PhoenixEnigma wrote:It sounds like you might be talking about http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/
Even if you're not, there's a more then a few good examples of computer destruction to be found there.
phillipsjk wrote:Earlz wrote:roflwaffle wrote:I've plugged in a floppy drive backwards. It wasn't too spectacular, but it fried the power supply, ram, and naturally the floppy drive.
What!? How do you plug it in backwards? It has a huge block of plastic formed to prevent that.
The plastic flexes if you force it on. If the connector was hard to connect, I have always double-checked (so have not done that yet).Earlz wrote:I have one of those cameras somewhere.. I've been meaning to fool around with the capacitor..
Has anyone tried disassembling a PSU and using the capacitors in there? Some PSUs have huge capacitors, though I believe they are low ferad values and just can take high heat and voltages.
The filter capacitors probably have large values, and are probably rated for a similar voltage as the photo flash capacitors (say ~350 V). It is not the voltage that kills you: it is the current (about 20mA I've heard). Since the large capacitors store more charge, they are more dangerous. I have taken apart PSUs to replace noisy fans, but not messed with the caps. I think they usually have a large-value resistor to discharge them over several minutes.
Bottom line: if photo-flash caps send shards of transistors flying, I don't want to contemplate what a misused filter cap will do. The capacity is printed on the side.
Earlz wrote:When I worked at a PC repair shop...
philip1201 wrote:Not everything which maps countable infinities onto finite areas is a Lovecraft reference.
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