Come on guys, spill the beans.
What's the most stupidest thing you've done when you've been working on a PC.
PCWorld employees need not apply. We know all about you
One day the DVD drive on my sisters Emachine conked out and the kids started creating 'cos they couldn't play Far Cry. So being the good uncle I am
(Honest), I phoned PCWorld and explained the problem, and what I had done to try and fix it. As I had done everything they would have suggested, they promptly dispatched a new drive. 2 days later said drive arrives, so I say to my 14yr old nephew "Right, this is a good time for you to learn how to mend a PC. You can do it and I'll talk you through it."
He did a good job, so I patted him on the head and said "Well done, you've just done your first PC repair." I plugged it all in, stabbed the button and there was no life in the drive at all, it wasn't showing up in 'My Computer' either and the light wasn't flickering on boot-up.
On removing the case cover lo and behold I found a spare Molex connector floating about, so I plugged it in and bingo. My nephews response was "I thought you knew about computers."
*Kick up the ass* "Shut up."
Another time, I was in my Drs surgery having a hearing check, when the nurse started complaining that she couldn't log on to the system via the USB fingerprint reader. I thought I'd sit and watch the show for a minute.
She called the receptionist who managed to log into her
account but the poor nurse still wasn't having any luck. After 10 minutes she started to get a bit stressed, and realising the proximity of the drugs cabinet, I decided to intervene and solved the problem in 10 seconds flat. "Try taking your surgical gloves off." I said