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The physical failure thread

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Frick, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes we have a place for shitty (as in filthy durty nasty) computers. I thought we should have one for just broken things as well. Because I broke something just now and that would be a goood place to start it off with!

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    Yeah the case just came off leaving the stick in the port. A bit of shaking later and the lovejuice came out. It wouldn't be the end of the world if the memory was working, but it doesn't. Windows sees it as a Media reader without readable media inserted in it. I've looked it over with a small magnifying glass but I see no physical damage at all.

    I think I'm in the RMA period still though, so I'm sending this baby back and hoping I get a new one because it has been pretty well done even though I lost the cap a few weeks after purchase.

    Oh and while it's fun to post endless posts about other peoples misfires, I think a good idea would be to post the stuff we come across ourselves. I know some people here work in the fixing things departments off the world, and some of us might have a tendency to break stuff on our own. This thing I wasn't exactly involved with, but how about that time I botched a soldering mod on an old Asrock DS2 but still made it working? You never got to see that!

    So yeah. 'ello
     
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    I call this sequence of photos "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, silicon to silica"

    This drive failed me. it wouldnt power up any more.
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    It failed at stopping .22 rounds as well, but did play nice with the sand.
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    FAAAAAIIIIIIL at stopping bullets
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    Does my ass look fat/exploded in this?
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    Warranty wasnt accepted due to illegible serial number. i told them i didnt cover the drive holes (and added more), to no avail
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    Due to .22 failure, moved data recovery procedure to a .308
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    aim was off :/
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    Windows has detected bad sectors
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    nothing wrong here. move along.
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    final shot to challenge the USB drive in the OP:
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  3. Frag Maniac

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    ..and here I thought you meant you failed your physical. (cough) :laugh:

    Seriously though, I've read tales of those surviving multiple story window drops, being driven over by vehicles, and submerged in water. Never seen one broken, let alone so badly.
     
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    My corsair voyager mini did the same thing, this is the interior:

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    It still works, but there's no enclosure for it, so I leave it in a drawer at home and use it for flashing BIOS'.
     
  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Great idea- need to think of a good example from my past adventures....

    Here's a good companion thread to check out:

    Post Your 1st Fail

    *A member here described how to properly punish a troublesome Xigmatek cooler somewhere in that thread :laugh:


    **EDIT- link fixed :eek: **
     
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    Your link doesn't work, or it didn't for me Norton.
     
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    @ theubersmurf Get some cardboard (e.g. of a box you don't need anymore) and attach (a) piece(s) to both sides, enough to get some thickness. Tightly wrap tape around it, with some of the tape being on the (plastic?) part of the inner part of the USB drive.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Hey take the magnets out first you american wannabe you. Those magnets are great!
     
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    That sounds so ghetto.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    @Mussels

    I hate you now. How could you do that to this poor hard drive! :cry:

    I'm sure that was kinda satisfying for you. :D
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    yessssss. we shot a few other things as well, but they arent relevant to this thread.
     
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    You must have never heard of Chopper Reed. You see, Americans are actually Australian wannabes.
     
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    Problem, officer?
     
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    No physical damage...until I took an arrow to the knee!
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    cmon peeps, more photos!

    This blew up on me at work, caused us no end of trouble since it was for one of the main cool rooms, during rush hour (and kept blowing fuses til we followed the smoke smell)

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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    physical hardware sabotage fail pics:


    someone tried to trash my hard drives a while back and failed. heres the pics of silver non-conductive spray paint on hard drives!

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    (they cleaned up instantly with non acetone nail polish remover)
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    the idiots part is that THEY FAILED TO DESTROY HARD DRIVES
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    technically we shot the hard drive on the beach in port fairy :p


    c'mon guys, i cant be the only one to break things and take photos!
     
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    Yeah, because normal people take good care of their things :p
    Also, can I ask you this question, where do you get your computer parts from?
     
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    can we include fans?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    sure. anything thats physically failed and shows up in pics.
     
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    How did you know? :eek:

    And IJK in Enfield!
     

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