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Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 10:18 AM
So, late last night I'm sitting in bed doing some work & goofin' off on the net. Probably more goofin' off than work, but oh well.

As I go to bed, I set my laptop on the floor because nothing bad can happen in the middle of the night. At 4am, I wake up just enough to realize i'm moving rolling over. As I roll over, I - for some fucking reason - decide to reach one arm out toward the wall. As my arm extends, I hear the distinct sound of a glass being knocked over and water pouring on the floor. I immediately popped up out of bed, grabbed my laptop seeing only a little bit of water on the screen.

So I'm thinking "Man, that was lucky." As I disconnect the power cable, the computer just shuts off in a blink of an eye followed promptly by me yelling "****" waking up half the house. As I run to the bathroom to get a towel, I turn it on it's side and a couple ounces of water pour from the side.

So, I've just spent the last hour & half pulling every ****ing piece of hardware that you can imagine and like 20-30 tiny ass screws out of it to open the damn thing up.

Luckily, I didn't find any water on the motherboard and very little actually inside the computer. I did find some water around the battery and I also found a little bit inside, but very very little for what I thought.

I've got the damn thing pulled apart drying out as we speak. Any other suggestions?

So, how f'n stupid can you be? I think the answer is "This stupid."



PS....

Whoever decided to make opening a laptop needed to be like opening a bank vault should die in a raging fire.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-11-2009, 10:22 AM
I can be pretty fuckin stupid as well... I left a full glass of Coke sitting next to my laptop several months ago... got up to go pee... my ferret climbed up and knocked it over right into the keyboard. I have a different laptop now... (thanks JazzzLovr)

Arrowhead Pride
06-11-2009, 10:23 AM
I've heard that putting wet/damp electronics in the refrigerator for a few hours works pretty well.

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 10:23 AM
Really, how many times can you use that statement in your life: "My ferret ruined my laptop." :D

Phobia
06-11-2009, 10:25 AM
You're not stupid, Plow. You're just slow. Now plug your computer back in and begin reassembling it. The electricity will help to dry it more quickly.

Dicky McElephant
06-11-2009, 10:25 AM
Oh yeah.....check this out.

My fiance had surgery...so she was laid up in bed for a couple of days. I give her my laptop to use so that she doesn't have to get out of bed and go to the office. She tells me last week that the keyboard isn't working on the laptop and the volume buttons are stuck. She won't tell me what happened....but I finally get it out of her that she laid it on the floor before she passed out....and she woke up and found our dog laying on top of the laptop. So now I'm having to pay $70 for a new keyboard....and I hope to god that fixes the problem.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Really, how many times can you use that statement in your life: "My ferret ruined my laptop." :D

I hope only once. Needless to say I don't leave anything where he can get to it anymore.

Edit... I left my car/work/apartment keys on the coffee table Saturday while I took a nap. I found them under the refrigerator Monday evening.

OK NOW I don't leave anything on the coffee table.

Dicky McElephant
06-11-2009, 10:27 AM
I hope only once. Needless to say I don't leave anything where he can get to it anymore.

Edit... I left my car/work/apartment keys on the coffee table Saturday while I took a nap. I found them under the refrigerator Monday evening.

OK NOW I don't leave anything on the coffee table.

I had a ferret who stole my weed once. Little bastard hid it and then would eat it.

Frazod
06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
At least you didn't shoot it.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
I had a ferret who stole my weed once. Little bastard hid it and then would eat it.

He's so cute he gets away with murder. Sigh.

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
Seriously, I'm getting me a ferret.

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
At least you didn't shoot it.

I'm guessing a personal experience?

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-11-2009, 10:28 AM
Seriously, I'm getting me a ferret.

They're awesome. But don't leave anything out. Just sayin.

Phobia
06-11-2009, 10:29 AM
I would have a little wild ferret living in my back yard.

RippedmyFlesh
06-11-2009, 10:29 AM
PS....

