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    What stuff have you blown up

    this year hasent been too bad although in one week I managed to blow up through static x1 pc chips motherboard. dropped and busted x1 Radeon 8500le and blew x1 750Mhz Duron with way to high settings. oh and a complete PC at work whilst testing other hardware .


    anyone else had a good year of destruction?



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    floppy drive.... accidently got the power cable on the wrong pins... fixed it though... since it was blue led modded, and silver



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    blew up a 300w psu
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    My brothers K7S5A motherboard, i tried to install a new cpu and the screwdriver kept slipping out of the clip and hitting the motherboard, no work no more £50 out of pocket

    My cousins old gigabyte motherboard put a new bios on cause the p.c. was a nightmare and it was the last resort and the last time it worked £80 out of pocket

    A Cyberdrive re-writer smoke came out of it after i installed a Q-tec 550W PSU (The dreaded Q-tec curse) £40 out of pocket
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    A qtec PSU set on fire taking out my CPU, Hard drive and motherboard

    /me hates Q-Tec with a burning passion

    I also dropped my PC once, only about 12" but enough to screw the bios chip enough so it refused to ever work again, then the courier did £260 worth of damage to the PC in transit so i got all new components.
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    Absolutely nothing!

    Except a Black and Decker Roto500 thing, last week. Spitze!

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    One hard drive. Had my feet up on top of a filing cabinet and well one slipped off and BANG, my comp case took a bit of a whack and the Hard drive started making a very high pitched scratching sound :-/. Good old RMA
    Also a 300W PSU, well not me but my father. He was constantly jabbing the power button because he said it was sticking, and suddenly, *SPARK* lots of smoke and dust flew out the back and it was PSU -1
    Think thats about it, an less you count 25 odd CD coasters from my now, thankfully, old CD-RW which I replaced with a nice Plextor DVD Writer
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    well, over the course of the last five years or so:

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    Elite K7S5A motherboard, brushed chassis with 'live' Network cable, it sparked, motherboard dead. Unbelievable.
    MSI Motherboard, fitting heatsink with screwdriver, screwdriver slipped, took off surface mount resistor. That was ages ago now, managed to RMA that one
    A floppy drive. Last week. Cable wrong way round, disk in drive = knackered. Never get complacent.
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    400w psu
    and some cheapo speakers at work!
    i dont think the boss were to happy

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    *touches wood* nowt broken this year suprised my watercooling is still going without a hitch, only thing i had to RMA was a faulty harddrive i bought off ebuyer, but i didnt break it so its not included

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    Well, I've been through 2 NF7-S boards and a 9800pro this year, but I didn't break any of them.

    Had my fair share of RMA's though, I can tell you...

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    Originally posted by XTR
    floppy drive.... accidently got the power cable on the wrong pins... fixed it though... since it was blue led modded, and silver
    ahh yes i forgot x1 floppy drive and an Iwill xp333r floppy header


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    blew up an old at psu ages ago by flikin it to 110volts

    also had an atx psu blew up on me when i plugged it in

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    I blew Up a 400w PSU, Burned my P4 Proccessor, made a disk explode in my CD-RW drive and blow the monitor.
    Signatures are stupid

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    Not been too bad this year ...

    400Watt PSU
    550Watt QTec
    MSI K7N2G-ILSR
    Floppy drive
    ABIT IC7 MAX3 (that was a big whoops)
    Corsair PC3200 - although got it working again
    800Mb HDD from my server

    Prob taken out more but can't remember!

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    Asus P4P800 Deluxe is my only thing...it decided the bios was corrupt so it flashed it from the CD...and died ...sent it back

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