Dumb Mistakes?

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by Guarana [BAWLS], Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] [H]ard|Gawd

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    So I may have just burned a hole in my bedsheets with a butane lighter cuz I was cable sleeving some fans and got the lighter too close to the bed... OOPS....

    What've you done? :D
     
  2. SvenBent

    SvenBent 2[H]4U

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    far worse mistakes than that has happened in beds...;)
     
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  3. HeavensCloud

    HeavensCloud Oswego, not shitty as Buffalo

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    Well, I don't mod my computer components while in bed. I can be sure of that. I don't think I've ever done anything drastic or even killed a part.
     
  4. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    I am only allowed non flammable lubricants in my bed. Nor am I allowed any computer stuff in the bedroom.

    You have too many freedoms. Fix that.
     
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  5. rtangwai

    rtangwai [H]ard|Gawd

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    And stick to Astroglide, it is a non water-based lubricant so it won't short out your components :)
     
  6. Gorilla

    Gorilla [H]ardness Supreme

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    I still have a burn mark on my desk from a soldering iron.

    I also once killed a motherboard because stupidly I was screwing in a fan while my system was on and the screwdriver slipped and bridged a couple of fan pins or something.

    A few years back after building a brand new system with a i7 860 and 70gb SSD that I got from Intel Retail Edge, I tripped over a speaker wire and kicked over an open gallon jug of water into my open case. Glug glug glug. I pulled the power cord, picked up the case and poured out the water, used a towel to mop up as much as I could, then let it sit for a couple days before turning it back on. It worked fine and I just recently replaced those parts after six or seven years.
     
  7. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Damn near cut my finder off working on a system that was sent to me from Cyrix......yeah, young punks are too young to remember that.
     
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  8. drklu

    drklu 2[H]4U

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    Have not done this personally but my friend attempted to remove the entire cpu retention bracket when installing..... We still make fun of him for it.
     
  9. Bandalo

    Bandalo 2[H]4U

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    I closed my brand new laptop on a pen. One cracked screen later, I was able to find a replacement panel for $120 and do the replacement myself.
     
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    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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  11. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    I forgot about Cyrix cpu's. Now I'm just an old punk. :(
     
  12. HDriscoll

    HDriscoll Limp Gawd

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    Removed the memory from my Intel NUC (forgot why) killed it and had to buy more.
    Cut myself on a case (back when the cases had sharper edges).

    That's about it.
     
  13. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Have lost more than few fingernails to fans. At least we don't need those ones that could double as trolling motors any longer.
     
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  14. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya 2[H]4U

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    Stick your finger into a black-label Delta spinning at full tilt.
    Having done so, I double-dog-dare you o_O
    Thank God my penis wasn't anywhere near the damned thing!

    [​IMG]
     
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