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    Personal Silly Tech Stories

    Another forum I used to hang on had a thread like this. Thought I'd start one here with something that happened to me and my G53.

    We are mostly pretty techy folks here. But even we do some dumb things.
    Have you ever had a really weird computer problem and figured out it was something YOU did??

    Here's mine. I was gaming. Wife's Dell laptop was acting really weird. I said she could use my ROG Lappy to edit her resume and I would look at her Dell.
    I hand her the laptop and load her resume off the memory stick.
    "Do you want the keyboard?"
    "No..."
    I toss my BT keyboard in the backpack.
    Everything is OK for a few minutes.
    Then she yells "OMG WHAT NOW!?!?!"
    She was a bit frustrated because the Dell acted up.
    I went to see. The ENTER key appeared to be stuck. Her resume kept wanting to close and would stop on SAVE CHANGES?
    Hit ESC. It would keep popping up. She's freaking because she doesn't want to lose her changes.
    I quickly change focus so nothing happens to her Word doc.
    A folder on my desktop keeps opening. OPEN, I press ALT-F4, OPEN, ALT-F4.
    I start WAILING on the ENTER key knowing it had to be stuck. Nothing.
    WTF!!!!!!
    O....
    Wait.....
    Do you know by what I just typed what the problem was?????



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    REMOVE BT KEYBOARD FROM BACKPACK. SHUT IT OFF.
    Problem resolved. THe backpack was holding a key down.

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    Asus Z170X + Asus GeFroce GTX Turbo 1070 +... all kinds of Asus goodies. #Fanboi

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    New ROGer Array Zygomorphic's Avatar
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    That is absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, I haven't made any ?stupid?/?silly? mistakes like that. I did have one where I couldn't figure out why my computer was running slow, since the power plug was in the computer...then I realized the screen was dimmer than normal...
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    I plugged the power supply into the computer, but didn't plug the power supply into the wall... lol
    Last edited by Zygomorphic; 06-08-2012 at 12:34 PM. Reason: typo

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    I had a customer one time buy a computer from me and two days later I get a call that they can't get it to turn on. So I go over to there house and start looking into why it won't turn on. I naturally hit the Power button and it does nothing at all??? so I open the cabinet they have the CPU sitting in and it comes out with out any snag's... and then I realize they didn't connect any cables to it!

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    .... Wireless ? hahaha What are 'you' an idiot ? hahahhaa
    ..gotta lov'm ..
    I drove 20 minutes once only to find I needed to straighten
    a pin on a ps2 mouse with an ink pen .. to be told it wasnt fair
    to give her a bill for doing 'that'.... so what happened? haha
    i invited myself to dinner .. AND got paid, of course......hahaha

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    Absolutely perfect.

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    My friend had to drive from Florida(on vacation) back to Michigan because a printer at one of his BIG customers would not work. He asked them on the phone "is it pluged in and all the cables tight" their answer "YES get in here by the morning" He jumps in his car drives straight threw 24 hours. gets there and the printer is unpluged. He pluged it in and wrote them a nice big bill. lol

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    I got a call once from an Escrow Company that had a printer Problem. The had gone through about 10 Printers in a month and couldn't figure out why, so I went out there, a nice 2 hour Drive. After a few minutes I figure it's dead so I sell them a New one and head home the next morning they call back and said the new one was dead now? OK I run back out there and walk in to find the Secretary had Two Potted Plants sitting on top so I open the printer to see what got wet and maybe salvage it to discover an open Bottle of Fingernail Polish Remover inside....

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    Sometimes, you know, as the saying goes, the more engineers make things idiot-proof, the more the world will make better idiots... Fingernail polish remover--inside!--the copier. What was this girl thinking!?!? My apologies to all you ROG'n ladies out there, I know there are some awesome techie gals in our midst.

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Fingernail polish remover--inside!--the copier. What was this girl thinking!?!?
    Maybe it wasn't enough for cleaning her all finger nails... she tried to multiply it... She saw that you can put one sheet of paper and set up the copier to make multiple copies... so why not try with the finger nail polish remover?

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    New ROGer Array Zygomorphic's Avatar
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    Good idea, I hadn't thought of that. Sort of like the joke about the boss pestering the young engineer into making one copy of an important document on the paper shredder, but I digress...

    Hey, what can you say? I could use the copier producing a never ending supply of pens or ROG lappys...upgraded, of course!

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