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Old November 24, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Okay so i was moving my computer downstairs to show a guy a monitor that hes buying from me and My fans got unplugged so I plugged them in while the computer was on and two of the fans power connectors touched made quite a bit of a spark and then my computer shut off instantly... Computer turned it self back on and seems to be working fine... I'm assuming everything's all good in the hood. right?
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Old November 24, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Probably. You shorted it, and the over current protection kicked in. As long as it's working now, you should be ok.
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....but, it was a dumb thing to do and could have burnt components so don't ever do it again.
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i know it was a dumb thing to do :( i just put them all in one hand and they touched wasnt really thinking at the time but so far everything seems to be working :|
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Not quite as bad as the PCI slot cover that I somehow manged to drop inside the PSU. That created a huge spark and quite the burning smell. I feared the worse, but everything still booted up fine, PSU included. There are visible burn marks and burnt plastic inside though...

I'd say computer hardware has become more "fool-proof", but obviously it's still not advisable to be changing stuff while it's running.
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Not quite as bad as the PCI slot cover that I somehow manged to drop inside the PSU. That created a huge spark and quite the burning smell. I feared the worse, but everything still booted up fine, PSU included. There are visible burn marks and burnt plastic inside though...

I'd say computer hardware has become more "fool-proof", but obviously it's still not advisable to be changing stuff while it's running.
hahah sorry but i couldn't help but laugh but I can still top that....

In december of 2010 i bough an i5 760 with a sabertooth 55i and 2x 460GTX's in SLI. in mid march i believe of 2011 i spilled a cup of water on my desk i thought no biggie when i got back from getting a cloth to wipe it up i realized that the water had spilled down the back of my desk going in the top of the case spilling all over the motherboard and one of the 460GTX's ruining them and on the way frantically dashing from the door of the room where the PC was my leg got caught on my 3 day old PS3 sent it flying off the desk into a closet wall breaking it :|
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hahah sorry but i couldn't help but laugh but I can still top that....

In december of 2010 i bough an i5 760 with a sabertooth 55i and 2x 460GTX's in SLI. in mid march i believe of 2011 i spilled a cup of water on my desk i thought no biggie when i got back from getting a cloth to wipe it up i realized that the water had spilled down the back of my desk going in the top of the case spilling all over the motherboard and one of the 460GTX's ruining them and on the way frantically dashing from the door of the room where the PC was my leg got caught on my 3 day old PS3 sent it flying off the desk into a closet wall breaking it :|
that must of been one bad day!
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Well in the end i ended up with my i7 2600k machine and i went to gamestop and told them they sold me a broken ps3 so everything worked out in the end.
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