Whoever decided to make opening a laptop needed to be like opening a bank vault should die in a raging fire.

I worked at shop that did toshiba warranty work and remember another tech showing me some things under the hood. There were plastic housings and such that he warned me were irreplaceable becuase you couldn't order them as a part even if you are factory authorized srevice center. The premise being if you break the part its because you didn't know how to disassemble it properly because it is internal.
Little f$%ing landmines like that make them fun to work on....

Frazod
06-11-2009, 10:33 AM
I'm guessing a personal experience?

Well, not a computer......

petegz28
06-11-2009, 10:34 AM
water probably won't hurt it. I had a water from a nice frosty beer mug leak onto my table and cause dmy laptop to crash. After about an hour it finally came back on. I hav never had a problem with water and electronics. Just coke and beer!

RippedmyFlesh
06-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Had a co worker who's cat pissed on a 2 month old dell.They wouldn't work on it because of bio hazard.He even offered to pay MORE and they said "no thanks". I bet he could have found someone to work on it but dell wanted no part of it.

Phobia
06-11-2009, 10:44 AM
Where did he bury the cat?

RippedmyFlesh
06-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Where did he bury the cat?
his roommate was moving out when he was gone and locked the cat in a bedroom. Blamed his rommate more so than the cat.
Of course you have to account for cat logic"hmmm i have to piss...what is the most expensive thing in the room?"

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-11-2009, 10:50 AM
I would have a little wild ferret living in my back yard.

Apartment living = no back yard.

Dogs chew up stuff, slober and shit on the floor if you don't get them out enough and people put up with that so me and Coop will be ok. I just have to be careful what I leave where. Trade offs come with any pet.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-11-2009, 10:52 AM
if the power was on, you might already be fucked, but wait a week or so before reassembling it.

penguinz
06-11-2009, 10:58 AM
Had a co worker who's cat pissed on a 2 month old dell.They wouldn't work on it because of bio hazard.He even offered to pay MORE and they said "no thanks". I bet he could have found someone to work on it but dell wanted no part of it.Smart cat. Dells deserve to be pissed or shit on.

Lzen
06-11-2009, 11:01 AM
I've heard that putting wet/damp electronics in the refrigerator for a few hours works pretty well.

Not sure how this works. Explain, please. Or if it was a joke, I didn't catch it.

And speaking of refrigerators, that is what frazod was referring to. There is a thread in the archives somewhere about him waking up to a noise in the house and shooting his fridge. ROFL

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Not sure how this works. Explain, please. Or if it was a joke, I didn't catch it.

And speaking of refrigerators, that is what frazod was referring to. There is a thread in the archives somewhere about him waking up to a noise in the house and shooting his fridge. ROFL


Ok. I got it now. I remember that.

Phobia
06-11-2009, 11:09 AM
That's a joke. It will never dry in a fridge.

ziggysocki
06-11-2009, 11:10 AM
I poured a 32 ounce Royals mug right down the vent cover of my Dell and it was off but plugged in. Pulled battery immediately and took apart and dried with hair dryer. Waited 3 days, put battery back in... FOOBAR. Dell warranty replaced power supply, wireless nic, ram, hd and optical drive. Had 3 months left on warranty and got a new laptop at no cost...lol. All thanks to my trust Royals mug.

Baby Lee
06-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Not sure how this works. Explain, please. Or if it was a joke, I didn't catch it.

And speaking of refrigerators, that is what frazod was referring to. There is a thread in the archives somewhere about him waking up to a noise in the house and shooting his fridge. ROFL

Dunno so much about the refrig, but in a freezer, the frost free function sucks all the moisture out of the compartment. That's why exposed meat gets 'freezer burn' which is actually freezer dehydration. In a freezer, you run the risk of the droplets freezing before being pulled from the part. Maybe the refrig thing is the crisper, which also pulls moisture from the air in it.

