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Windows 7: Unpowered PC Got Hit By Stuffed Animal

11 Jan 2015   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Unpowered PC Got Hit By Stuffed Animal

Well, a family member accidentally threw a stuffed animal on the right side of my PC. Thankfully, the hard drive is on the left side. Could this have caused any physical damage? I have done a chkdsk and a SMART test and it seems okay. All fans are functional and the computer is as fast as usual. I have not checked internally but I know nothing is loose as no sounds of anything loose is heard. Am I being too worrying, or could a problem eventually happen? It didn't hit the computer hard enough to make a noise.


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12 Jan 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Yes, it's possible, especially if the side that was hit has a dent in it. That side covers what would be the bottom side of the motherboard. Some cases have a brace between the board and the cover but could be dented enough to touch the pins that stick out of the board and cause issues. Some cases don't have that side as removable and some do.
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12 Jan 2015   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Yes, it's possible, especially if the side that was hit has a dent in it. That side covers what would be the bottom side of the motherboard. Some cases have a brace between the board and the cover but could be dented enough to touch the pins that stick out of the board and cause issues. Some cases don't have that side as removable and some do.
No signs of damage on the outside is visible, maybe I am being paranoid as it is only a soft stuffed animal, except it does have a button inside to make a sound, but I know it didn't hit the PC with that part.
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12 Jan 2015   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You would need to vigorously bang on it repeatedly for a stuffed toy to do any damage, let alone cause large enough dent to protrude on the motherboard.
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12 Jan 2015   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You would need to vigorously bang on it repeatedly for a stuffed toy to do any damage, let alone cause large enough dent to protrude on the motherboard.
Well, I guess I am overreacting. Everything seems to be fine both software side and hardware side. I will leave unsolved in case anyone has any different thoughts though.
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12 Jan 2015   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it unless the operation of the computer has changed. I seriously doubt a stuffed animal could do any damage. I've done worse than that to mine, and it still runs fine.
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12 Jan 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know a lot about stuffed toys but what little I do know about them is; if it didn't knock the case over or move it their shouldn't be any damage. Unless their was something very loose already in the computer.
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12 Jan 2015   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it unless the operation of the computer has changed. I seriously doubt a stuffed animal could do any damage. I've done worse than that to mine, and it still runs fine.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't know a lot about stuffed toys but what little I do know about them is; if it didn't knock the case over or move it their shouldn't be any damage. Unless their was something very loose already in the computer.
Thanks essenbe and Layback Bear for your additional thoughts.

Thanks everyone else too. I guess I am sometimes too worrying. But thanks for answering anyway.
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