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Old 09-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to render the 8830 useless? (ie:unplugging a computer while doing a bios update)
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can cause a device to fail while uploading an OS, but there are enough tools available to make bricking almost impossible. Its not like flashing a ROM. You just start over and your fine.
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Wirelessly posted (8310)

Hammer will work on all devices.
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Hammer will work on all devices.
Or microwave for three seconds.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Salt water.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that tub of ice water you use to keep a keg cold works great...
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The microwave is a proven method. I know someone who did that. Liquid is recoverable.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A blender also works great... It's not a BB but it's still cool. YouTube - Will It Blend? - iPhone3G
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Does three seconds in the microwave show internal physical damage?
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It's a good show!
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There has to be a way to do this without showing signs of physical damage.
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Why are you wanting to do this? Are you trying to kill the device so you can get another one under warranty? Um, if so, not a real honest thing to do.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sounds like he is trying to brick someone else's device and not get caught. Either way...NOT COOL!
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Why are you wanting to do this? Are you trying to kill the device so you can get another one under warranty? Um, if so, not a real honest thing to do.
I don't have any info on how to do this, I'm just surprised it took 12 posts before anyone thought to ask why.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm just surprised it took 12 posts before anyone thought to ask why.
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"Someone once told me" that a microwave is a great tool to use for this. Only takes a few seconds, you don't want to set the thing on fire. Also, placing some foil over the lcd screen will keep it from showing signs of damage.
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why are you helping him figure out a way to destroy a device, either for fraud (warranty) or mischief (damaging someone elses)
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why are you helping him figure out a way to destroy a device, either for fraud (warranty) or mischief (damaging someone elses)
Where was this stated by gues?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Where was this stated by gues?
Why else would you want to destroy a perfectly good device with no physical evidence?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Do you think we will see an 8830 on eBay shortly that "suddenly stopped working but is fixable"?
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