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Old 09-28-05, 10:51 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Unhappy My "little" accident...


I'd post a picture, but I don't have a camera.

So I was sitting down in my computer chair. It was a cheap chair. Emphasis on was. It tipped and the casters somehow lined up and just tipped. I grabbed the table trying to stop me from falling... didn't work. I grabbed on my way down a shoplight cord going into the same surge protector my computer was on. It yanked it out of the wall socket. I landed on my case which was near my book case. The case flopped over and I hit my head on the book case. Several large books fell and hit me in several locations including my head.

My case looks like a parallelogram...

Damage report:
Motherboard: snapped in half
Graphics card: 3 fractures
PSU: bent inward at base, damaging board
DVD rom and CDRW: damaged
Hard Disk Drives: looks ok
Heatsink: damaged
Processor: pins ok

0-$1200 worth of damage in... 2 seconds.
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Old 09-28-05, 10:54 PM   #2
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That sucks, but you should be glad the most important piece of equipment survived that accident. You. Getting a bookshelf falling on you, as well as several books, sounds nasty. Glad you're okay.
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Old 09-28-05, 10:54 PM   #3
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Jeez that sucks man, sorry to hear about that.
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Old 09-28-05, 10:56 PM   #4
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I feel for you man, that totally sux. Too bad you dont have pix, this could be in the hardware destruction thread!

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Old 09-28-05, 11:08 PM   #5
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Ouch. Guess you were beat with the bad luck stick today.

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Old 09-29-05, 12:57 AM   #6
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wow, unlucky dude What were your specs?

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Old 09-29-05, 02:16 AM   #7
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Geez that sux. I feel for you and my prayers go out to you that you are able to get another system soon. Here's a smile to lift the mood a bit.


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Old 09-29-05, 02:16 AM   #8
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Next time for your case, use a steel shipping crate, and pad it, so you dont kill yourself on it.

That is what we call getting pwn3d by gravity though.

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Old 09-29-05, 02:27 AM   #9
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Wow that is a lot of damage! Too bad you cant post pics. I want to see the case with all that broken stuff inside. I would think that well secured parts would be able to survive a fall beter than that. I guess not. Sorry for your loss. Moment of silence please.............................


Glad you are ok. Take care of yourself

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Old 09-29-05, 03:43 AM   #10
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Man, i feel for you. We all hate it when sh*t goes wrong. Like when I accidently fried my HDD and had to be without my computer for a month while i saved the money to buy an identical one to swap the PCB, which worked.

I had my PSU running, but not the mobo or anything, and i was rigging a fan to run at 7V, i forgot to unplug my HDD and somehow something shorted and fried the drive's PCB. Stupidest thing ive ever done to my computer. I didnt have any head injuries, but believe me, i would have glady traded the busted HDD for a concussion.

Everyone should share their horror stories.
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Old 09-29-05, 07:04 AM   #11
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This really sucks. Sorry for your loss but at least you're okay.
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Old 09-29-05, 07:33 AM   #12
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Sucky deal. Hope ya feel better, and ya didn't get a concussion.
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Old 09-29-05, 07:53 AM   #13
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LMAO..I would love to have seen a video clip of that .. But just picturing it happen is pretty funny ... Glad YOU are ok, and that description of events is priceless ! ! ! ! !

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Old 09-29-05, 07:59 AM   #14
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Damn that sucks, what were your specs?
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Old 09-29-05, 08:15 AM   #15
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Wounds will heal but if you don't have money for new equipment you are really screwed....
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Old 09-29-05, 08:39 AM   #16
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ouch, sucks about the rig, nice story though!

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Old 09-29-05, 09:47 AM   #17
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Everyone should share their horror stories.
Nothing was damaged at all, but this was scary for me.

I tried sleeving my cables, but screwed them up so the hooks inside the molex housing didn't work, so I had to push the cables into the molex connector when plugging it into a device.

One time, a molex connector fell off, and the cables touched the bottom of the case and were sparking all over the place Forunately, I wasn't touching the case at the time, I shut off the surge protector connected to the computer. Nothing was damaged but still, scary stuff.
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Old 09-29-05, 10:31 AM   #18
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wow.....man I would be ****ed. Just be glad your ok. Hope you get everything straightned out

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Old 09-29-05, 10:37 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hazmatt87
Everyone should share their horror stories.
Which you can do either Here or Here


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Old 09-29-05, 10:51 AM   #20
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Yikes!!! That sucks man.
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