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Old 04-09-2004, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dropped a metal paperclip into an open case I was working with yesterday...landed on the soundcard and the whole system just went out immediately (it was on at the moment). It basically short curcuited the soundcard. The computer is fine, but it won't boot with the soundcard or the modem in there respective PCI slots. Not quite sure if those slots are alright either. Waste of a couple of perfectly good least they were three years out of date. Dropping a two cent piece of bent metal will cost me a hundred or so...could have been worse...

Basically, BE CAREFUL...these machines are delicate!

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That really really really sux....
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