Your PC - Your Last Funny / Dumb Moment

Feb 5, 2020
10
21
15
Two days ago I bought a used DVD drive to install some old Windows 98 era games, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out why my DVD drive wasn't showing up in Windows, let alone the BIOS. Turns out I didn't plug in the sata cable :LOL:

We've all had one of those moments, please share your story!
 

Frindis

Moderator
I have the habit of pressing the CTRL when scrolling up/down on forums. The first time it happened I had no idea what was going on and was so irritated when the letters were changing size. After some time I noticed my right hand resting on the key...
 
Feb 17, 2020
1,737
1,288
3,080
Doing something inside the PC, thinking I've bricked it, realising I didn't flip the switch on the PSU back to On. More or less every time I do something inside the PC.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zoid

OsaX Nymloth

Community Contributor
Jan 29, 2020
671
1,068
3,770
twitter.com
Old story but I am sure it happened to lotta people

> Build new PC, by yourself
> Connect everything, double check motherboard's manual to make sure the pins are are connected in the right way
> sweat intensely as you try booting up your machine and nothing happens
> chaotically look around the case, trying to spot if you messed something up
> nearly cry
> realize you didn't press the "on" button on PSU
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zoid and Frindis
Jan 20, 2020
18
18
515
The sound not working properly in-game so I went through the hassle of restarting the game, restarting the PC, virus checks, reinstalling the game, reinstalling sound drivers...nothing was working?

So what was the cause? I somehow had the game muted on the Volume Mixer ffs...
🤦‍♂️
 

Inspireless Llama

Community Contributor
Dec 20, 2019
471
536
2,770
Old story but I am sure it happened to lotta people

> Build new PC, by yourself
> Connect everything, double check motherboard's manual to make sure the pins are are connected in the right way
> sweat intensely as you try booting up your machine and nothing happens
> chaotically look around the case, trying to spot if you messed something up
> nearly cry
> realize you didn't press the "on" button on PSU
About the same as this, except that I forgot to check if my motherboard powercable was properly plugged in. So I turned on my PSU and nothing happened. Checked everything, nothing happened until I randomly decided to press my 24 pins and then it turned on. I was so relieved.

Also when installing an HDD from an old PC I accidentally plugged the cable from the HDD that was already in place. I was so confused when it pretty much booted up my old PC and the newer stuff wasn't even arround. Took a while before I realized I pulled that sata cable out.
 
  • Like
Reactions: OsaX Nymloth

Zoid

Community Contributor
Jan 13, 2020
515
673
1,270
Doing something inside the PC, thinking I've bricked it, realising I didn't flip the switch on the PSU back to On. More or less every time I do something inside the PC.
> realize you didn't press the "on" button on PSU
Same here. Every single time. I press the power button on my case, nothing happens, I enjoy a moment of paralyzing panic, and then remember I have to flip my PSU switch back on.
 
Jan 20, 2020
18
18
515
After reading these posts, I think PC Gamer should add a laughing reaction in addition to liking it just like how it is in Facebook lmao
 
Jan 13, 2020
450
773
1,770
Not my last, but certainly my best and definitely dumb. From a couple of years ago when PCG asked about PC building horror stories this was my offering. At the time it was no laughing matter , but now, of course, it's great to tell at parties.

My very first PC was a 486 DX2/66 and it was housed in a case that was so heavy and thick it could possibly have withstood a nuclear blast. One day I'm on the floor with the system digging into its guts for one reason or another. I can't remember exactly what it was I was doing but it was pretty challenging to get something in or out of the case and it caused the heavy case to start to tip over.
I stuck out my leg to catch it before it fell, and the inside corner of the case caught my knee. I was wearing jeans that had holes in the knees so the metal part caught bare skin and some sharp edge dug in and made a nice gash across my knee requiring 11 stitches.
 
Last edited:

ASK THE COMMUNITY