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Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« on: July 20, 2004, 01:07:54 pm »
I thought I'd start a thread regarding all of the dead hardware that we've been going through.  It seems that a lot of gear has been dying lately, and it's not all mine.

Here is what's died on me the last two weeks.

1. Bios Savior.  I ordered it from FrozenCPU and it worked once.  It refused to flash after that.
2. 120GB Western Digital IDE Harddrive. 

My computer had been acting weird, so I checked my Event Log.  It said "Bad Sectors" I promptly tried to ghost it to a new drive, but it was so full of errors that it wouldn't even "Force" ghost.  The drive kept getting hotter and hotter the longer it tried.  Finally, it got so hot that I could barely touch it and on a whim, I tried again.  It worked!!  The drive is now dead however. . . I got my data just in the nick of time.

Post your toasted hardware here.  If it catches fire and you get pics, you'll get a bump in your post count.  So fry away!

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2004, 03:04:38 pm »
I recently had a Raptor drive die on me, but my replacement should be here any day now  :)
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2004, 05:39:20 pm »
Burned out my sapphire 9800 pro a while back.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2004, 05:54:01 pm »
Last thing I had die was a WD 100 gig HD about a month ago..........:(
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2004, 10:21:13 pm »
I haven't wrecked much lately, but I am on my third Radeon 9700

Oh and my Enermax 460w PS blew up, literly it blew up in the middle of the night, sorta funny now but at the time I thought someone shot at my house
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2004, 08:07:18 pm »
My server motherboard is now toast  >:( so I am left with nothing.  Luckily it wasn't my webserver that went down. 
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2004, 11:22:45 am »
well lets take a look a the last 3 months for me.

Maxtor 160 GB HD

Microsoft Intelimouse explorerer 3.0 (5 button) mouse

{duron 800
compaq motherboard for duron 800
ati rage 128 pro (w/tv out)
181watt PSU
my poor divx box!}

WD 30 GB HD


HP DeskJet 990 CXI Printer
Samsung 1710 Laser Printer


man i should just quit with hardware

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2004, 07:05:44 pm »
Here's another one. . . my XBOX.

You can't really blame this on me, or anyone for that matter. . . It's an XBOX, and they don't seem to last.  I'm pleased that it wasn't even in my possession when it cratered.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2004, 05:28:55 pm »
I've recently had a Western Digital 120GB IDE Hard Drive bit the dust.  I replaced it with a Samsung 120GB 7200rpm 8MB cache drive, and I tell you what, it's a lot quieter than WD's drives.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004, 01:08:37 pm »
Maxtor 80 gig died, it's been going for a while...............:)
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2004, 09:57:25 pm »
After donating a 20 gig drive to a friend and putting on a fresh install of winxp, it bit the dust.  Half a days work down the drain.  Bleh.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2004, 02:03:15 am »
The original Microsoft Ergonomical keyboard (ya the white one from 8 years ago) ohh the memories.....

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2004, 02:44:42 am »
Soltek K8TPro -939

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 08:37:36 am »
Post your toasted hardware here.  If it catches fire and you get pics, you'll get a bump in your post count.  So fry away!
Is this the thread on "the benefits of overclocking"?
 ~sry ;)

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2004, 07:19:09 pm »
well was thinking that it was dead hardware or atleast where it was found lol..... snow covered banged up from a toss... so far so good have to get another case though

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just wondering is this trying to tell me to stay with AMD because p4's  are crap?? jk LMAO

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