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    Senior Member HaroBiker's Avatar
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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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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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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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    Ouch!
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    warranty issue>?
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    You were plugging in the speaker jack or the sound card to the mother board?

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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 It still works perfectly fine to this day, although it's just a little outdated by now.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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