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Disaster What hardware have you broken?

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

  1. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I flicked the little switch on the back of my psu once when my onboard gfx went funny, so i flicked it over and it burnt the motherboard, cpu, ram, err, not to sure what else died, but it sorted my problem :D :D

    Sam
     
  2. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    it happens sometimes with those, reason is on mine one of the edges has a small little dip in it where intel decided not to use enough metal, so it creates a suction.
     
  3. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    Same with my 3200...found a hairdryer did the trick pretty well for removing it easily...still goes now :)
     
  4. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Last piece of hardware I broke was a 10 base t hub that never worked properly :grr:

    .22 hollow point sorted it out :D
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I kinda broke an I-MAC, best thing to do to MAC's in my opinion :D

    Sam
     
  6. phelan1777

    phelan1777 What's a Dremel?

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    to simplify a complicated story, my older PC got caught in the crossfire between my ex and I.


    Salvaged a few parts out of it.
     
  7. MrSeanKon

    MrSeanKon Minimodder

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    An Albatron AMD 754 socket cos AGP/PCI was unlocked! :D
    I threw it on wall LOL..... :D :D
     
  8. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Sure does work, I hate those little heat pad thingies.
    Fixed a laptop one too many times, you know, how when you put it back together there are 3 screws left over, so you take it apart again. But this time there are 7 screws? Well I did it 4 times and ended up with 12 screws left over??? Still works, back with its owner. But I don't see why they use all those extra screws??? :eyebrow:
     
  9. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    My computer is now a murderer...I know it's not reallly related to the thread, but a bug flew through the fan on the front of my pc..all i heard was a brief buzz, and now it is no more...

    Well I guess something died in this post, just not hardware
     
  10. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Your right dude, not really related to this thread, if it was a radio controlled bug, then yea, would be suitible, but it isnt, so.......

    Sam
     
  11. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    It could have been radio controlled by some goverment agency that is out to spy on people, might be how the RIAA find music pirates :thumb:
     
  12. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    We don't have the technology, thankfully :worried:
     
  13. HighWire

    HighWire What's a Dremel?

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    In the past few months I have done my best again:

    Was making a running LED light from one of those kits, everything went smooth, until i powerd it up... (was ment to run at 220AC) The house went very dark all of a sudden...

    Managed to kill my former 7900Gtx when trying to fit a waterblock... Expensive joke, thank god AC supplies em with the block already attached :)

    I play the guitar, have 2 amps here (a small, little crappy Marshall and a big nice Vox :D) For some reason the Marshall decided to go haywire, after a few seconds of very high pitched tones it died... Me thinking it was dead, unplugged it... WHen i woke up i forgot all about it being dead and plugged it back in, and it still works... (makes some weird noices sometimes tho...)
    Blew the main fuse of the Vox aswell, but that was probably because of the crappy quality fuse that i put in it last time...

    (For those of u intrested, I own a Cort g200, was my first guitar, **** as hell..., and an american Fender stratocaster, i love that thing :) )

    A few days ago a friend of mine called me, telling me that his puter wouldnt boot anymore...

    When i arrived, i found out he was right, thing wouldnt make a beep... So i opend up the case and was welcomed with a small plume of smoke and a really awfull stench...

    Turns out: The PSU had a powersurge, fried... Along with it it fried the CPU, Motherboard and basicly everything attached to it besides the drives

    Wasnt me who did it, but was funny as hell to see my friends face when that smoke came out :)
     
  14. kosoku

    kosoku What's a Dremel?

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    :thumb: toasted psu modded leds to it ,,,toasted Hd it melted the board on it and it was glowing orange , broken motherboard, fryed a prossesor ,and last is i bent 20 ish pins on a brand new Amd 64x2 prosessor

    /the pc i did not like , purposly droped it to the floor , and had the hammer to the case ,
     
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  15. Fophillips

    Fophillips What's a Dremel?

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    I installed about 5 different operating systems on my old iMac G3 in one day. The HDD gave up the ghost. I also broke the HDD in my PowerMac G3 MiniTower.
     
  16. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    I've f***ed my ASUS A8N-SLI Premium doing a voltmod..while it was still in the case :p

    Served me right.

    I got it rma'd *evilgrin*
     
  17. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    About 3 years ago I fried 100gb worth of disk drives in my file server. I was making a more effective wiring scheme. When somehow I crossed the +5v and +12v lines. Underpowering the motor, and frying the logic on all 3 HDD's in the rack. 2 40's and a 20.

    Seems all I was doing was making an effective HDD killer. :wallbash:
     
  18. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Ah man, I remember doing the same thing with my WD Caviar. I was sleeving and messed up on 5V and 12V wire placement..

    I jacked up my DVD burner at the same time as well :duh:
     
  19. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    i have something fuuny for you and painful for me!

    i was see just how low i cud get the temps on the cpu by hooking the mains water supply i.e the tap (or faucet if your american) direct to the danger den block on the CPU, this block was one of them 3 barb job's that used alot of clips to hold the tubing in place.

    Anyway all hooked up and waste/hot water going down the sink and the machine running cool at 2.5GHz on a 2500+ xp on a abit AN7 and 9800pro volt modded to above XT speeds (cant remember the figures).

    I decide to increse the water flow a bit except the tap turned fast because my hand slipped. after seeing the tube buck and kick under pressure i heard a loud pop and running water which was followed by an explosion!!!! ah my kitchen and computer are on fire!!!!

    the water hitting the board caused a short and blew the atx connector clean off the board the sudden temperture change split the board down the middle, my lovely 9800 pro card got welded into the AGP socket from the high temps in the explosion that melted the solder.

    The PSU blew, HDD drives spun above 7200RPM i think because i heard what sounded like a buzz saw!

    However Floppy disc drives cant die! the discs die all the time but the cheapest bit of the machine lived didn't it! Dam thing! oh well!

    I guess the story here is just buy good water cooling and tighten or juiblee clips up!

    :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah:
     
  20. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    I can guarantee you weren't laughing at the time! :p
     

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