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Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?

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Dropped an x99 CPU from eye height onto the pins of the motherboard  (accidentally)  Good news though Amazon shipped me a new one  at no cost. 

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1 minute ago, TheSLSAMG said:

I killed a delidded, unglued 4790K by accidentally letting the IHS make contact with the SMDs on the chip.

got a refund?


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5 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

Destroyed a motherboard because I didn´t use the standoffs. This was pre youtube

Haha, I did the same thing about 20 years ago.  Luckily I was able to return the board claiming it was DOA and did it right the second time.

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4 minutes ago, Srijan Verma said:

you know we can right-click the link

Middle clicking your scroll wheel automatically opens a new tab ;) 


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Friend and I found a broken CRT. We smashed it with a giant rock, didn't expect it to implode as loudly as it did so we took off. Turns out police showed up in the area to investigate possible gunfire lol.

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Just now, TVwazhere said:

Middle clicking your scroll wheel automatically opens a new tab ;) 

Why is there 3 ways to do this.

 

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Just now, TVwazhere said:

Middle clicking your scroll wheel automatically opens a new tab ;) 

my scroll wheel is broken ?


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2 minutes ago, Srijan Verma said:

got a refund?

Your warranty is voided if you delid

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what did i start? 


I'm gonna go find my own tech support...

with BLACKJACK and HOOKERS!

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Probably my biggest mistake was getting the wrong RAM kit for a PC I was working on for a friend, not entirely my fault as the documentation on that machine was a little hazy.

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1 hour ago, Majinhoju said:

Haha, I did the same thing about 20 years ago.  Luckily I was able to return the board claiming it was DOA and did it right the second time.

I did the exact thing and it was also around this time ? Also worked the second time ?

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This happen about almost 2 years ago IIRC. Anyway, I had my front-panel connectors on my mobo, and for some reason I though "Hmm, what would happen if I put these in a different part on the mobo?"

Long story short, I started playing Doom 2, and about 1 minute in I see some smoke coming from the inside of my case. I pause the game, and look inside, and then less than 30 seconds later, I see actual flames in my motherboard. I quickly yank my power cord out, and take out my front-panel connectors. Fortunately, nothing is really damaged, and I'm later able to play my games just fine.

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me little kid,

13 yr old worked 7 Month with newspapers,

ordered a Geforce 4600 TI,

happy AF when it arrived,

put it out of the Box,

joyfully turn around to PC,

stumbled over Powercord,

it flew trough the Room,

mfw

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I plugged a PCIe network card into a pc while it was on. The slot never worked so I either fried it or it was broken from the start (used mobo in a non-standard case so it was slightly bent)

I wanted to figure out if a LED I had worked so I jammed it into a usb-b cable (plugged into my PC) and managed to short the 5v line into one of the data lines. Thankfully the motherboard has polyfuses so after a restart the port works again.

 

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I am not sure if this fits in but when I was younger I opened an exe program with notepad. And guess what, it got set as default so every program was basically a notepad and only the music was working to launch in winamp that is. Because I didn't have the knowledge I had to send it somewhere to get windows reinstalled. I haven't done it since.

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Once I was trying to screw something in above the gpu (I forgot what) and was too lazy to turn my pc off. The screw driver fell out of my hand and landed on the gpu...zap! There went my gpu. This was long before back plates were common.

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Only thing I can think of was many years ago 

 

PC keep cutting out as soon as it was switched on, spent fucking ages trying to troubleshoot it

Turns out that a molex connector in the back was perfectly aligned with the screw hole for the side panel... So everytime i put the side panel on, it would short out

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44 minutes ago, StrangeOue said:

My friend told me to bring my neodymium magnet to his house. So I did. What happened after that will make me laugh with regret until I do something worse than this.

He wanted me to place the magnet on the back on the case. I did. He then asked, "Wanna turn it on?", I said yes with a slight giggle. It posted for a few seconds and then the motherboard started to make an odd smell, so we looked inside the case and heard some of the circuits make a funny noise, after that, a puff of smoke came out the circuit and we both laughed for a couple of minutes, then realising the motherboard was dead.

This happened a few years ago. So some details might be exaggerated.

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On 1/4/2019 at 4:57 PM, Big Boi Lime said:

I dropped my CPU in the toilet the other day...it works fine now xD

how in the flying fuck did you do that. Ive killed 3 phones from a swim in the toilet but a cpu... wth..


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On 11/11/2018 at 12:08 PM, LukeSavenije said:

Buying a a8-6410 laptop. That thing runns 60 degrees on idle (celcius)

My hp laptop with an amd a8 is like a friggin hot plate on the keyboard.. you can tell where the cpu is lol..


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