Yeah I had to scrub it down. Didn't want any diseases from the rat to infect the computer with trojans or whatever
> Zimmerman started to dismantle his computer and happened to find a dead mouse. Zimmerman then became known as the "dead mouse guy" among friends. Joel tried to change his name to "Deadmouse" in an online chat room, but it was too long, so he shortened it to "deadmau5"
In case you thought I was only in it for the meme
Eyy, thread right up my alley!
>work in computer shop/repair service
>mainly assembling & preparing new systems
>ama, I guess
All pics are oc, some have been posted before, but I'll start with the newest.
That aint even that much shit. I work at a printing company, with 6 presses on the floor. They all have 3+ PCs running them, plus the other 60 data collection stations on the floor. The presses use corn starch to keep the paper from sticking. We have a humidity control system and we maintain a constant temp in the factory. All that powder and environment equals some shit.
You should see a single machine after 6 months.
That's not an outside tv, it was an inside decoder box, and we put it outside bacause it smelled terrible.
5 years experience, and then this happened. Wasn't properly seated and I closed the bracket.
Last year we got an "xp ready" laptop with the some of the protection plastic still on it.
And last one from me, gotta go to bed.
I don't have a picture for that, but I had a laptop that was overheating all the time.
At some point something irrelevant went wrong, and I opened it up.
Turns out all the fins were broken off and the thing was running on convection.
Obvious roach feces is obvious.
Insects love technology because it's warm. And if you are stupid enough or rich enough to leave technology outside, this is exactly what will happen to it.
don't talk shit about my waifu
although in all seriousness, ME was so fucking awful that I wanted to give up on computers for a while
I was so fucking happy when I finally got XP, even if the machine only had 128MB RAM.
at least it didn't literally crash every day anymore (AOL on WinME had a really high tendency to crash for me)
Here's a gift from your friends at /k/
It's a Zalman zm-nb47j Northbridge cooler
Way better than those disgusting awfully loud 5cm Northbridge fans that MB manufactures used to build in during the mid-2000's
>Smoking around your computer
I made that mistake once. Went to clean out the dust when it was overheating, so much buildup of shit. Convinced me to quit smoking; that shit was going into my lungs.
the way it broke kind of looks like something's trying to reach its arms out of the screen
every fucking time I see this, I laugh
it never stops being hilarious
is this some kind of bait
even if ME-tan's design is extremely similar
Not sure if this counts. It's not immediately apparent what was wrong with it
I've killed fans before. Maybe they were older fans and had it coming anyway, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Especially with a PSU. I only do short bursts into the PSU to prevent the fan from spinning. You could jam something into the grill to prevent that and go at it, but that's even more sketch to me.
Fucking this. Douchebags get them because they want a tough dog, and then they raise the dog to be a violent little shit while insisting that it's just a stereotype and getting all defensive. I've seen a few raised by responsible owners and they were really sweet dogs, but sadly that's not the norm.
>I've seen a few raised by responsible owners and they were really sweet dogs
It's an inherently violent breed. They snap for no fucking reason the same way a German Shepherd just naturally knows to bite a person's arm if it's going for them.
I used to run cable for a living. Once we ended up with a non-functioning network for a wing of a finished building we were working in and it turned out that a plumber welded the entire bundle of wires together.
Took forever to track down the location. The toner didn't help, the signal still made to to the other end... just through every single wire instead of the original.
Network stack in a car dealership, they had little 8 port 10/100 netgear switches scattered everywhere, I pinged google with a 3 second response time...
Wireshark show all the desktops spamming packets from the evil worm jumpijg from computer to computer
One of my keyboards. I keep it because it's the only PS/2 keyboard I own.
>tfw it saved me from a clean install of Windows when I upgraded my mobo and all USB devices stopped working.
I used to want to work in a computer repair shop or something, until I actually did. then I regretted it immediately. The things I saw still give me nightmares. I remember some guy bringing in a laptop where, after looking at it, it was evident that he blew his nose all over the fucking keyboard or something, because I'm almost 100% certain that gunk under the keys was snot. I can't think of an alternative.
>I can't think of an alternative
I can think of one. Maybe it was hot glue!
If you wash your motherboard with warm deionized water, and let it dry for like a day or two, will it be alright?
Also what kind of detergent can one use?
I've thought of propyl alcohol that clear one.
Can I do that?
no trolls please I'm no idiot I'm just asking if someone has done this.
I actually managed to fix a CPU that was all bent to shit like that. IIRC it was an AMD Phenom quad core from like 2011
I got all the prongs perfectly straight and salvaged some other prongs from an ancient early 90's CPU, putting them in the correct holes in the motherboard socket. Then I plugged it in and amazingly everything worked fine. Too bad I had already ordered a replacement CPU by the time I bothered to try
Yes, in theory, it can be done. I'd let it dry for 3 or 4 days out of fear of water being in some of the gaps between close fitting parts like sockets and ports and such.
As for what detergent/cleaning solution, you should look it up. There are (or were) water based cleaning solutions for washing solder fluxes off of populated circuit boards. They aren't used much any more with no-clean fluxes and reflow, but you should be able to find some guidance.
"Just knead the eraser before slapping it on, then you can pull as hard as you want after a subzero run"
I've never done it to a motherboard, but I have washed SNES board.
I just used dish washing soap, then rinsed with purified water, and gave a final rinse of 91% isopropyl alcohol and set it aside to dry. It still works to this day.
If I were to wash a mobo I'd make sure to take out the BIOS battery wait for the capacitors to discharge before I do.