Introduction: Computer Possession Prank.

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Holy Crap! Your computer is possessed! No matter what you do, your keyboard isn't responding! Weird messages scroll across your screen.
'Hello, Allen, This is Hal." (shout out to 2001: Space Odyssey)
I wish you wouldn't pound my keys so hard. Its making me....angry.
That's exactly how your coworker or school mate will respond when he/she finds what YOU'VE typed.
this is my entry for the April Fools contest. Please, please vote for me. I need that book. I want to make it april fools day every day at my school. Help me with my cause!

Step 1: What You Need.

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-2 cubicles or desks in a computer lab that are adjacent, as in across from one another.
-a keyboard
-a friend with a good sense of humor (or not, an enemy will work just fine)

Step 2: Setup the Prank

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1. While the worker or schoolmate is out for lunch or not in yet, crawl under your cubicle or desk until you face the back ports of their computer. You can do this if you two are juxtaposed to each other by rotating their hard drive until the back ports are facing you.

Step 3: Setup Prank Cont.

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1. Unplug their keyboard input cord
2. Plug in yours

Step 4: Go Crazy

DO WHAT EVER YOU WANT!!! This prank works great and makes me laugh until i cry every time. If you want to have some extra fun, try to keep a straight face and do this again and again. I've seen people take their computers to get them checked.


Beta382 (author)2011-03-31

Me and my classmates did this same thing to a kid that no one really liked (to put it nicely) in our engineering class. We would have a keyboard pluged into his computer and a mouse that we used our feet to control, and we screwed arround with him for about 3 months, every other day.  Call him clueless if you will, but he still thinks to this day that someone was hacking the school system and stalking him.

This prank gets loads of laughs from people that are in on it, and having a clueless victim adds to the laughs greatly.

 if you plugged their screen in to your computer you could do any thing!

 pretty much

Callum Snowden (author)2010-03-08

even better, if you can access their computer's guts, you could open the case and then unhook their HDD's IDE cable for some fun and then plug it back in when they leave their desk top go to the IT helpdesk :)

TheOneAndOnlyMissingNo. (author)2009-10-18

It would be hilarious if somebody did this with the keyboard AND mouse at the same time. Funny prank!

MattGyver92 (author)2009-08-23

Huh huh, with a wireless keyboard/mouse, you could do this from across the room. And if I'm correct, there's probably a way to get their computer to output to your computer as well. That way, you could both see what you're doing to the other guy!

erikals (author)2009-07-16

I tried this at home with USB keyboards and it works immediately because I have my pc opposite my dads so he didnt know what was going on This was great. I love this Instructable.

MattSwan (author)erikals2009-07-16

haha, great job. keep it up!

ronhenderson65 (author)2009-05-23

You should be sure the PC is turned off before trying this. In addition, the keyboard is the purple plug, not the green (mouse) as shown in the picture.

MattSwan (author)ronhenderson652009-06-01

I know, I couldn't find a better picture on the internet

reddog92396 (author)2009-04-07

So simple yet the most incredible thing!

MattSwan (author)reddog923962009-04-07

thanks. ya, its a nice, simple one to pull. I like it because A) you don't need to download anything and B) because you don't need to have their computer open.

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