Didn't get a chance to fry anything. But one thing I remember. When I bought my first PC (in 1999 I think), tried to install linux (I think some PC quest magazine CD - RH 6.2 or so). Heard some 'nice' sound. I was so scared, switched off and took CD drive out, when I opened it, saw nice pieces of the CD at least 100 pieces !!
Taling about incorrect voltage made me remember this one too:
Though it may look bad, when I was working in my first jobs, I flipped the switch of smps to 115v just out of curiosity and when the system was switched on by a another guy, we had a nice firework, a room full of smoke and smelt of burnt rubber and one terrified engineer
1.I accidently ripped off one of the wires on my car music player.
2.Dropped a sony ericsson K700i in a well in my grammas place(got tat one fixed)
3.Suddenly my brand new 3870x2 just stopped working and the comp refused to boot at all wen the card was connected....getting a replacement on tuesday.
4.My dog bit some wires on my creative 5.1 speakers.
5.My room Air conditioner got fried and caught fire due to a surge current
6.iball 300W smps
7.broke an ancient 512mb stick of RAM by accidently stepping on it.
8.Overheated HAir drier
9.Some #@#$$#@$%&&*@@# stole my N95 8GB
some old mobo about 5 years back . .SIS chipset based and with cyrix II .. i was getting a lot of blue screens in win98 while playing games like nfs3 .attempted bios update . .the comp never restarted. .
I have burned an ASUS EN6200GT just two weeks after purchase. Apparently a MOSFET on it smoked ( it was running around 98-100 C while playing Fly For Fun MMORPG). the card idn't have a fan, only a crap heat sink. A**hole dealer refused to replace it due to "physical damage". Hell, what am I supposed to use Gfx cards for other than gaming? MS Office?
I have also partially burned the SMPS I am using right now. Its the one that came with my iBall cabby. One Molex wire ( with 2 connectors) fully burned out due to a loose contact in one of the wires. I have cut them off and tied them off with tape. Also had to somehow stick a fuse wire on top of the fuse inside the PSU that burned due to the short. It was a treat to watch. I had connected my friends HDD to the hapless connector, closed the cabby. on turning on, white smoke came from the air holes in the cabby with smell of burning plastic. .
My old Intel D101GGC board got fired when i just shaked my Cabinet, after that it refused to boot, CPU Fans were working, when checked the South Bridge had got Hot.
So got it replaced three times, almost for 2 months, and again same issue. Later my dealer said some contact between motherboard and CPU is causing this, so he placed sponge sheet between the replaced board (4th replacement) and Cabinet, checked by moving the cabinet a little, now working fine. I have not used it yet after i brought the new components.