Hey... So heres the deal I am finally about to use this port (Expansion port 3 on HP Pavilion), and it would suck if it's damaged when I just got a device that will utilize it off my mate (HP docking station). I accidentally stuck it in there a few days ago... DONT ASK WHY.. Do you think that it could be damaged?
ALL electronic gear runs on smoke. Let out the smoke and it stops working. If you didn't let out the smoke it will probably still work.
Odds are that it will be fine, if not, then you really shouldn't be allowed anywhere near anything computery - for gawds sake, a safety pin ? I'm quite flummoxed. I mean .. it's probably another story that really shouldn't see the light of day .... :-)
My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government
Thanks for the advice guys :) I freeeeaked out, wouldnt you if you had sparks flying out of your Laptop?! I plugged the docking station in and it works (thank god) I will not be sticking inamimate objects into my laptop EVER again. Luc x