RE: the topic. My BT headset didn't quite survive a trip through the wash. D@mned baggy cargo shorts.

MeaTy The Pimp
06-11-2009, 11:30 AM
It could be worse, check this out...

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/fail-owned-candle-fail.jpg?w=338&h=500

JD10367
06-11-2009, 11:34 AM
I once was using a work laptop to show some porn to a guy from the company (who had provided the laptop) and I dropped it and broke the screen.

When I was younger, at a heavy metal concert, I dropped a fifth of Jack Daniels just as I was running by a cop.

I once had my eyes closed and walked into a lit exposed lightbulb, resulting in 2nd-degree burns on my tit.

But, the stupidest thing of all.... I got married. Winner! :D

tooge
06-11-2009, 11:35 AM
I hope only once. Needless to say I don't leave anything where he can get to it anymore.

Edit... I left my car/work/apartment keys on the coffee table Saturday while I took a nap. I found them under the refrigerator Monday evening.

OK NOW I don't leave anything on the coffee table.

Dude, you have a ferret?

El Jefe
06-11-2009, 12:29 PM
I poured a 32 ounce Royals mug right down the vent cover of my Dell and it was off but plugged in. Pulled battery immediately and took apart and dried with hair dryer. Waited 3 days, put battery back in... FOOBAR. Dell warranty replaced power supply, wireless nic, ram, hd and optical drive. Had 3 months left on warranty and got a new laptop at no cost...lol. All thanks to my trust Royals mug.

You mean FUBAR? F'ed Up Beyond All Reason

El Jefe
06-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Dude, you have a ferret?

No he has a "domesticated" weasel.

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Ok. I have used a small amount of air to make sure there was no water under the MB. I then put a small fan blowing on it constantly and used the wifes blow drier.

All looks dry. Recommendations on how long I should wait before putting the beast back together and trying to power it on?

morphius
06-11-2009, 12:36 PM
I had water get spilled on my laptop once, seemed within 24 hours it was okay again.

rockymtnchief
06-11-2009, 02:22 PM
One trick that works for wet cell phones: Do not turn the power on, put phone/laptop parts in a box of dry rice. The rice draws the moisture out.

morphius
06-11-2009, 03:15 PM
And no matter how dumb you may feel, you are smarter than this guy...

http://www.startribune.com/nation/47726052.html

Joie
06-11-2009, 03:23 PM
This is where you cash in on what I call the Sippy Cup Warranty. You know, the extra little warranty that you got from the store when you bought your laptop to cover the unforseen-like your toddler dumping her sippy cup on it, a ferret knocking Coke on it, and of course you knocking a glass of water onto it.

You did invest in the Sippy Cup Warranty right?

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 03:23 PM
And no matter how dumb you may feel, you are smarter than this guy...

http://www.startribune.com/nation/47726052.html

Or this guy......



I decided this weekend to try and quiten my PC by following some other members lead and going down the water cooling road. The fans on my PC were really starting to drive me mad

The first thing that I did was to remove all the fans. The one on the processor and graphics card were no problem but the one in the power unit was a bugger to get out.

The most difficult part was sealing all the ventilitation openings in the PC case with silicon. I also put silicon all around the joints on the PC case. The smell of silicon was dreadful but when my wife complained I told her to be patent as it will be worth it when we have a completely silent PC.

Because I had completely sealed the PC case the only opening near top was the DVD drive. So I opened that and put the small hose I had purchased specially for the job into the DVD drive as far as it would go. With what I can only describe as great excitement and anticipation, I turned on the water. It really is amazing just how long it took before the case was complete full, and boy was it heavy. That didn't really bother me as I didn't intend to be moving the PC anyway.

The big moment had arrived so I called in my wife and mother in law (who was visiting) and I announced "prepare to hear nothing!" and flicked the switch on the socket on the wall.

