[Guest Post] Texas Tech Support

[ I am pleased to present the first post in the series of guest posts that will run for the next couple of weeks. This post was written by Aaron Spuler. Aaron also wrote the Kel-Tec PF-9 Review guest post. ]

This was an old IBM T41 (15″ screen) that my brother had. It started having blue screen errors and then whenever it connected to the internet, it immediately shut down (sort of like if it didn’t have a battery and the power cord was yanked out of the wall). So a friend and I decided to ‘fix’ it on Saturday. We used a combination of 22LR, 380ACP, 9mm, and 45ACP pistols. The range to the target was 45 feet. Yeehaw.

I put three rounds of 380ACP through the screen at 45 feet…
If you look closely at the top left and top right corners, you can still see the Windows desktop…
We then took out the battery and really started to pound on it…
Then we laid it on its back and took some shots at the bottom…
A view of the back of the screen…
We threw some 22LR into the mix…
At the end of the two hour shooting session…
No wonder it would shut off when connecting to the internet — it had a faulty network card…
The mouse touchpad doesn’t seem like it will be working again anytime soon…
Good luck typing anything on this keyboard…
A close-up of the bottom…
And one of the top…


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • primo capo

    haw haw haw!
    it’s the dream of all computer workers!
    great!

  • Flighterdoc

    Great! Now send it in and ask for an estimate to repair!

  • L-Cat

    I LIKE IT! i think i might have to do that with mine next!

  • Jeff M

    I thought you were going to toss the battery on the mess and fire it off like a hand grenade.

  • Like that scene in office space… ONLY BETTER!
    Please tell me you have video of all this up on youtube!

    • Mike, true true! Office Spaces would have defintly improved with guns instead of a baseball bat. Still one of the best movies ever 🙂 (yea, I work in IT).

  • I heard the Office Space comments quite a bit after telling people about this. Unfortunately I don’t have any video of it at all. I may get another opportunity to shoot up a computer (a desktop, not a laptop) in the very near future. Will try to get some video of that one.

  • bill morrow

    Probably the dumbest thing i have ever seen, aside from …. well, i get into trouble when i compare our present government to stalinist russia..

    point is, what a waste of a perfectly good thinkpad..

    now if it had been a DELL i would have a different opinion.. 🙂