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The physical failure thread

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

  1. ALMOSTunseen

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    There's only so many Dodgy asian computer stores :)
    Octagon Electronics is the way to go bro :)

    For the Thread- I snapped one of my H100 standoff's. The moment when I snapped it, my heart missed a beat. Sorry it's not as brutal as the other posts. Little hard to hit a thumbscrew with a .22
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  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Anyway, this is what happened when I was baking a motherboard for a bit too long. Not too bad, but it still unsurprisingly died.

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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    threads been cleaned to get it back on topic.

    This might not be a help thread, but that doesnt mean people can derail it with whatever crap they feel like - infractions will result if it continues after this post.
     
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    This is what happens when idiots sell stuff on ebay, this was an LCD panel for a laptop that I ordered off ebay, the idiots shipped it in a USPS Flat Rate Envelope!

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    NICE I hope paypal gave you your money back
     
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    Same thing happened to me and it took filing a ebay claim for them to justify the screen with another that was in a hard box well packed and they payed for shipping. I also gave them neutral feedback.
     
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    They refunded me without the need to file a claim.

    Even though they refunded my money I still left them negative feedback. Any time a seller screws up that badly I leave negative feedback.
     
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    i just about killed my current PC about 40 mins ago >_< went to reach for my chocolate milk carton and spilled it, with some going down the top fans of my PC. I immediately turned it off and grabbed toilet paper and began soaking up the mess. Luckily no components suffered damage, i WAS worried as i found a quarter sized drop on the gfx card but i cleaned it all off andlet the PC sit for 1/2 an hour after wiping everything up.
     
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    dude... photos or it didnt happen :nutkick:
     
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    i dont have a camera handy atm :p but believe me it did happen, i almost died :eek:
     
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    This makes the 4th incident I've heard of people having beverages spilled into their top fan. Definitely starting to make me quite worried about the potential issue. One of them was normal milk inside his NZXT Phantom 410. The system still works after some cleaning, although one video card might be shot. Clean it as thoroughly as possible. You don't want to wind up like him with you case smelling like rotten milk. Might consider taking the system out, cleaning each piece individually, and then try again. Or make a test bench out of a non conductive surface and attempt to isolate any failing parts.
     
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    Also chuck some rice in. :). It absorbs the moisture.
     
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    when it spilled the pc didnt spark or anything, so i just shut it down. There was 3 drop puddles about the size of a quarter or smaller. The gfx card area, the PSU (thank god the fan is facing bottom of case where air filter is), and a 3rd drop just on the bottom of the case. Its been an hour and a half since it happened and i've been playing video games w/o any fps drops. I consider myself VERY lucky that i didnt do any damage.
     
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    I've got a story, a recent one, of some damaged hardware. But one that I neither have photos of, nor would photos make a difference. Recently, I bought a used 6950 from one of the other users. I ran it for a few hours once I got it, and once I'd run it through some basic tests (furmark. vmt) to see that it seemed okay, I removed the card from my system and swiched out the thermal grease, which I've done to every card I've bought over the last few years to reduce temps on, and give me more overclocking headroom. So I do this, and strip the screwhole that allows a washered screw to hold the cooler to the pcb. Without the screw, cooler wasn't held down well enough, and I ultimately bought an aftermarket (arctic cooling twin turbo II) cooler.

    What made it funny was that I bought it before Thanksgiving, but was going away that week, and asked the person not to ship it for a week. When I got back, I asked him to ship it, and he said he would, but forgot for a week. I waited several days for this to arrive, and when it did, the aforementioned happened. I didn't get the AC TT II a month, almost to the day, since I'd bought the card, so I'd paid for it a month prior to really using it.

    Showing the stripped screwhole doesn't look any different than the unstripped screwhole, besides which, I've gotten rid of the cooler anyway.
     
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    not as gruesome, but a pretty epic hardware failure nonetheless

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    the time in the top right is hours run... and hours remaining.
     
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    That's why those program almost never work
     
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    Hmmmm, did you let it finish? :p

    Haven't had any recent equipment failures but I got a terrible, terrible PSU for my birthday many years ago, think the brand was Hiper. Anyway. when I turned it on the fans were moving and the screen was powered but blank, no POST, nothing. So to cite The IT Crowd I turned it off and on again, at which point the fuse circuit (230VAC, 16amps) tripped and the PSU released a thick black smog.

    I don't know why all logic reasoning had left at this point but as I was sitting speechless looking and smelling my burnt, dead computer, my dad primed the fuse. So with another patch of smog (and a massive bang) the main fuse tripped, rated at 230VAC over 64amps.

    I was 15 at the time and had no say in the matter so when we got it RMA'd, lo' and behold another one! Same brand, same model. I installed it and none of the components were damaged, luckily in under a year a ball bearing in its steel fan broke and it sounded like someone was throwing a bag of cats around whenever it was running, so naturally I had to get a new PSU.

    Now I stick to Chieftek and Corsair.
     
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    its still got another 440 hours to go :/
     
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    GODDAMNIT APPLE.

    inb4 flat battery

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    wiring looks intact, but it wont charge at all, or connect data. is dead.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Was fiddling with an old HP D530 that's been sitting on a shelf for ages. Well the case anyway (and I've got another one I'm installing XP on now). Anyway. This is what the PSU looked like.

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    It's the SFF model so you can't fit a normal PSU there. Which is sad because I kinda like the case. :(
     
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    here is my hardware fail!!

    i have been on forum for day becouse my card didnt work x16 bandwith like it should tryed few diferent mainboard..,flash the card several times and agony last for few months..,then i bought magnifeing glas and found this on my gpu card...
    http://i49.tinypic.com/b8s7c6.jpg
    :banghead:
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    :laugh:

    Easy to replace, no biggie there. :)
     
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    Some failed caps on a 8600GT:
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