How did you wreck your Mac?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Just thinking it might be nice to know which macs got -physically- wrecked and how. I wrecked my PowerBook 180 quite 'Dumb and Dumber'-wise: its head fell off. My beautiful Pismo I f***ed up by strapping it on my motorcycle and going for a helluva ride. How about youns?


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    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Well I've never wrecked a Mac really badly, but there was a certain printer, and a certain hard drive? the printer was broken, so I lifted up the little flap and poured in some good ol' vitamin G, then set the thing on fire. There was quite a bit of black smoke, so much that I had to put a little of it out periodically to keep it under control. When the fire reached the circuit board, the capacitors started exploding. It was pretty mangled afterwards.

    As for the hard drive, that was a 20MB Miniscribe from an SE that died. I wanted to open the hard drive to see what the innards look like, but I didn't have the right screwdriver so I just hit it with a hammer until it cracked enough for me to pry the metal cover off. I spun the platters around a bit. Then I got bored. I don't remember where I put it; it was a few days ago.
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    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Well, the powerbook had a problem where the HD was spinning oddly, because of a production failure, so years after it was made, it was becoming a problem

    FIX: Tap it against a table and i was even able to install OS very prettly

    worked for my digital camcorder when it acts up

    technology always need a good bitch slap (IE: Back to the Future 1 when marty smakes his head on the delorean) <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    I think the slot loading drive mechanism on my PowerBook is about to die.
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    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    Performa 5200/6300/etc motherboards slide out on a tray, connecting to the drives, power, video connector and TV-in stuff via an edge connector.

    I upgraded my 6300 to a 6400 (PCI slots, better architecture...), requiring a slight PSU modification (search for "Power Colour Classic" for details). However, I left one of the edge connector power pins loose, bending the power connector on the motherboard when I shoved it in. It stiff works: I fixed the connection with tinfoil and glue and it works largely fine today .

    All I need now is a G3 l2 upgrade for a non-exorbitant price.
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    ..ive bust the rhs of my keybaord and the dvd drive..and i couldnt care me some incentive to buy a tower.
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