They can't unsee this...
Working on someone’s laptop or desktop computer is like getting a look inside their mind. You may realize how squeaky-clean and wholesome they really are, or you may realized how they are much more depraved than you could ever imagine. It’s better not to know that much about someone unless they’re committing a crime of some sort. Those who are tasked with cracking into the computers for a living have gotten an eyeful (and nose-ful) of stuff that will remain with them forever.
They’re uploading their trauma right here so that we can all know how much a person’s computer says about them as a person.
When the Bedbugs Bite
Bedbugs in an overheating HP DV6k about 8 years ago. We left it memtesting overnight and in the morning the little buggers were coming out of the vents everywhere. (kentuckyfriedweenis)
All the Liquids
I worked for my university’s IT department in the “Laptop Depot” so we basically would do any repairs on students/faculty/staff’s laptops. We saw all sorts of laptops full of dust, smoke, beer/wine/liquor (they would always say they spilled “juice” on their laptop). I got to the point where I could replace a motherboard on a Latitude D630 in under five minutes.
The only time I ever saw a laptop that we refused to repair was one dude who barfed all over his. My boss just put on rubber gloves, put it in a plastic bag, and mailed it to Dell to be replaced. (applepwnz)
Someone once brought in a cooler to the repair shop. I was completely confused. Asked awkwardly if I could help the guy.
Guy opens the cooler and hands me a freezing laptop thats keyboard is literally bowed out because of the ice that formed in the motherboard. Apparently the guy spilled water all over his computer and his friend told him to put it in the freezer so it would turn into a solid. (tb8592)