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Worst Piece Of Trash You've Ever Owned?  
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

So here I am again, whining about the built-in USB hub in my computer. It fails anywhere from zero to twenty times an hour (yes, 20) no matter if I'm using it or not. Big deal, I could say, but my WiFi adapter is connected to it... which I NEED for going online!

I've done everything I can to try and set that thing right, installed all new and approved drivers I could find, I've checked for bad contacts and I've tweaked every system setting that might have to do with it. But still, I'm screwed if I have a large download with no resume support.

So please, never ever, under any circumstances EVER buy a PC made by Medion! They may cost little money, they may be relatively fast and equipped with a lot of stuff. But all of that stuff is cheap, and you'll notice. Also, some of the really important stuff is costum-made so you won't find any driver updates on the original manufacturers' websites either.

To share my frustration, what is the worst bit of junk you've ever been frustrated by?


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

A '76 Capri I once had. So many things went wrong with it at once that I called the salvage yard yard to come get it. Next day I went down to the dealer and bought the Mustang that is outside my office right now - total opposite of that Crapi.


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Yes mine is Computer related as well. I bought an EI Systems laptop and took out a coverplan on it too. Well we started having problems straight away with it, and had to send it back endless times, but worst of all was an overheating problem. This got so bad that the paint actually melted on the surface of it! The keyboard was also badly designed so that the keys left long term marks on the screen that I couldn't get off. The thing completely went awol one day and I sent it back again, this time it had to get a new motherboard inside of it, however after this it refused to open a jpg. file without struggling, yet before-hand it managed this without any trouble. It still overheats and I'm still having problems with it. The coverplan is supposed to give me a new laptop if I have the repeat problem with my machine, however they have a 'six week rule', and if I don't send it back with the same problem for 6 weeks solidly then they don't do it. Great  Yeah sure

Of course, they don't tell you that when you take out the cover, Grrr. So, my advice to you is never to take out a coverplan from PC World, its not them, its a completely separate insurance company and they just don't budge  mad 

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
So, my advice to you is never to take out a coverplan from PC World

My advice to myself would be to get a Mac. I've had it with OS updates, anti-virus this, anti-spyware that and firewall issues left and right. Now, if only those advertised student jobs didn't all say "immediately"... I'd know if I'll be able to get one later.  Silly



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3394 times:



User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7958 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

You probably won't believe it but it was a Rollei 35 SE. I bought one when I still went to school.

Actually it's a fine little camera with great Sonnar lenses, an LED meteric system an so on. But on the back there's this small lever on the right hand side of the viewfinder:



In an upright position, the lever allowed you to rewind the film. But if the lever was in a horizontal position, which frequently happened to me, because that thing did not lock in either a "down" or "up" position, and you tried to work the advance lever, the film didn't really move forward but the shutter was advanced.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
My advice to myself would be to get a Mac.

Reminds me of the great quote from Conan O'Brien:

"Apple has issued a recall on several models of Mac laptops because the battery can overheat and catch fire. Experts say a Mac fire is just like a PC fire, except it's more hip and condescending"


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

LHMark

Signed
KROC


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Any Uniroyal tires
Trend Micro PC-Cillin

I'm sure I'll think of more...
 Silly



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3318 times:



Need I say more?  Smile



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 11):
Need I say more?  

I have those exact headphones! But seriously, I haven't had a problem with them yet...So what's in store for me?


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

These $19.99 earphones trying to duplicate the Shure or Etymonic style in the ear buds. I tried them once, they sucked. Within 5 minutes I took them out, ripped the cords with 1 pull and threw them out.

As well as a Lexmark color inkjet printer, it worked for a year and then started jamming for no reason. I put it, the cable and the manual into a garbage bag, and threw it to the curb for garbage pick up the next day. It was 2 printers ago (maybe 4-5 years back).

[Edited 2006-10-10 03:50:08]


Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

The Spics Girls CD someone got me for a birthday many years ago.. (And not as a joke). However, I can't say it got me frustrated, I just didn't listen to the bloody thing.

So I suppose the very worst would have to be my previous computer. Something would break, and as soon as I spent loads of money to repair it, something else would break down. After the harddrive started acting like $hit, I thought I was gonna go nuts. Fortunately after years of troube, I was able to buy a brand new computer, and have not had trouble since. *knocks on wood.*

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
To share my frustration, what is the worst bit of junk you've ever been frustrated by?

Your mom!  Wink

Just kidding. The worst piece of trash I have ever owned was actually owned by my parents but it was a 1982 or 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix that had a diesel engine. Horrid car!

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

Signed,

Superfly



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 12):
I have those exact headphones! But seriously, I haven't had a problem with them yet...So what's in store for me?

Well, they're made in China and they're very flimsy. More importantly though, they just don't sound good to a trained ear, escpecially given the cost. You can get a set of cans for half the price that will blow those TriPorts out of the water.



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Hmm.........well there was this little no-name DVD player I won at a little business party, it was probably $5 at Walmart.

Anyway, it took about 5 minutes for anything to show up on the screen after pressing play, it paused at random spots on brand new DVDs, and it managed to make the picture quality pre 1950 on a few of them.

It went to the shooting range with me a few months ago. It was thrown high in the air, and then met the spray from my 12-gauge. I shot it on the ground a few more times until all that was left were little buttons and plastic scraps. It was amusing.




-NWA742


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 4):

 rotfl  that was good!

