Re: Easy way to make a computer fail beyond economical repair?
Is there a 110V/230V switch on your PSU? If there is, and you're in the US, switch it to 230V.
Damn, you're in Scotland, right?
It would probably just switch off automatically if you took the HSF off, unless it's extremely old.
A bad BIOS flash would be the easiest way to stop it booting.
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