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I think the dumbest thing I've ever done with a computer is probably when I was working on a motherboard that caught on fire and like a dumbass I go ...
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- 05-05-2006 #1
Dumbest thing you've ever done with a computer
I think the dumbest thing I've ever done with a computer is probably when I was working on a motherboard that caught on fire and like a dumbass I go around looking for it when it just so happens to be right in front of me along with 3 feet of smoke.
So I've told you mine. Whats yours?
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- 05-05-2006 #4
Originally Posted by Tainted_Girl
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
Erm, mine was prob in the summer. I was listening to music, and playing with my server. I couldnt hear the fans due to excess loud music. So I pulled out the hard drive power socket, then plugged another hard drive in. Needless to say the psu decided it didnt like that.
Otherwise I cant think of anything.
Well maybe also when I blueTacked a heatsink to a processor----that I ripped of a gfx card.
I then got a room fan and placed it in the computer.
- 05-05-2006 #5
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- Mar 2005
I mkswapped my /home partition... Luckily, it survived, even after being swapon'ned since nothing had been written to it yet - I just swapoff'ed it again, copied everything to another hd, reformatted /home and copied everything back... Since livecd's and such recognised it as swap and swapon'ned it again at every boot, so I was afraid of it swapping something once and destroying my data... Gotta be more careful before formatting anything now
- 05-05-2006 #6
Got angry with my old box and completely dismantled it - chucked it all in a box and then went to the pub.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 05-05-2006 #7
1. somehow screwed up a disk instalation of suse linux 10.
2. opened a zip file onto my desktop.
3. spent sums of money on software attempting to close the many holes in windows.
4. opened bad Email.
5. let accumulated cookies fry a computer.
The Smartest thing I ever did with my computer is to install Suse Linux 10 and never go onto the Internet using anything else.
- 05-05-2006 #8
I opened up my case to install a hard drive one day. I then desided to clean 2 years worth of dust off my heat sink, not knowing my heat sink dossent come off. I tried anyway and took my CPU which is a chip type with it.. Like an idiot i try to put it back heat sink and all and bend some pin's i had to scrape the thermal paste off with a razor to get the chip off the heatsink and replace it after strighting out the pins with needlenose pliers
- 05-05-2006 #9
Oh, where so i START?
There was that one time when i bought an old mac from a second hand store and it was raining and i left it outside then turned it on. it was one of those types that has a monitor built into it, you know, and it kinda blew up heh.
And the one time i had an old computer and plugged the power supply backwards into the motherboard, mmm...sparks.
The time when i unplugged a harddrive and plugged in another one while the computer was on. kinda like what AndrewB did.
Installing windows was the worst thing though
- 05-05-2006 #10Originally Posted by Game master pro