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

Signed,

Superfly

Well, the Voyager is a minivan.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

Signed,

Superfly

Whoa watch it there DeltaGator!
I may love the Chrysler K-car platform but I cannot stand the minivan variants. I hate all minivans!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 16):
Well, they're made in China and they're very flimsy. More importantly though, they just don't sound good to a trained ear, escpecially given the cost. You can get a set of cans for half the price that will blow those TriPorts out of the water.

Very true, those were given as a gift to me. As far as my headphone choice, I use my Stereo Sigtronics S-58S aviation headset, when I'm not flying with it, I just use a 1/4" to 8mm adapter plug and play MS Flight Simulator with it.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 17):
It went to the shooting range with me a few months ago. It was thrown high in the air, and then met the spray from my 12-gauge. I shot it on the ground a few more times until all that was left were little buttons and plastic scraps. It was amusing.

Turkey shoot style! I would have loved to have seen the cloud of plastic as the spray shot that thing.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):
1987 Plymouth Voyager....nuff said.

You shut your mouth.

Signed,

Superfly

Hark....you must be the Great Satan LOL.....it was the Mother of All Shitmobiles...bought brand new.....worst car I ever had, bar none.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Cornish !

OK, he was only a rental, but he was still pretty crap !  yuck 

Signed

Cornish's clientele aka The Staines "Rough Trade" Massive. grumpy 


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
Cornish !

OK, he was only a rental, but he was still pretty crap !

Signed

Cornish's clientele aka The Staines "Rough Trade" Massive.

Ahem I'm not for sale at ANY price  snooty 



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 23):
Ahem I'm not for sale at ANY price

Exactly. "Free" isn't ANY price.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 21):
Hark....you must be the Great Satan LOL.....it was the Mother of All Shitmobiles...bought brand new.....worst car I ever had, bar none.

I think a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L may have you out beat...my mother leased one brand new, and within a few months, the POS was in the shop at least 2 a month. My mother actually returned the car as early as she could, even taking a loss, just to get rid of it.

Guys, do yourself a favor...never, ever, buy a Jaguar. The only luxury you will ever get from it is it being in the shop, lol.


25 Dougloid : My experience with Jaguars is from back in the early seventies and they had issues, not least of which was the electrics from Joseph Lucas, The Man W
26 Post contains images STLGph :
27 A342 : A connector for my TV cable. The manufacturer managed to make it totally useless: There was absolutely no way attaching the coaxial cable to it !
28 BA757 : What did you expect? Not exactly the most reputable brand around. Hmm the coverplans are usefull the majority of the time as you are entitled to a re
29 ZakHH : Windows ME. 'Nuff said.
30 ThePRGuy : Good Advice Signed, Klaus
31 Post contains images Klaus : One reason could be that the WiFi adapter is drawing more power than the port can supply and the driver is handling it badly... or, of course, it cou
32 ThePRGuy : His advice + throw the damn thing in a bin and buy a Mac. Thanks Alex
33 ATAIndy : Mine is computer related. It's my piece o crap dvd-drive, won't let me install any games. I think I'll have to get a new one for FSX. Haha, sounds lik
34 Post contains images FlyKev : Well, my old wireless mouse and keyboard. Of course, when I get angry, out comes the hammer. and Technology should avoid messing with me. kev.
35 Post contains images 9V : A 1.2 Litre Ford Fiesta. The engine blew up after only 6 months. Couldn't wait to get rid of it.
36 BHXFAOTIPYYC : 1976 VW Rabbit. The rust holes were so big I had to sit inside a bin liner to avoid getting soaked when it rained.
37 Post contains images Aloges : I could... if the Windows system settings weren't the only place where the whole thing appears as a regular USB hub. It connects directly to the moth
38 Post contains images Klaus : You don't just happen to be a cartoon character, do you...? I actually had thought of connecting an additional hub to the output, but since... ...you
39 Post contains images PlymSpotter : What I expected was for the darn thing to work like they told me it would, naive I know, but it damn well doesn't. Dan
40 BA757 : Of course you expect it to work, but to be honest, they certainly are not the best machine on the market. Adam
41 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Indeed, you don't happen to know who actually make them do you? I thought they were a brand on their own but one of my mates at uni has exactly the sa
42 Post contains links BA757 : I'd guess Gateway according to this, which may explain the problems! http://uk.emachines.com/corporate/background.html Is your buddys laptop a Siemen
43 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Can't remember to be honest, think its just the Fujitsu but its been a while since I've seen it. Thanks for the info, quite fascinating to think how G
44 Post contains images Bongo : 97´ Renault Clio assembled in Colombia 05´ Renault Megane II assembled in Turkey. (Of course no more Renault ever again) A set of Falken Tires A Sie
45 Post contains images Superfly : I don't care what Klaus says!
46 Post contains images Dougloid : You know what they say, bro. Screw me once, shame on you Screw me twice, shame on me.
47 LTBEWR : A 1979 Dodge Apsen 2 dr. sedan. I bought it used with about 20,000 miles on it, and got rid of it just over 3 years later with only about 50,000 miles
48 Post contains images A332 : I thought the Aspen & Volare were relatively decent cars towards the end of their life (1976-1980)... hmm... must have been wrong. I know they had se
49 Post contains images Aero145 : Uuuh, my PC which is 5 years old... Why don't I have an Apple Macintosh?!
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