Fry my laptop

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  1. theanomaly

    theanomaly Active Member

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    so i want to fry my laptop, anyone have any ideas how? it has that trip where if it gets too hot, it automatically shuts down. any ideas?
     
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    i was thinking of purposely doing a power surge on it. but with the ac adaptor, im not quit sure how to get around it.
     
  3. Synner

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    If you're absolutely sure you want to do this, cut the connector off your ac adaptor, splice it on to a lamp cord. Flip the circuit breaker, plug it in, and turn it back on. This may also cause a fire, so be careful (if you insist on being a dumbass, anyway).
     
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    this is what we'll probably end up doing.
     
  5. o2

    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    Trying to scam the warranty policy?
     
  6. theanomaly

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    thought never crossed my mind... :x:
     
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    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    My buddy bought an accidental warranty on his dell 2 years ago. He drowned it last month, and got a brand new model, in the same price range.

    Free upgrades ftw
     
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    get a wall wart (i think thats what you americans call them).
    cut and strip the wires.
    open ram bay, remove ram,
    run both wires over any pins or solder joints visible (the more sparks the better)

    100% guaranteed to kill its main board. The higher the voltage the better.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    A wall wart? What the hell is that?
     
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    RAM doesn't run high voltage and it's voltage that'll cause sparks to jump the circuit.

    Two 9V batteries in series should do it I'd think. If you hook straight to the wall it's going to be too obvious. Even a golf cart battery is prob overkill.
     
  11. copiertalk

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    a transformer, most computer accessories have a tranformer and some eu contries call them wall worts.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    Oh. I just call them transformers. I'm not one of those people who feels compelled to have cute names for things. A photocopier is a goddamn photocopier, not a Xerox machine.
     
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    What if it's a Xerox brand photocopier?
     
  14. mobbarley

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    Good to know, i thought you all called them that :rofl:

    Anyway ram busses run at what, 2-3V? Get a 12v adaptor and spark it where ever you see contacts and it will definitely destroy the motherboard.

    These transformers are usually only able to give 500ma-1a, so you wont leave any burn marks like plugging the power point in would :rofl:
     
  15. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    copiers and fax are my field. do not go into the " the Xerox repair guy is here" mode.

    Does it not say CANON on the front of the machine?
     
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    Xerox sux and their big boxes are made by dietgen.
     
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    i am glad i got out of working with MFDs
     
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    well alrighty then
    :blue:
     
  19. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    I'm not sure why warranty scam threads are okay but cd-key/crack threads are not. In the end, imo, you're going to cost yourself (and everyone else) more money since manufacturers will need to charge more to recoup their losses from scammers like you.
     
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    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Some others mentioned, and I think it'd be more fair, to have the laptop repaired instead of replaced :)
     

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