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I destroyed my computer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Syri, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    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
     
  2. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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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?
     
  3. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    Sweet man.

    Worst i've done was break a few keyboards by spilling soda into them.
     
  4. icest0rm

    icest0rm Ready for a cold one?

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    Damn, what a waste of 7UP. :(
     
  5. Clayeth

    Clayeth Classic

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    :con:
     
  6. 8-4-7-2

    8-4-7-2 New Member

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    Now we know where your name comes from

    I guess you want to rival Skumboy as God of PC armageddon
     
  7. LP

    LP *wants to be your friend*

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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 ;)

    BTW nice new sig 8-4-7-2
     
  8. Silver_Dragon

    Silver_Dragon Gone

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    :( wow :(

    Well my dad already spiled bear on our keyboard :p. 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! :)
     
  9. 8-4-7-2

    8-4-7-2 New Member

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    Ph34r my new random sig thingy

    Your father spilled a bear over your keyboard? :eek:
     
  10. Uri19

    Uri19 New Member

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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.
     
  11. Clayeth

    Clayeth Classic

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    Sorry dude, that's gotta suck... the french part anyway :D
     
  12. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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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 :)
     
  13. WildfireX

    WildfireX New Member

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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...
     
  14. Exar Kun [Sith]

    Exar Kun [Sith] Sith Lord

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    :confused: :con:
     
  15. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    The floppy disk in the keyboard thing scares me. :con:
     
  16. 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. :con: )
    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. :p
     
  17. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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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).
     
  18. perversly ive heard that BEER will clean coffie soda or whatnot form a keyboard. so long as its unplugged of corse. :p
     
  19. John13

    John13 Scrotum Pole

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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
     
  20. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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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 :D. 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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