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Old 3rd February 2005, 22:07   #1
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Computers and their component parts do have a finite life span, and just like us, they have a list of afflictions that are most likely to claim their digital existences. Also just like us, most of these problems stem from careless handling, neglect, unhealthy environments and old age. Toss careless manufacturing into the mix, and you can see why the average computer system rarely survives more than ten years without some sort of catastrophic failure. A few months ago the PCstats Newsletter asked its readership a pretty simple question; "have you ever killed your PC?" Out of all these tales, one thing became clear; sometime soon, one of your computers or one of its essential components is going to get fried and fail. So here are the most common ways this is likely to happen!"

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So I killed my P4 Processor once, you don't have to remind me.
It was never from overheat, rather over Voltage.
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Static Shocks... Zaaap!

We've all heard about the dangers of static electricity and computer systems, and believe it or not, some of what's said is true. While static zaps may not be the lethal reaper of components that they are made out to be in some circles, the fact is that they can destroy your expensive components if you are careless.
hmmm, this will prolly be the way I kill my pc.

Everytime I touch my pc I get an electrical shock.

Actually I get a shock everytime I touch something made out of metal .

My pc, my stereo, my external hdd, the car even my metal litter bin gives me a shock :wtf:
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N1 way should be : "give your pc to RichBastard"

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Computers and their component parts do have a finite life span, and just like us, they have a list of afflictions that are most likely to claim their digital existences. Also just like us, most of these problems stem from careless handling, neglect, unhealthy environments and old age. Toss careless manufacturing into the mix, and you can see why the average computer system rarely survives more than ten years without some sort of catastrophic failure.

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did they send out a news item for this? because this thing is 1.5 years old
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It came to our mailbox again.
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should be start sending out news for older items too?
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It works!!!
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Computers and their component parts do have a finite life span, and just like us, they have a list of afflictions that are most likely to claim their digital existences. Also just like us, most of these problems stem from careless handling, neglect, unhealthy environments and old age. Toss careless manufacturing into the mix, and you can see why the average computer system rarely survives more than ten years without some sort of catastrophic failure.
Which is longer than their viable lifetime, even for a average user.

More of my hardware has been rendered useless because manufacturers can't keep to one standard for a longer time (AGP 754 motherboard, 939 PCIE motherboard).



I think CRT monitors are about the longest lasting piece of hardware in terms of not breaking down, being viable and remain compatible.
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