So I was in the middle of typing a post an hour ago when BAM! - dreaded blue screen of death appears. Fortunately, Chrome's pretty good at autosaves and I didn't lose a great deal of work.
But Christ, there have been times when things have gone real bad.
Here's some glorious examples off the top of my head:
- I remember coming home one night after some rain and thunder. I turned on my precious PC, which I'd paid for myself, and then recoiled immediately once I saw blue and purple sparks start shooting out the back of the power supply. You guessed it: power surge. Fried every component in the system.
- I was in the middle of the finals of an online tournament when my machine, out of fucking nowhere decides to blue screen. I may have yelled. A lot. (I'm sure people can understand.)
- This one's peripheral related, but was playing in a state qualifier for Counter-Strike 1.6 against what was then one of the best teams in the country. We were on the verge of winning the round, and the match, and it was about to be a huge upset victory. I'm looking after a mate who's defusing the bomb, and I see the last enemy run past. He doesn't look at me - it's an easy kill. Then the sensor on my Logitech mouse has a heart attack and starts doing 360 degree spins in the air. The opponent, who didn't notice me at all, goes and shoots the defuser. My teammate is confused by my immense screaming, which has filled the entire netcafe. I haven't used a Logitech mouse ever since, and that was after playing national tournaments of CS and StarCraft 2 with one. Never. Again.
What memories do you have of your PC - or PC parts - dying at the worst possible time?