Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 44

Thread: What was your worst PC disaster?

  1. #31
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    3
    Borrowed a friends (new at the time) original nt4 server disc and proceeded to install it on a system with a slot-loading cd drive. About 1/2 way thru the install, the cd shattered in the drive and sent sharp plastic cd pieces everywhere, one of which decided to lodge itself in my leg!!!!! I still have the scar, and the drive/software people each told me to take it up with the other... my friend was *not* pleased...

  2. #32
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    In a house... hopefully
    Posts
    554
    ouch... any chance of you posting a picture of the scar???

    well... I always thought Microsoft wanted to be explosive, but i didnt realize that they took it to a physical level (joke)

  3. #33
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    In a house... hopefully
    Posts
    554
    this isnt what i did, but me friends worst desaster....

    he decided to be smart, and not wait for the whole thing to cool down after he opened it... put his hand it, and screamed... hehe... now thats a real shock...

    see the good thing, is i have never been electricuted.... yet....

  4. #34
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Sydney/Australia
    Posts
    311
    It hurts, a lot. It can kill.

    jm

  5. #35
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,516
    not computer related but electricity related.
    I was putting up a lamp in the celing.
    monica (love of my life) came in and asked why i worked in the dark, she flipped the switch (something i did not notice).
    sadly she did not hear my full reply, she heard me mention lamp and fuse so she then leaves and flips the fuse... OUCH!
    lucky I fell of the chair i was standing on, if not... now it only gave me blistered fingers and swolen wrist.

  6. #36
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    In a house... hopefully
    Posts
    554
    ouch... we are learning electricity in physics... its fun, trying to get your head around all the names and funny greek letters, letters like I and Q... and ohm... its fun... me friend had to go to the hospital by the way... got more then blisters and swolen wrist... ripped the top layer of skin off...

    but we can laugh about it now, because we were young then..

  7. #37
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Sydney/Australia
    Posts
    311
    Quote Originally Posted by OErjan
    not computer related but electricity related.
    I was putting up a lamp in the celing.
    monica (love of my life) came in and asked why i worked in the dark, she flipped the switch (something i did not notice).
    sadly she did not hear my full reply, she heard me mention lamp and fuse so she then leaves and flips the fuse... OUCH!
    lucky I fell of the chair i was standing on, if not... now it only gave me blistered fingers and swolen wrist.

    I can relate to that. Putting up a light socket, just got the globe in ... twang, on came the light.

    Someone i know had just put the fuzes back in the box ...

    I stick em in my pocket now.

    One can be lucky, but, lets not count on it to much


    jm

  8. #38
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,338
    Incident #1: ( home electricity )
    Had to change out the bulb in the bathroom, again. Taking count, it had only been a few weeks since the last change out, and about the same previous... To resolve the "light bulb fixture from hell", I decided to replace the whole fixture, with a nice "shop light" -=- let it try and burn out those bulbs in a few weeks

    Upon removing the ceiling mounted fixture ( recessed ), it was found that the wiring was so old, the wires had lost their protective outside coating, and all you could see, was, the bare copper wire going straight up into the ceiling. I took a volt / ohm meter to the wires and found they were both grounding to the metal housing fixture. Not having much more to do, I electrical taped both wires, as much as I could, and connected the shop light wires to them. Needless to say, the "hot" wire is still grounding to the housing fixture - but we havent had to replace a bulb in the bathroom for more than six months now... ( as a side note, I had the chance to touch the metal housing while the power was on, and you do get a nice "buzz" from the voltage, not enough to jolt you, but, enough to know something isnt as it should be ) -=- you gotta love "old" houses, and their electrical systems

    Incident #2: ( combined PC and electricity )
    Had a friend who was taking one of those ITT electrical / motherboard design classes. Nice place, everyone had a table, a bread board for designing their "prototype" boards on, and a plugin for any voltage you could ever want; ac, dc, from 1 volt, all the way up to around 240 volt... Needless to say, my friend was working on a "chip" board, like a microprocessor, something like an old PC chip design. When he had gotten to actual testing, he accidently "plugged in" to the 120 ac voltage. The chip got so much voltage, that it not only "popped" out of the silicon casement it was in, but, also shot more that ten feet in the air, and embedded itself into the ceiling. He showed me the "chip" mounting, it looked like all the little wires had been pulled to the point of snapping. The chip itself, still remains in the classroom, probably as a example of "what not to do"...

    Ms. Cuddles
    -=- Sometimes, when saving the universe from evil, you just gotta take a bathroom break -=-

  9. #39
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,516
    sadly this is the kind of fuse that looks like a toggleswitch (black tab sticking out) you just flipp it to reset it.
    I would have to use scredriver and undo 8 screws to put it in my pocket.
    first the boxcover (4) then unscrew leads (2) then remove the fuse itself (2 more), would take 10 min or so, I now hang a sign there just in case

  10. #40
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    In a house... hopefully
    Posts
    554
    [QUPTE]
    Incident #2: ( combined PC and electricity ) [/QUOTE] hehe, man, thats a great lesson... i can just see that happening..

    one time, last year, i volenteared to take part in a physics experiment... anyway... it was one of those ball things, and from then on (for about a week), everyone called me einstine, due to the hair stayed that way... for atleast half a day... i really didnt mind, me hair is always messy..

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. xfree disaster!!!
    By tonycooles in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-17-2004, 07:06 PM
  2. Disaster Recovery usage?
    By jpretti in forum Customising & Remastering
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-10-2004, 06:14 PM
  3. Backup, Restore and Disaster Recovery
    By Jansch in forum Hardware & Booting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-23-2004, 04:29 PM
  4. Disaster Recovery - HELP!!
    By el_supremo in forum General Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-10-2004, 03:28 AM
  5. home resize disaster
    By drg55 in forum General Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-30-2003, 01:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •