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Inserting a PCI card with the PC powered up

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tesla, 9 Jun 2006.

  1. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Had a customer call me who inserted a PCI card with the PC still on and fully running.

    I am concerned that they could of damaged some components? How likely is this?
     
  2. keef

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 444

    your customer could have got lucky, but then again they might not! does everything still work ok?? as for elise or vx220, if you are female get the elise male then the vx220! :D
     
  3. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,015

    Location: Liverpool

    yes customer got lucky!.... Elise too here ;)

    Stelly
     
  4. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    So, no long-term damage?
     
  5. Mr Mister

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,670

    elise, vx220, am i missing something here?














    Oh ill go along with it,




    Must have got lucky, male get a VXT.
     
  6. comradpoplin!

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 84

    he really shoulda got punished by electroshock theropy or a sharp black cloud of smoke for attempting to hot plug a pci card its just not done is it.
    silly poeple try some silly things.
     
  7. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,969

    Location: Bucks

    I've destroyed a PCI network card by accidentally by doing something similar. Not a pleasant smell when components burn. :o

    Luckily, the motherboard and the rest of the system was fine though... no real harm done... just a £5 network card. :)
     
  8. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Well the PCI card was borked as was the Cat5 cable connected between it and the router.

    All OK now though.