reply to post by TexanEngineer
Having lurked here on and off for a while this post has pushed me to sign up.
I too have found similar things to what you describe.
I seem to be a magnet for information of a technical nature, (i have a useless head for figures, foget them in a heartbeat but that's beside the
point), i have found that there is little i can not seem to fix or at least make better that isn't already so far gone its beyond help.
Couple of good cases, the gf had a mac that died shortly after she got it, since then it sat in her room doing nothing, couple of people had looked at
it and got nowhere, i said i would have a fiddle and pulled the hdd out to rescue data before bolting it back together. Pressed the on button and it
worked. Fired up with no faults and has worked since.
Friend brought a laptop room me to see if i could do anything with it, the thing was toast, he was a smoker and had dogs so it was caked, the hdd had
failed so badly i only managed to get about 1gb in 10 off it, sometimes it even refused to bios.
After i was done it sat on a shelf for 2 years as he never picked it up, the Mrs needed a new laptop so i thought i would see if i had anything
salvageable kicking about and found this old laptop. Thought what the hell ill give it a go, well i managed not only to get it working but it can now
been running stable as a rock for 3 months.
I don't know what i did, haven't changed a thing, it just now works.
This doesn't stop with computers though, by trade i am a mechanic and trained engineer, not really by choice but it seems the profession chose me.
I can find faults on cars no one else can, its like i have knowledge that isn't mine or i can feel what's wrong.
One time i was a passenger in my mum's car and could almost feel that her tracking was out, when i mentioned it i was reliably informed it was fine.
Until she took her hands off the wheel and it started driving to one side.
There has been countless little things over the years that on their own seem insignificant but when taken together start to seem odd.
I too get the phone thing, i often pick it up to have it go off in my hands
I also seem to be able to handle delicate electronics with no earthing, i have been in countless computers, ECUs, phones, playstations you name it
without being earthed, in the last 10 years i haven't killed even 1 chip with static.
The situation seems to amuse the Mrs at least, she has taken to calling me "bicycle/car/technology Jesus" and getting me to do the lay on hands when
things won't work, so at least it pleases someone.
(p.s. Forgot I blew up a radio by walking into a garage and looking at it once, there was no power to the garage either, thing just caught fine while
me and a mate watched. Neither of us have an explanation for that one).
edit on 10-9-2012 by TheRecklessEngineer because: (no reason