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Old 02-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #81 (permalink)
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how on earth did the socket catch on fire?

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Old 02-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I had a close call last night.

I have a computer set up to be a server for my lil’ network.

Last night I turned it on to install windows. Everything was going fine. At the part where you partition the HD the comp froze. I was not sure if it actually froze or the keyboard came loose. I reached behind the comp to snug in the cord. What I felt was a hole, my fingers where going in the box and touching an undocked mother board.

I did a hard shutdown and managed to unplug everything (while the mother board was wiggling around). I opened the box to find that all of the plastic pins (or whatever they are called) where all bend and broken.

I was pissed. MSI was going to owe me a new computer for allowing cheap pins to be distributed with their m/b’s.

hoping for the best, I re-docked the m/b with real pins and screws. I plugged the comp in and turned it on. And...

It worked. I was lucky, that could have been bad, real bad.

Look at the broken and bent pins.

In the second picture I drew a line showing where the mother board should be and where I found it when I opened the case.

jeeze, pretty lucky huh?
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:45 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:51 PM   #84 (permalink)
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now i think of it i seem to be more accident prone with other peoples computers..
at my birthday, there was like 5 ppl in my bedroom, which is like 4metres by 4...with a double bed n a huge wardrobe thing... all with computers.. dont ask me how i did it....
but yeah firstly i knocked my friends coke on his computer accidently.. luckily there was no fizz fizz bang... then later that nite we made like a mega pot of coffee n again i spilt coffe on his case... luckily nothing broke but he did have a sticky case after that..

and with another friend who comes up regularly i was settin up his case n knocked it off the table.. again nothing broke... phew..
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a room 4 meters by 4 meters? wow
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:45 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:06 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:35 PM   #88 (permalink)
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biggest disaster was adding some more ram into my p-pro server. I tried booting it up, and it wouldn't recognize the keyboard. I couldn't find a p-pro motherboard, so it was a loss of a processor, mb, and 180+ mb of simm ram. Right after that I started using a static braclet. The ram was a loss because dimms had come out and a motherboard using simms was alot harder to find.
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:02 PM   #89 (permalink)
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These stories are priceless........Thank God i have nothing to add.
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:18 PM   #90 (permalink)
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2nd worst disaster was me drunk and attempting case mods.... computer worked and all, but man it was ugly, definitly not something you could take to a lan party

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