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Bricking Your Device Horror Stories

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am sure at some point in our life we had to update update firmware or change a config setting in our network device's . Today myself i had a similar issue, when it happened i was like "shit none of these Pc's have a serial port on them" so me and my boss looked all around hoping to find a old PC's with a port. and lucky us packed away in the corner my boss whip out a old XP machines just so we could use a serial port to connect to router. Scary moment when your expensive network device become useless.

Was wonder if any of you had crazy story of  this happened to yourself?


 

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I had jumped into a pool with a phone on, smart me immediately tried to turn it on. Afterwards I placed it in rice for ~2days, and it booted, and the screen was f'd up, and touch screen only worked for ~2 seconds after turning on the screen, in which I could turn off and on to use the phone to disable some features before I officially replaced it. (Samsung Galaxy S4)


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My cat pissed on my old computer. It proceeded to catch on fire.

I hear cat stuff allot. Cat's always seem to become involved when it  comes to computers.  Whats up with that ? lol

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Bricked a GTX 590 trying to flash a custom BIOS to it, also almost Bricked my first 770 trying to flash a EVGA SC Refrence cooler BIOS to it.


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A friend had the GPU of his MacBook Pro break... It briefly turned into a MacBrickPro until the epic technicians soldered a new GPU taken out of a similar MacBrick Pro...

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My cat pissed on my old computer. It proceeded to catch on fire.

HAHAHAHA xD

Did it really catch on fire?


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I hear cat stuff allot. Cat's always seem to become involved when it  comes to computers.  Whats up with that ? lol

No idea, I found two of my cats napping in my server cabinet one winters day, though. Maybe they're drawn to the heat and low humidity.

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I hear cat stuff allot. Cat's always seem to become involved when it  comes to computers.  Whats up with that ? lol

Also, who did your icon?

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accidentally bricked a clients iphone during a routine jailbreak restore


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Also, who did your icon?

I just did it myself with GIMP a few minutes ago, I was bored after watching the WAN show afterparty


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I just did it myself with GIMP a few minutes ago, I was bored after watching the WAN show afterparty

 

Also, who did your icon?

Wait, crap. I thought you were talking about me. That's what happens when I don't sleep. Why can't we delete out posts? xD


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Cat walks in case and poos on power supply an almost blows up pc.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Cat walks in case and poos on power supply an almost blows up pc.

see them cats man! I am telling you IT and cat's, some one should make a repair company with a cat has there mascot.  

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Teacher was sending me his notes when he accidently sent his virus he was making in our class


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see them cats man! I am telling you IT and cat's, some one should make a repair company with a cat has there mascot.  

I think there's a place like that here in Oregon.

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Teacher was sending me his notes when he accidently sent his virus he was making in our class

That's a bit far-fetched. I don't buy it.

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That's a bit far-fetched. I don't buy it.

 

don't believe me if you dont want to i don't mind


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I attempted to wipe an Xbox 360 to make it into a small form factor gaming thingy once. That went well as you can tell by my posting it here obviously. 

 

Oh well, was able to just pick up another and tried it again xD

 

Short story short, neither worked.


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Bricked a GTX 770 Lightning trying to change the BIOS, got a replacement from MSI, gotta' love that MSI warranty on Lightning cards. I also destroyed an iPhone 4S back in the day trying to mod iOS. Not the best of days, the iPhone was brand new... :D


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