Since this related to hardware in a very roundabout fashion, I've posted it on Other Computers.
I work as a programmer for my day job, but repair computers on the weekends. Today, I have three systems to fix.
One of the systems made my day. The user said that the system had no video using the buitl-in video, so an AGP card was purchased with the same result. After opening the case, I saw why. They had taken a floppy power connector and placed it on some of the pins on the serial port header on the motherboard. Can you say fried motherboard?
Anyone else have some interesting stories about strange things users have done to their computers?