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Old 5th Dec 2001, 01:30 PM   #1
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I destroyed my computer

My work computer, luckilly
I spilt 7up on it, and it doesn't have a case. it shutdown ok, but never booted back up
had to spend the afternoon first trying to get that working, then transferring the good bits to another machine
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 01:33 PM   #2
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That's why you don't get food or drink near your computer.

BTW how do those cyber cafe things work I mean what if one of those Koreans throws their coffe everywhere after they lose in starcraft?
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 02:08 PM   #3
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Sweet man.

Worst i've done was break a few keyboards by spilling soda into them.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 02:26 PM   #4
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Damn, what a waste of 7UP.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 02:28 PM   #5
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 02:29 PM   #6
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Now we know where your name comes from

I guess you want to rival Skumboy as God of PC armageddon
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 02:32 PM   #7
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unlucky dude , u should a kept it on and see how long it would work for
ive also had my fair share of liquid spillage on expensive stuff....like a pint of milk on my N64 on christmas day , lol...luckily it wasnt swiched on , and i just let it dry out

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Old 5th Dec 2001, 03:00 PM   #8
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Well my dad already spiled bear on our keyboard . The keys were all sticky after. And when we were pressing a key where it was spilled the key was staying pressed
dunno if you understood me
My english sucks.
I'm born french so that's why!
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 03:04 PM   #9
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 03:16 PM   #10
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A friend of mine went to MS-DOS mode and ran the command:

Attrib msdos.sys -s -h -r
Del msdos.sys

Just for the fun of it.

My brother once tried to see how much of C:\Windows\ will Win95 let you erase.

The answer is FAR TOO MUCH. ROFL like 50 File not found errors.
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 04:30 PM   #11
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Well my dad already spiled bear on our keyboard . The keys were all sticky after. And when we were pressing a key where it was spilled the key was staying pressed
dunno if you understood me
My english sucks.
I'm born french so that's why!
Sorry dude, that's gotta suck... the french part anyway
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 04:33 PM   #12
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I spell and drop thousands of pounds and gallons of food and drink a week on my keyboard and it still works
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 08:39 PM   #13
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I once opened up my keyboard to clean it and found(among other things):
A floppy disk(I DON'T know how it got in there... it was between the upper casing and the microchips)
Potato chips
About 3 cubic feet of dust
Mouse crap

And the time I picked up my monitor and smashed it into a wall...
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 10:24 PM   #14
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I once opened up my keyboard to clean it and found(among other things):
A floppy disk(I DON'T know how it got in there... it was between the upper casing and the microchips)
Potato chips
About 3 cubic feet of dust
Mouse crap

And the time I picked up my monitor and smashed it into a wall...
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Old 5th Dec 2001, 10:47 PM   #15
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The floppy disk in the keyboard thing scares me.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:33 AM   #16
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frustration can Really build up sometimes to MASSIVE proportions sometimes...

amitures all of ya. I destroyed a computer one day by first wacking it a few times, then kicking, stomping and even jumping 2 footed on the it. (i was having a bad day/week at the time. i felt not a BIT of regret for doing it either. ild much rather beat up on Things then people if it comes down to it. )
surprisingly except for the HD it still worked. and that with a MASSIVE dent in the side that the MB bolts to.

a seperate time i surprised myself by busting my 17in monitor simply by slugging the screen.

and ive hammered any number of keyboards. its why i dont buy em new.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:43 AM   #17
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The best thing to do with a KEYBOARD if you spill drink on it is to unplug it and run it under a tap (faucet), then when it's dried out it should (hopefully be OK).

When I used to work in support, I remember one of my colleagues giving this advice to someone though, I remember taking the follow up call....

- "Good afternoon, Helpdesk, _____ speaking"
- "I spilt some coffee on my keyboard earlier, and Philippa told me to unplug it run it under the tap, let it dry, and plug it back in."
- "Yes, that normally works"
- "Well, now I can't get my laptop to work at all"

LAPTOP????????????? O SH1T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The guy that rang actually had a doctorate, I couldn't believe he took his laptop off and ran it under a tap without even questioning it! (OK, my colleague probably should have asked if it was a laptop. As Einstein said "Only two things are infinite: the Universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the Universe).
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:47 AM   #18
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perversly ive heard that BEER will clean coffie soda or whatnot form a keyboard. so long as its unplugged of corse.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 03:00 AM   #19
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don't know if you can wash the newer keyboards,
but I have a mate who regularly puts his old keyboard :no win key under the shower. Comes up shiny and new and works fine after it's dried out
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 03:09 AM   #20
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You fools. The PC sucks for breaking the keyboard. What you want is an Amiga.

See, most of the computer goes in the keyboard. Well, towers are becoming more popular now, but that's not the point. What is the point is that almost every upgrade has something you put in there. After installing extra memory, a CD-ROM drive, a hard disc, on top of the fact that the floppy disk drive is also contained in the keyboard, you're pretty lucky if everything still remains intact.

It's really not advisable to have drink near a keyboard that contains everything except the power supply . Which I also managed to break, btw, by putting it on the wrong power setting - I accidentally flicked a switch which I had no idea what it did. Turns out it set it for European mains supplies rather than British. Result when I turned it on: large flash, smaller bang, and a lot of smoke.

That's around the time when I gave up and finally fully converted to the PC .
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