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What computer hardware has failed on you before?

Never had a hardware failure
32 (2.1%)
CD-ROM / Disc drive
183 (12%)
Hard drive
219 (14.4%)
Memory
116 (7.6%)
Monitor / Display
134 (8.8%)
Motherboard
131 (8.6%)
Mouse / Keyboard
132 (8.7%)
Network card
62 (4.1%)
Power supply
157 (10.3%)
Processor
62 (4.1%)
Sound card
70 (4.6%)
Speakers
57 (3.8%)
Video card
83 (5.5%)
Other drive
39 (2.6%)
Other
43 (2.8%)

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neljan



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Re: January Poll
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2008, 06:40:01 PM »
HAHAHA!  :D

Ok... 'bare' hands then!

homer



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    Re: January Poll
    « Reply #31 on: January 16, 2008, 07:35:43 PM »
    HAHAHA!  :D

    Ok... 'bare' hands then!

     ;)

    lau



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      Re: January Poll
      « Reply #32 on: January 22, 2008, 11:34:47 PM »
      I have had a major problem with power supplies. Where I work there are a lot of power failures (load shedding) and I cant keep up.  >:(
      The up side is now I am a pro at changing PSU's! :)
      Thort of the day: I was normal once....didn't like it

      homer



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        Re: January Poll
        « Reply #33 on: January 23, 2008, 04:04:02 PM »
        I have had a major problem with power supplies. Where I work there are a lot of power failures (load shedding) and I cant keep up.  >:(
        The up side is now I am a pro at changing PSU's! :)

        you might want to purchase a UPS.

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        Re: January Poll
        « Reply #34 on: January 25, 2008, 02:07:11 AM »
        I rebuild old 286's, 386's, and 486's as a hobby, and I've experienced just about every problem on that list. The two most spectacular was when a PSU went off like a bomb (no jokes, a couple of big capacitors exploded inside) and all the neighbours were asking about the noise for days, and when one HDD started pouring out smoke (and filled our whole shed with it :P)

        neljan



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        Re: January Poll
        « Reply #35 on: January 25, 2008, 04:28:09 AM »
        Did you buy your computer in Iraq?

        perhaps it was built by a 'PSU'icide bomber!

        quaxo



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        Re: January Poll
        « Reply #36 on: January 25, 2008, 05:12:41 AM »
        The only time I've seen smoke come out of a machine...

        A guy brought his computer into my shop years back. Well, apparently he had been tinkering around inside the system. When he reconnected the power to the floppy drive, he somehow managed to get the thing on crooked, so the the pins weren't in right. One of the power wires was feeding into a ground wire. Melted the plug, part of the floppy drive, and a portion of the wire... what a mess... and the smell... mmmmm

        Luckily, the damage was limited to the drive itself and the wire.

        homer



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          Re: January Poll
          « Reply #37 on: January 25, 2008, 03:56:46 PM »
          Did you buy your computer in Iraq?

          perhaps it was built by a 'PSU'icide bomber!

          kind of corny but i still laughed. :D

          neljan



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          Re: January Poll
          « Reply #38 on: January 25, 2008, 04:04:25 PM »
          Corny? c'mon man! that's quality!!!  ;D

          Bones92



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          Re: January Poll
          « Reply #39 on: January 27, 2008, 01:06:03 AM »
          Lol  ;D

          Nah i bought it at a white elephant... someone probably had a grudge against me, as someone had written 'works' on it...

          shyambhan

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          Re: January Poll
          « Reply #40 on: January 28, 2008, 10:53:09 AM »

          matnat



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            Re: January Poll
            « Reply #41 on: January 30, 2008, 01:41:12 AM »
            Power supply would shut itself off. Found intermittent internal fan failure. Fixed with external fan wired to stock fan power wires. Ugly but effective enough to get a new one en route.

            Memory failures. Multiple symptoms, would even pass memtest overnight. 2GIGS OCZ PC8500 overclocked using embedded SLI instructions to run at 1067 MHz. Tons of cooling, replaced with 2 Gigs Pony PC6500 @ 800MHz. Funny thing. The replacement OCZ memory would not run reliably either. Have had no real problems with my pony memory.

            EVGA Nvidia 680i series Mobo. Poorly assembled motherboard, not enough heat sink in some spots, too much in others. Had to RMA the original mobo for numerous boot codes associated with the memory controller. This could have been the source of my memory problems but I think I had multiple defective parts as my pony memory wouldn't work in the other mobo, but works great in my "new" one.

            Mouse and keyboard die all the time from all the Quake, Doom and UT , Farcry,Crysis ect, I punish them with.  Rollerball mice rule...NOT

            Other. Bill gates has managed to design an OS that despite my best efforts I have to reload at least once a year to keep running as smoothly as one would expect given how much I paid for it. You did pay for yours..right?


            dairyman

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            Re: January Poll
            « Reply #42 on: January 30, 2008, 02:17:56 AM »
            You did pay for yours..right?

            Yep. I have a genuine copy of Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2.

            goodiestan2002



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              Re: January Poll
              « Reply #43 on: February 03, 2008, 07:03:20 AM »
               I have a laptop from Hyundai now with CD-rom failure. the devices that hold the CD (don't know how to call that) disengage from the CD-rom and make the disk inserted jammed the drive; i have to force the CD and the drive out, unfortunately both are not useable after that

              and i have always burnt monitor in the past(when i still have a PC) as i open and shut off the monitor frequently. time is not the only factor, maybe i should also know about how many swithing cycles they can last.

              i did experienced multiple failure on the same computer at the same time. power supply, monitor, modem, harddisk, mother board all gone (whole PC gone??!!). Dealer tell me that was done by lightning surge or power trip and they won't responsible for that, what the heck....

              and recently (not really recently, just become more frequent recently), i have power shut down without prior warning during playing games and watch movie only; without knowing what failed; and i have post this question on others/others forum

              computer  - it make our life easier or miserable?

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              Re: January Poll
              « Reply #44 on: February 03, 2008, 05:18:00 PM »
              February..