Contest: Tell Us Your PC Repair Horror Stories

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Now we’ve all had some horror stories going on PC repair house calls. Breaking something, tracking mud on the carpet, getting bitten by a dog, finding “inappropriate” downloads, even starting a fire. Let’s hear your most entertaining PC repair tale.

Dusty Heatsink (Courtesy cmichaelt)
Dusty Heatsink (Courtesy cmichaelt)

Drive Fire (Courtesy nzaneb)
Drive Fire (Courtesy nzaneb)


Going on house calls can be totally frustrating, especially since most problems can be fixed with a simple spyware removal, virus scan and maybe a reformat worst case scenario. That’s why System Mechanic, the total PC cleanup software, is sponsoring this contest. They figure that System Mechanic is a useful tool for any PC repair job. Our friends over at gave it a positive review, touting it as “complete PC-maintenance toolkit: full-featured, intelligently engineered, and easy to use.”

Sure we all have our favorite free applications to clean up a PC, but what I like about System Mechanic is that all the tools are in one place. This will save a lot of time in the long run and save you and your customers from potential return visits to fix the same silly problems.

All you have to do to enter this contest is to post on the forums, just like you do on a daily basis anyways. Tell us your most hilarious, scary or ridiculous PC repair story and win a copy of System Mechanic. We have 5 copies to give away, so be creative! If it makes the cut, we’ll post it on the blog!

System Mechanic Box
System Mechanic Box


  • Grand prize and four runner ups receive copies of iolo System Mechanic
  • Grand Prize Winner: Your story will be posted to the Blog, Facebook fan page and Twitter! Have your 15 minutes of fame!

Official Rules

  • Post your story as a comment to this article or in subsequent comment thread. Photos are welcome, if you have them.
  • Must be a member of Forums. One entry per member. New members are eligible, no previous postsrequired.
  • Stories must be original. Any posts found to be copied from other websites will be disqualified.
  • All posts subject to Overclockers Forum rules, that means keep them appropriate for all our readers.
  • Contest ends Friday, November 25, 11:59 p.m. Eastern. All submissions must be received by that deadline.

Thanks to iolo System Mechanic for sponsoring this contest. May the best member win!

Matt Ring (mdcomp)

About Matt Ring 142 Articles
Matt Ring has been part of the community for 20+ years. He built his first computer at age 12 and has been hooked on computer hardware and overclocking ever since. For the past 10 years, Matt has worked in technology for internet and software companies. These days, Matt focuses on editing and behind the scenes work to keep humming.

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