Ok. This is off topic. Like, reeeaaally off topic. However, @HypoLord asked and it’s pretty funny so I’ll tell you all the story.
3 years ago, I was given a laptop for Christmas. This laptop… wasn’t the BEST, but it served its purpose. Travel a few years later, Windows 10 finally released. Being the idiot I was, I INSTANTLY smashed the download button, completely unaware of the flashing warnings saying, “Warning! Incompatible device!” So, it finished downloading…
And naturally destroyed my laptop. The entire thing was busted. The second you turned it on and signed in, it would get stuck in a sort of crash loop. It was like this for about a week until (thankfully!) my neighbor stepped in, who knows a lot about computers. He was able to fix it, but it was a lot slower. However, I was able to use it like that for 2 years. Until around September of 2017.
The first warning was when the fan started making a weird chipping sound, barely working. I kinda ignored it again, thinking, “eh, not important”. Ohhhhhh boy was I wrong.
A month later, I’ve noticed that my laptop has been getting uncomfortably hot. A week later, I heard a weird rattling sound coming from the fan when I moved the laptop. After turning it on it’s side, two half melted screws came out. This was where I started to get worried. Melted screws shouldn’t exactly come out of the fan. However, because my laptop is a freaking juggernaut, it still worked ok. Then the fan stopped completely in December. This is where the danger kinda comes in. A week later, when using the laptop, I started to smell smoke. Then I realized it was the laptop itself. I panicked and called my parents, afraid that it would combust right there on the table.
Oh. There’s something I forgot to mention. You might be asking, “Falcon, why the heck haven’t you replaced this broken thing by now?!” The answer? My parents. For some weird reason they INSISTED that my laptop was fine, and I didn’t need a new one. When they saw that my laptop was smoking, they finally agreed that something was wrong. We just kinda stood there when we just had the thought: WHY exactly is it smoking? To this day, we still don’t know. I think it actually caught on fire. I don’t want to find out. To this day, it still sits on my desk in the basement, still smoking when I turn it on. I have a fire extinguisher at the ready though.
You never know until it’s too late.
So yeah. That’s my story of the laptop of doom and destruction. Pretty long (told you @HypoLord) and very off topic, I know. But now if I ever mention it, you all know what I’m talking about.