man that happened to me as well. idiot replaced the power jack on a laptop and it burned trough the board. Dremel did nothing. had to drill away the positive pole and solder a jumper wire to the fuse. Thanks Ifixit. more stuff for meSomeone try to replace a USB port themselves?
I had one a few weeks ago that tried to replace a dc input jack. Ended up burning the board so badly that the fiberglass carbonized and became conductive enough to cause a short. I had to take a 1/4" drill bit to it to remove all of the shorting.
Holy fucking shit... unbelievable... people using guides online to improve the thermal of their machines? Gamers? I expect these shit from Linus tech tips, not from customers holy hellan 820-3330, they snapped the PCH die whilst removing the motherboard, then powered it on causing some fire and 2 internal PCB shorts.
The worst part is i had another a week later, 820-3332 that someone somehow ripped the PCH die off, The GPU, GPU fest and GPU supply were all fried too, as well as more internal shorts.
in the few years ive done this, a snapped chipset die has only occurred twice and is simply the most ridicules situation ive ever come across.
Did i win?
my pet hate is gold and silver thermal compounds, and excessive application of thermal paste, i see it way too much...
YES! absolutely! i vote fot this!We should start a "Wall of Shame". I think we've all seen some back yard hacks, could end up being funny.
these people vote and have kids.I would like to introduce another catagory to this. Amazing packaging
Please add to this if you can out stupid my customers ..... If only I took pictures of the worst ones I had seen.
I had one like this a couple of weeks ago. The pad was stuck to the board with Pritt stickIt seems like every week I receive at least once sodomized laptop
Had this one in today, they managed to pull the screw hole for the SSD.
Bonus: They tried to get it back on with hot glue
Issue was thankfully not related to that and the laptop is happily working already
How insane must someone be to think this would solve anything, wow!A MacBook repairing plumber thought he could fix his audio by taking a drill to the headphone jack... you just can't make it up....
At least they didn't drill an iPhone 7 to have an audio jack.A MacBook repairing plumber thought he could fix his audio by taking a drill to the headphone jack... you just can't make it up....
I'm always more afraid after a customer says "Another store tried to fix it but they coudn't" then when they say "Yeah I tried to fix it myself but it didn't help"The thing is, this was done by another shop!