Before I could even press the power button on front of the PC, with a loud bang, the whole place was plunged into darkness

I knew that it was only the tripswitch so I told my onlookers not to panic and I ran out to the hall to turn the trip switch back on. But can u believe it, it wouldn't stay on. After five attempts I decided to try unplugging the PC and would you believe...yes the trip switch stayed on. My conclusion: the PC must have in some way been causing the problem.

After about an hour of tries I finally decided to abandon the whole idea of water cooling and emptied the water out of the PC, put back in the fans (except the fan in the power unit, I had broken that one getting it out) and tried the pc AGAIN. IT STILL CAUSED THE TRIP SWTICH TO BLOW!

My PC is completely buggered thanks to stupid suggestions that I got on this site. What the hell am I going to do now. I spent two hours last night with a hair drier inside the PC case and it still trips the switch.

MOhillbilly
06-11-2009, 03:25 PM
:spock:wanna hear about stooopid? i just seen a drunk lady fall 15-20 feet off a ravine back of the property. i get over to her and she is yellin "HALP!" "HALP!". i tell her help is on the way and she says ' i don needs no fuckin HALP!'.

friggin hobos.

Ari Chi3fs
06-11-2009, 03:27 PM
Yeah my wife fucking spilled Chocolate milk in my work laptop a couple months ago.

♪♫ "She's buried right in my backyaaard, oh yeahhh!"♪ ♪ ♫

bevischief
06-11-2009, 03:30 PM
Or this guy......

ROFLROFL

Frazod
06-11-2009, 03:41 PM
Or this guy......

Oh my god ROFL

Fish
06-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Or this guy......

I don't understand why it didn't work........

LMAO

Joie
06-11-2009, 05:36 PM
I don't understand why it didn't work........

LMAO

Moreover, why didn't SOMEONE in his family point out that he was a dumbass and might end up electrocuting himself.:spock:

JD10367
06-11-2009, 06:11 PM
Moreover, why didn't SOMEONE in his family point out that he was a dumbass and might end up electrocuting himself.:spock:

That's probably what they were hoping for.

Hydrae
06-11-2009, 06:19 PM
Moreover, why didn't SOMEONE in his family point out that he was a dumbass and might end up electrocuting himself.:spock:

'cause he's the smart one. :D

badgirl
06-11-2009, 07:27 PM
So, late last night I'm sitting in bed doing some work & goofin' off on the net. Probably more goofin' off than work, but oh well.

As I go to bed, I set my laptop on the floor because nothing bad can happen in the middle of the night. At 4am, I wake up just enough to realize i'm moving rolling over. As I roll over, I - for some ****ing reason - decide to reach one arm out toward the wall. As my arm extends, I hear the distinct sound of a glass being knocked over and water pouring on the floor. I immediately popped up out of bed, grabbed my laptop seeing only a little bit of water on the screen.

So I'm thinking "Man, that was lucky." As I disconnect the power cable, the computer just shuts off in a blink of an eye followed promptly by me yelling "****" waking up half the house. As I run to the bathroom to get a towel, I turn it on it's side and a couple ounces of water pour from the side.

So, I've just spent the last hour & half pulling every ****ing piece of hardware that you can imagine and like 20-30 tiny ass screws out of it to open the damn thing up.

Luckily, I didn't find any water on the motherboard and very little actually inside the computer. I did find some water around the battery and I also found a little bit inside, but very very little for what I thought.

I've got the damn thing pulled apart drying out as we speak. Any other suggestions?

So, how f'n stupid can you be? I think the answer is "This stupid."



PS....

Whoever decided to make opening a laptop needed to be like opening a bank vault should die in a raging fire.

I had a sony Vaio a couple years back and it got wet while charging and burned it up, never has worked since, won't come on or nothing. I talked to the IP guy at work and he said it was more than likely fried and couldnt do anything to help me out.. oh well, I hope you have better luck than I did.

