Trashed laptops: When bad things happen to (mostly) good PCs

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<h2>Singed Silicon </h2><br><br>Portable by design, a laptop computer is a delicate, intricate machine that responds poorly to flames, freefalls, and blunt-force trauma (accidental or otherwise). And unlike a smartphone, which fits snugly in a pocket or pouch, a laptop is bulky and relatively awkward to carry. In short, it's a disaster waiting to happen. <br><br>Warning: If you're offended by graphic images of singed silicon and eviscerated electronics, click away now! Brave souls, continue. <br><br>And if you like seeing tech hardware put through changes, you might enjoy these other features from the archives of PCWorld. <br><br><b>Damage:</b><br><br>"[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/168966/battered_bashed_and_beaten_broken_iphones_agogo.html|Battered, Bashed and Beaten: Broken iPhones A-Go-Go|Battered, Bashed and Beaten: Broken iPhones A-Go-Go]]" [slideshow] <br><br> "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/157206/iphone_3g_torture_tests.html|iPhone 3G Torture Tests|iPhone 3G Torture Tests]]" [video] <br><br> "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/173034/digital_demolition_hard_drive_vs_flame_thrower.html|Digital Demolition: Hard Drive vs. Flame Thrower!|Digital Demolition: Hard Drive vs. Flame Thrower!]]" [video] <br><br><b>Modifications:</b><br><br> "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/183486/steampunk_tech_mods_a_19thcentury_take_on_21stcentury_pcs_and_gadgets.html|Steampunk Tech Mods: A 19th-Century Take on 21st-Century PCs and Gadgets|Steampunk Tech Mods: A 19th-Century Take on 21st-Century PCs and Gadgets]]" [slideshow] <br><br> "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/192089/10_insane_pc_case_mods.html|10 Insane PC Case Mods|10 Insane PC Case Mods]]" [slideshow] <br><br> "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/172749/10_seriously_ridiculous_hacks.html|10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks|10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks]]" [slideshow]

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