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Old 03-22-07, 07:11 PM   #1
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Bummer!

Wow. I just bought a new graphic card for my PC (ati radeon x1950pro AGP) and installed it. Everything worked perfectly! Then, I plugged the sound in, and I saw a huge blue spark. Great. I just shorted my $450 motherboard. This sucks. Now I'm stuck on this stupid slow laptop + I can't play Battlefield 2. At least I have my good 'ol bike to ride around
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Old 03-22-07, 07:16 PM   #2
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If its any consolation, your posts still look really cool, like they were coming from the blowed up machine, not the stop slow laptop.
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Old 03-22-07, 07:19 PM   #3
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warranty issue>?
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Old 03-22-07, 07:33 PM   #5
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You were plugging in the speaker jack or the sound card to the mother board?
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Old 03-22-07, 07:43 PM   #6
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My family had a Dell from around 1996. I used to take paperclips and stick them across the motherboard and see how many sparks or how much smoke I could make. I also literally licked the crap out of it a few times when I got pissed playing a game. That computer was friggin indestructible. It still works perfectly fine to this day, although it's just a little outdated by now.
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haha I built mine, everything custom, so when i plugged it into the soundcard, it fried my stupid motherboard. I hope to God I can salvage my $400 graphic card, which took me a lot time cleaning people's pools to save up!!! It's a 2 year old computer. I think it cost me about $2,000 dollars of Christmas money (dude thanks granpa) and $500 of my own money.
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