Braincase
06-11-2009, 07:43 PM
I don't know if it's stupid or not, but I once challenged a girl to a dick-measuring contest when I was drunk.

chasedude
06-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Years ago I had a fish bowl on 36 inch CRT TV with one of those Betta fish in it. I have a inside/outside cat that never screwed with the fish. A step brother of mine was in the middle of moving and asked if I'd watch his cat. I thought sure, no problem. He brought him over and I later went out for the evening.

I get back home that night and noticed a half-eaten Betta laying on the floor in front of the TV. I look at the TV and noticed water streaks through the dust on the screen. The fish bowl was still on top of the TV, but now with half the water as before. I turn on the TV and nothing, no power what so ever.

I was pissed at the cat initially but what could I do. I was the stupid idiot that put the bowl on the TV in the first place. He went back to my brother's the next day.

AustinChief
06-11-2009, 08:12 PM
Ok. I have used a small amount of air to make sure there was no water under the MB. I then put a small fan blowing on it constantly and used the wifes blow drier.

All looks dry. Recommendations on how long I should wait before putting the beast back together and trying to power it on?

I was just gonna suggest blowdryer and fan. It is really hard to say how long to wait... it depnds on how SURE you want to be...

AustinChief
06-11-2009, 08:18 PM
I had water get spilled on my laptop once, seemed within 24 hours it was okay again.

24 hours should be good. Make sure you get any water that may hide under/in/around the touchpad.

Do you have any dessicant packs? I know my ex-g/f always kept the boxes her shoes came in and I would steal the little bags for use in occasions like this.

AustinChief
06-11-2009, 08:20 PM
Do you have any dessicant packs? I know my ex-g/f always kept the boxes her shoes came in and I would steal the little bags for use in occasions like this.

Or you could to the shoestore and beg a few off them.

JD10367
06-11-2009, 08:37 PM
I don't know if it's stupid or not, but I once challenged a girl to a dick-measuring contest when I was drunk.

That's bad.

Did you lose? That would be even worse. :)

KcMizzou
06-11-2009, 08:44 PM
So, late last night I'm sitting in bed doing some work & goofin' off on the net. Probably more goofin' off than work, but oh well.

As I go to bed, I set my laptop on the floor because nothing bad can happen in the middle of the night. There's where you're so, so wrong...

JD10367
06-11-2009, 08:49 PM
There's where you're so, so wrong...

One word: shart.

RJ
06-11-2009, 09:00 PM
How f'n stupid can you be? Don't even ask.

Here's a great one from my wonderful, beautiful and generally very intelligent wife.

This past Easter her and my daughter were going to color eggs for an Easter egg hunt. They bought all the dyes and mixed them and colored the eggs, they were very proud of their work. No one could argue that they were all quite pretty.

The next day we went to hide them. One problem. Wife forgot the part where the eggs are boiled.

Yeah, uncooked eggs on an egg hut for 5 y/o's.....not the best idea.

Even smart people do dumb shit.

I'm not posting mine. Way dumber than that.

KcMizzou
06-11-2009, 09:03 PM
How f'n stupid can you be? Don't even ask.

Here's a great one from my wonderful, beautiful and generally very intelligent wife.

This past Easter her and my daughter were going to color eggs for an Easter egg hunt. They bought all the dyes and mixed them and colored the eggs, they were very proud of their work. No one could argue that they were all quite pretty.

The next day we went to hide them. One problem. Wife forgot the part where the eggs are boiled.

Yeah, uncooked eggs on an egg hut for 5 y/o's.....not the best idea.

Even smart people do dumb shit.

I'm not posting mine. Way dumber than that.LMAO That's awesome.

Stuff like that, you can laugh about for years.

As for yours... please share...

Mr. Plow
06-11-2009, 09:13 PM
There's where you're so, so wrong...

True. But I didn't really think I would flail about wildly knocking over a cup of water onto my laptop. Although, I think I've done it before, just not onto my laptop.