Redneck engineering at it's finest ...

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    I started a new job at Office Max this week, selling computers and technology. I thought I had seen it all when it came to computers, but what I saw today took the cake.This girl came in with her parents looking for a new laptop since she was going off to school. She had her old laptop with her, because she wanted us to transfer all her pics and stuff to the new laptop. While talking to her, she mentioned that she had dropped the old laptop, and broke the corner on the bottom of it. I looked at it, and I said "is that Bondo?", and her dad said it was JB Weld, an epoxy, and he has used it to "fix" the broken corner of the laptop, just like using Bondo on a car. Yeah, it had "fixed" it, but I had never seen anyone use JB Weld on a laptop. True redneck engineering, at it's finest.But I sold her a new one, and she left happy. But seriously? JB Weld? On a laptop? I have officially seen it all now. :icon_eek:
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    What else did you want him to use? Bubblegum? :icon_eek:




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    Good point LOL :D
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    you have to work with what you got:) working as a mechanic for trucks and cars a few years ago .. i have seen a lot of weird uses for jb weld,,, from head gasket :icon_eek: to block repair. holding a gas pedal .. but never seen it used on computer
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    WHAT!!!! No sheet metal screws and muffler tape??? That's a disgrace for all us redneck backyard computer repairers, my sincerest apologies are extended. SORRY.
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    A guy at work used JB Weld to fix his motorcycle tire. He rode 50 miles to his house like that. The next day he took it in to get a new tire put on and it was still holding air. True story.

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    I personally would have used a nail gun with big-o-nails (not a carpenter here)
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    When the case is fubar. I submit this.
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    I'm speechless. This can't be real, can it?
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    +1 even gas tank ruptures... and attempts at radiator repair.... people are really "inventive" when their budgets dictate it.

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    At least it wasn't duck tape....
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    Duct tape, even rednecks know that.
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    Thank god I'm not a redneck!!
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    No farmers tan going on there? Huh?
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    Someone used JB Weld as a head gasket? Holy cow.....

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    Is that... is that supposed to be HDD bays?

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    But Duck does make duct tape, so technically their brand is "duck tape." Lol

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    I tried duck tape, useless, only sticks to itself.
    But yes you are semi right, technically.
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