :lol:


hahaha, for me would be deleting last copy of my forum with ton of MODs that I add to.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:36 am
by Ksilebo
Installed RAM backwards.

The really really bad part is it was recently...and it was a stick of DDR266, and on an Abit NF7-S. It was not mine. I felt very dumb. Fried the board, RAM, however, was fine.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:09 am
by smithy_dll
I thought most components in computers these days could only be installed one way (I thought RAM was one of them), not like 10 years ago

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:29 am
by ZoliveR
The worst that i've done in a computer? When i was younger (8 years ago), i was curious about a switch that was in the back of my computer... I switched and pssschhhht! So i went for changing my alimentation bloc.

Else, i had 2 magnets, and (always for curiosity), i tested them around a pin of a socket (the little metallic pin that you can see on an electric socket), and i was quite for a fear (i risked to be electrocuted)

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:56 am
by Vic D'Elfant
Hm... the worst I've done at a computer... I accidentally formatted the hard disk partition which contained all data, instead of the partition which contained the OS. And, at that time, I didn't made backups :lol:
So there was about one year of scripts, office documents, and my dad's files gone.

But now I backup my data twice a week 8)

Vic

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:58 am
by adamsmark
Let's see...

I once tried to rip out a CPU that was sodered to the motherboard. Used a screw driver (got part of it out)

Snapped a RAM chip in pieces to make it fit (it looked segmented).

Dropped a Mac SE down a flight of stairs (actually, apart from a scratch on the back, it wasn't damaged--I once saw a Mac Plus fly across a news room; it worked, too).

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:41 am
by Ksilebo
smithy_dll wrote: I thought most components in computers these days could only be installed one way (I thought RAM was one of them), not like 10 years ago


I somehow forced it in. I was distracted while I was doing it.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:59 am
by starfoxtj
Oh yea a good one I forgot.

Hot swapping 486 chips! And it worked!!! :razz:

Although it did freeze the computer, but after a reset it was fine!