View Full Version : The Beer Incident...

07-01-03, 07:05 PM
just thought i'd stick a post on here reminding people not to balance an entire pint of beer on top of their PC while its on, especially if they have fan holes right at the top!!

I did that, managed to knock it over, and took out half my PC!!

Initially, everything crashed, so I dryed out what I could and left it over night to dry out.. that worked fine for a couple of weeks, then things started to die!!

the dead items include:

Gainwaird Geforce4 Ti4200 64MB GS
Seagate Barracuda V 80GB
1x 256MB PC2700

not very impressive really! So im now stuck with a Radeon 9200, one less hard drive and a slightly newer motherboard! Yay :rolleyes:

It really is all very disappointing, but at least I can now experience what ATI has to offer, and so far all ive noticed is rubbish performance (from this card at least) yet very nice picture quality, which is fine as I mainly watch movies on my PC....

Never mind eh!


The Baron
07-01-03, 07:07 PM
Reminds me of the legendary cup holder tech support call ;)

07-02-03, 11:46 AM
I heard a story once about a gentlemen who ran his case open and had his cat knock a vase of flowers over... Bye-bye PC. The entire thing was pretty much toast.

Another good reason for backups... :)