Posts Tagged 'bug'

Bug meets Power Supply

My Pc exploded with all the gusto of a  fireworks spectactular this weekend.  Bright lights,  loads of noises.  Took out the power in my flat. 

So a call to a friend to let him know I wasn’t comming back online, and  after being told how naughty I was for not putting my pc through a surge protector of any kind.  ( I know..  and would you believe it I have two basic surge protectors in my desk draw – ) we determined that it looks like I had killed the powerpoint,  and killed my PC’s power supply. My lights were back on once I flipped the circuit breaker back. 

I was fine to start with –  then I got a little anxious – thinking of the consequences of not having a pc – running through my brain – how long could I survive? – When could I get it fixed / replaced  – it was only a new PC – I had paid a bit of money for it – its close to christmas  – and that I would need to ask someone for help – and no wow – no music, or dvds ( I don’t have a TV because I wouldn” watch it. – and I was frantically thinking what writing have not backed up. 

So with the help of my friend to keep me sane – and give me hope that It would be ok, I talked to my brother the next morning, after trying to sleep with knots in my stomach – my brother came over, and pulled my pc power supply apart to see the above. 

Killed by a bug. Death by cockroach. 

My brother tested to see if his spare ps would power up the pc,  ( using a different power point) and and then we went and bought a new Power supply for me and a surge protector board.  Even though the board wouldn’t have saved the PC because it came from internally and not my power. 

But it works – it’s all good now  – apparently incredidibly lucky it didn’t fry anything else.  We run it through a 3d mark test to flex it’s muscles a little,  and performace was fine. 

So I am thanking the tech gods for allowing minimal interrupted pc time. 

The lesson –  I have no idea how that bug managed to fit in there – .  Am extremely glad it doesn’t have any friends.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,165 other followers


Add to Google


  • Doing my business presentation skills workshop speach on gaming today. I am a night elf mohawk um I mean Night Elf Shadow Priest 1 year ago
  • I might be blind but rail site doesnt seem to mention delays or that they emptied an entired train and made people…… 1 year ago
  • Guy on train bent over and yes - he wore monday underwear on monday. 1 year ago
  • The girl in the moon by Terry Goodkind was dark. So very horrifically descriptive. Had to buy the two novellas And kates book too :p 1 year ago
  • So happy Im going to see the Whitlams :) 1 year ago

Wanna Email me?

Provided by Nexodyne


Blog Azeroth

Blog Stats

  • 821,922 hits