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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 3:54 am » by Chaindrive


Whats the dumbest thing(s) that any manufacture made that was aimed for a computer.?


For me... its the power supply just LOOK at the stupid things...


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I forgot to blow the dust and shit out of mine with a high power air compressor I do atleast once a year (Yeah, yeah I know, DONT use them cause they have water in it and ruins the board etc) Well if you stand there for 20 minutes, then yeah. And now my fan is buzzing, I cleaned it out as much as I can and so I have to gently shoot a small amount of DW40 into the fan motor and works fine.. for a while.. I need surgical lube, THAT stuff NEVER runs dry and last forever..

You might want to remember that on your next date as well... :lol:

What they SHOULD of done is, when you get a new power supply it comes in TWO parts.. 1. is the incase transformer and 2 is the fan.. and you screw in the fan on the outside. So when the fan does go bad (and thats the thing most likely to go bad anyway) all you have to do is get another fan and change them,.. problem solved.. and it hooks up to a plug on the power supply... So you DONT have to spend 60$ - 70$+ for a new power supply...

Theres ALWAY a gimmick, isnt there..?

Now...... what have you come across or was forced to use that was also a really dumb idea that computer manufacture engineers came up with that you really wish they never did.?
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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 4:37 am » by Akashicrebel


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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 4:40 am » by Constabul


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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 5:28 am » by OtheklzeR


yeah I came upon a hewlett paccard laptop were the chip was ball soldered to the motherboard
whoever came up with this masked soldering method should be drawn quarterd and a part sent to
intell and a part sent to HP/compaq and a part sent to AMD and a part sent to apple

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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 8:04 am » by Crunchy


Chaindrive wrote:
For me... its the power supply just LOOK at the stupid things...



a psu fan is not hard to replace sheesh .... ... drain the psu of power before opening.
4 screws to remove the psu cover and 4 screws to remove the fan ..... you may need to cut or unsolder the wires to the fan but thats it ....... they are all standard sized fans that can be purchased for a few pounds/dollars.

also dont ever use high pressure air without making sure the fan does not spin as you can damage the bearings.

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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 12:38 pm » by Elnorel


To be fair, you can buy a fanless passive PSUs, you you never have to lube them.
And you have a fanned ones with magnetic bearings that never require a lube.

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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 4:06 pm » by Chaindrive


Crunchy wrote:
Chaindrive wrote:
For me... its the power supply just LOOK at the stupid things...



a psu fan is not hard to replace sheesh .... ... drain the psu of power before opening.
4 screws to remove the psu cover and 4 screws to remove the fan ..... you may need to cut or unsolder the wires to the fan but thats it ....... they are all standard sized fans that can be purchased for a few pounds/dollars.

also dont ever use high pressure air without making sure the fan does not spin as you can damage the bearings.



Im sure it is, but Ive never screwed with it in that fashion. The "only" way I know of draining the power is by unplugging it and let it sit there for several hours. But you never say how to give power into the new fan, what slice and spice from old to new.? Nimble fingers I have not.. I know Ive seen hacks take a fan like that (any PC fan) slice the wires and slice the wires from a USB cable and ran it that way.. that would work if I knew which wires went together (if theres more then two)..

And I do remember to brace the fan blades with a pencil or other non-metalic item when the air compressor is used, 3 seconds is all thats required to get the job done anyway. Air compressed cans suck, might as well blow on it yourself, their about the same except your actually paying how much for that stupid can of compressed air.?

Actually.. the CPU and fan were repaced, the fan on the back panel was switched but the only thing that hasnt is the power supply and the fan with in it... and that piece of equipment is original.. and if one had a clock on it, Im more than positive that power supply and fan has at LEAST several million hours of time on them.. and my XP platform (thats what I call it) instead of a OS is at least 8 years old.. And Im sure its gonna die fairly soon anyway...

Getting a new PC... well I do have one.. I paid 1200$ for my new Frankenstein 7, but its never been "online" by me. Changing all the shells from 7 BACK to XP looks like a MAJOR pain in the ass and I dont wanna screw it up... fuckin microslut.. ANOTHER gimmick.. Theyve only had TWO good systems... XP and '98 and now 9 is soon coming out.?!?!?!? Oh joy.. rapture.. cant wait... Ummm yes I can.. :lol:

If you know a youtube vid detailing (or make one) on exactly what your talking about. that would be very helpful indeed.
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PostMon Feb 03, 2014 4:49 pm » by just_the_flu


Chaindrive wrote:what have you come across or was forced to use that was also a really dumb idea that computer manufacture engineers came up with that you really wish they never did.?



... not about computers, but cell phone/smart phones/mobile devices.... more or less the same thing :alien51: ...

CASES!!!

... if you have a phone/device from this decade ( :alien51: ) it probably needs a fancy case or it will break/scratch if you look at it funny... if not it definitely seems like it....

there probably is a few out there that don't 'need' a case, but for the most part they all need a case. YES, the companies could probably make there devices more rugged (for example a iPhone built into an otterbox).

Lets take the Galaxy S4 for example(my phone). Its a beautiful device, imo, only thing it lacks is ruggedness (is that a word?). The thing feels like it will get crushed if i grip it too much, and the camera sticks out the back so if u place it on a flat surface the lens will get scratched. Not to mention the fancy touch screens most phones have (need a case to keep it off the ground when setting face down)...

Yes i feel the consumer is more or less forced into buying cases for our fancy new phones... well at least if we want to get the longest life out of our devices....
...you dont know your wearing a leash if you sit by the peg all day...



...some asshole thought of it, some sucker believed it, and look what its done so far...



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