#1
EDIT: Ok well not directly.

So the other day a thunderstorm came through the area, and a bolt of lightning hit a transformer near my house. Of course a week earlier I had unplugged the battery backup/surge protector. My power supply and mobo are dead, and I'm awaiting the results on whether I can use my graphics card and ram again. I'm angry at being dumb enough to unplug it from a surge protector, but I've been looking for an excuse to get a new computer anyways.

Post your technology death/destruction stories here!

(I'm not looking for tech advice, ergo not the computer thread.)
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#2
Misleading title is misleading.
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#3
My computer was hit by a giant storm over the summer. It knocked out all but one of my three USB ports, killed my USB capture card I had plugged in to it, and the ethernet port got fried as well. Thank God for wireless It's still under warranty though, so I'm just going to wait until I really really really need to send it in to do it.
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#4
i'm sorry i haven't understood..if you unplugged it..shouldn't the comp be fine??
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i'm sorry i haven't understood..if you unplugged it..shouldn't the comp be fine??

I took it out of the surge protector, and then plugged it into a power strip.
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That must have been a shock.
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I doubt it. One of my computers got hit by lightning and it was completely dead, including the HDD.
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stuck my finger in an electrical socket, it was shocking to say the least
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One time I bought a Gateway laptop. It hasn't been working right since then.

I feel your pain. Something rattles around inside it constantly, and the heat it gives off burns my legs.
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Also, I went in the ocean with my phone in my pocket. Needless to say, it didn't survive.
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I feel your pain. Something rattles around inside it constantly, and the heat it gives off burns my legs.

On the plus side, they keep your whole room warm during the winter.
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It was the long lost spirit of soulja boy attempting to teach you how to crank dat but in his excitement got the better of him and ended up electrocuting your computer.
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#17
My laptop kept randomly shutting down. So I smashed it with a metal bat.
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My laptop kept randomly shutting down. So I smashed it with a metal bat.

you! crank dat soulja boy
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#20
my buddy smashed his computer monitor in a door, still not sure how but it was the night before starcraft 2 came out... He was quite upset.
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#21
I built my computer from spare parts I accumulated over the years. It wasn't really working until it was struck by lightning, but then a bunch of angry villagers came to my house with torches n shit.