In this article, I will show you how to prank someone who doesn't know too much about computers. It's extreme because most people who are scared of their computers will not be able to fix it. Warning! Do Not Try This On Anyone Who Knows A Thing Or Two About Computers!
I tried this on thegeeke... it didn't work out too well for me in the end.......
I have two versions of this prank. The first makes the hard drive temporarily unusable, so the computer will power up, the screen will work, but it will give an error message that will make it appear that the computer has stopped working. The second makes it so that the computer will not even power up. This variation works well if the victim knows absolutely nothing about computers, but if they know even a little bit, it will make it easier for them to figure out what happened.
Step 1: Unplug the Computer
After you have gotten access to your victims computer, you will need to unplug power. You don't have to unplug anything else for safety, but if it makes it easier to work on, unplug whatever you have to. It is recommended that you leave it unplugged for about 10 min. before opening it up so that capacitors have a chance to discharge, but if you are careful and don't touch anything other than what I show you, there shouldn't be a problem.