can you break your computer by doing....

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  1. pikachu945
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    can you break your motherboard by unplugging the computer from the outlet while its running?
    because my little cousin always unplugging my desktop to get on my nerves lol just want to know
     


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    Maybe but never happened on my laptop
     
  3. Evo.lve

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    I doubt it.

    Unless it overloads your PSU, which is in turn connected to the mobo, which is then connected to everything else.
     
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    lol thanks for the replays
     
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    Yes you can. The only way to prevent it is to delete your 'system32' folder in the Windows directory of your hard drive.

    (Don't actually do this)
     
  6. Joe88

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    other then causing hdd damage, no
     
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    Perhaps, perhaps not.

    Either way, not a good idea to let him continue.
     
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    if only I could get a case to go over my outlet lol
     
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    On a serious note, I think it'd be better to not have to find out if it can cause damage or not.
     
  10. GH0ST

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    I was here... before...
    It happens to me one time long ago ... same when you power on ... twice ( one time with a bad power supply and one time with a 250$ Antec power supply )

    Buy an UPS and you are safe.
     
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    Tell him it DOES break your computer and if it breaks, he'll have to pay. Then ramble on about how your computer costs way more than he can pay in ten years or something. That'll scare him shitless. it sure did work with my little cousin.
     
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    Let him play the computer and do that to him.
    Or explain to him.
     
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    lol he is 3 years old
     
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    Put your com near the socket then or anything. He could be zap if your not carefull.
     
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    I am moving the computer in front of the socket now lol
     
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    Works even better that way. Tell him he won't get any presents for the next ten chistmas so that his parents can give your money for the computer. Then he should never do it again.
    Other option is to kick him right where it hurts, but that's not the best move you could make.
     
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    lol I have a 1000 dollar customized computer anyways problem solved I had to move everything around in my room
     
  18. Evo.lve

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    Lol, if the problem isn't solved - tell him:
    • That the comp is worth $1000 and he won't get his Spiderman cake for the next 10 birthdays or whatever
    • That if he unplugs it with it so close to the socket and with the wire all coiled up there's a pretty good chance he'll get zapped (well not really but tell him that anyway)
     
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    lol I was in the middle of playing WOW(I do not play it all the time) and the little ..... unplugged my computer
    anyways I will try to tell him anyways(he will not listen)
     
  20. GH0ST

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    Or just smile the next time you see him and be nice with the kid ;-)