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Disaster What hardware have you broken?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Sc0rian, 23 Apr 2003.

  1. dragon2309

    dragon2309 techie

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    Lol, you cant really blame the card for that.... pushing it to the maxx, cooling it with a sub-zero cooling device and altering the default BIOS/firmware..... and you expected it to work, and after you doused it in water when the head pressure in your WC got too high and popped the tubing off.... lol, i wouldnt blame the card...

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  2. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Well lets see there is the 9800xt ATI Radeon card I had the heatsink off and was waiting thinking how to get thermal goope so I was using the back side spring lock thingy to scrape dried goope off the side of the core. RIgh ton the corner twist metal do-dad and crack goes the corner of the core the thing works...

    Today I was overclocking my XP Barton 2800+ set it to 9.0/16.5 w/e multi at 180 fsb the thing wouldn't post/respond nothing. Finally took ou tthe cmos battery now the thing is working again. Technically this was yesterday.
     
  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Just killed my Benq FP937S+ (19" LCD monitor). Its had problems for a while but today I noticed that there was sparking when I moved the power connector. Now it won't turn on at all. :(

    I think it didn't like being moved around from home to uni and back again repeatedly in a suitcase. :D

    This means that I'm back to a 15" CRT until Benq's service dept contact me and finish the RMA. I hope they're quick. :sigh:
     
  4. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Prolly just a loose plug.
     
  5. ultramouley

    ultramouley What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmmm, Whilst fitting a water block to my xfx 7800gt I managed get a small piece of solidified arctic silver caught between two sections of circitry and it refused to start up.
    Many tears were shed that day! :waah:

    Two weeks later I saw the offending item and removed it, and yes the card fired up and lived once more. :clap:

    This was after I bought an x1900xtx as a replacement.
    And so I sold the 7800gt on and got 140 quid back!
    :D :D :D :thumb:

    So much for arctic silver being none conductive. :eyebrow:
     
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  6. LuitvD

    LuitvD What's a Dremel?

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    lol, that stuff is like 90% silver, and silver is conductive as hell... Don't know how they can claim it being non-conductive... or even really make it non-conductive :eyebrow:
     
  7. BlackMan

    BlackMan Minimodder

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    silver is like the most conductive metal
     
  8. chunkylover

    chunkylover What's a Dremel?

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    removable hard drive,
    i had the case off the removable drive and rested the circuit board on a cd case on top of my pc,
    i knocked the pc,
    BANG, SQUEEEEEEEEEK and an electric shock but overall not to bad , only a knackered 250gb drive and freecom circuit board,

    not to bad i supose lol
     
  9. sunnyg

    sunnyg What's a Dremel?

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    my bfg 6800gtoc caught fire while in the case.

    no idea why.
     
  10. Guest-2867

    Guest-2867 Guest

    [LIES]
    Never broke a sausage

    Everything that has broken I have managed to succesfully ressurect using my ghetto soldering skills

    i am stink :rock:
    [/LIES]

    :D
     
  11. Flyinghaggis

    Flyinghaggis What's a Dremel?

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    A capacitor (might've been a transistor) exploded in my PSU once, resulted in a cloud of smoke, a bang and some srange fluid inside it.
     
  12. Josh8178

    Josh8178 What's a Dremel?

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    Set the jumper switches on an old MSI mobo w/400mhz amd k6-2 so that the vcore was max, turned on the psu, the thing didnt post so i waited and i saw blue smoke coming from the right bottom corner of the mobo, from some kind of flat chip w/3pins transistor i think, then the CPU got so hot it cracked and it switched off!! there was no HSF on the cpu!

    Me and my cousin connected one of those 12v jump packs to a Each side of a 486, the thing got so hot it smoked and then shattered

    soldered some wires directly to the motor pins on an old DVD-ROM and connected it to the 12v jump pack! the thing spun so fast the disc smashed
     
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  13. JS1

    JS1 What's a Dremel?

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    £750 of hardware when i flicked the european voltage switch! never done that again.
     
  14. Ron1jed

    Ron1jed What's a Dremel?

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    i broke a cpu before. it was like glued to the heatsink so i tried to separate the 2 using a screw driver. didn't work out to that good. Split the cpu in half :clap:
     
  15. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    Laptop screen at work. Knocked over a tripod and it just so happened to land smack bang in the middle of the (taken apart at the time) screen.

    Luckily I didn't have to pay for it because when I phoned the client to update him (Wasn't planning on telling him about the screen because I'd bid on one on ebay) he just said he wanted his data off it and we could keep it for spares if we didn't charge him for the data recovery.

    Close one!
     
  16. C0nKer

    C0nKer What's a Dremel?

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    a 300 dollar stepper controller module. It is a very good module, but at one time, one of my 24V lines accidentally shorted with 5V, sending 24V into the PIC inside the stepper controller module, and it got destroyed. worse thing is it doesnt give any indication(the circuitry is enclosed inside a big heatsink - the whole module looks like a big aluminium brick), just that suddenly i notice the stepper doesn't lock itself when the device is on. change module and it runs again. :wallbash:
     
  17. C0nKer

    C0nKer What's a Dremel?

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    i had this situation before, but mine survived, i gave my heatsink a hotbath, which meltes the heat-whatever-that-comes-with-P4 . safely taken it out.

    which the taking out of CPU and heatsink from mobo wasnt exactly smooth, the whole thing got stuck there, i yanked both(CPU stuck to heatsink) out of the mobo socket, which the lever was still DOWN, it survived though.
     
  18. Butcher9_9

    Butcher9_9 What's a Dremel?

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    i killed a cd burner when i tryed to remove the front of my case and the front of the cd burner got caught on the case front and it pulled the tray out and killed the motor
     
  19. Wilto

    Wilto What's a Dremel?

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    Fried my mates intel core 2 duo 6300.....hsf wasnt on properly! RMA it as DOA.....they never suspected a thing...phew!
     
  20. r0z|3o0n

    r0z|3o0n What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I pulled my Stock intel heatsink + socket 478 p4 out in 1 piece. I put the heatsink down, looked in the socket and was like WTF WHERE IS MY CHIP :confused: :confused: :confused: especially because the lever was still down.

    Pried it off with a craft knife, came away nice and easy once you break the initial seal.... cpu still goes to this day :D
     

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