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View Poll Results: Ever bricked a PC or a device?
Yes 24 68.57%
No 10 28.57%
Not sure... 1 2.86%
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:18 AM   #31
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i bricked my dsl modem. not sure what happened to it.
What happened was it used DSL and died of shame.
 
Old 12-16-2017, 03:23 PM   #32
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i bricked my dsl modem. not sure what happened to it.
Probably a failed firmware upgrade.
 
Old 12-18-2017, 02:47 PM   #33
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Ish...once attempted to install RH as dual-boot on my for-work windows laptop. Answered a disk-use question wrong and wiped out the windows install. Spent the next three days restoring windows and work-related programs. Since the result was a working RH 'puter, I suppose it wasn't really "bricked" - but it prevented me from working.
 
Old 12-18-2017, 08:27 PM   #34
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I bought a used laptop that didn't have a power supply. Had a spare that would work if I used the old connector. Was in a hurry and reversed the polarity. Darn if it didn't run for 3 or 4 minutest too. Then the smoke......
 
Old 12-19-2017, 12:57 AM   #35
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^ oh i once did that with a non-computer device.
added facepalm: it was 12V, and i used a car battery. directly, no fuse. the smoke came immediately.
 
Old 12-19-2017, 01:11 AM   #36
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^^ We used to call that smoke-testing

"Aw, you let the smoke out and broke it..."

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Old 12-19-2017, 09:20 AM   #37
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I just recently bricked the efi bios in an asus laptop with two many efi partitions: 2 on the hard drive, 2 on a usb drive, and about 4 on a usb flash key all plugged in at the same time. when I hit the esc key it went to probing for drives and hung up, had to do a hard power off. When I turned it back on that was it, no more booting, couldn't even get into the bios. ESC, f-keys, delete key, what ever other key-combo I could come up with would not work. just a blank screen as soon as you turned it on with the backlight on. Changed out the motherboard and it is up and running again.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:51 AM   #38
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a second hand bought nexus 7 tablet, year 2012 was kinda bricked in an attempt to fix a reoccurring hardware issue.
Now the digitizer is cracked, still the charging port is broken and the bottom cover was also worked on with a File (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_(tool))

Ti89 caclulator did not turn on while a update was done. Flash to death
 
Old 12-23-2017, 07:30 PM   #39
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Samsung Galaxy S4. Sadly my fault, stupid mistake. And with that said, I will say no more.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 09:42 AM   #40
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Dropped my phone into a pint of beer. It didn't work afterwards.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 01:59 PM   #41
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Dropped my phone into a pint of beer. It didn't work afterwards.
Hopefully you didn't spill much.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 02:50 PM   #42
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It was making a trunk call??
 
  


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