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 So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that

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PostSubject: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:21 am

So I'm renting to own a new computer. The tower is huge so I am going to build on it. I can fit plenty of stuff in it like graphic cards, etc. I get the computer tomorrow after work, I already made my first payment.


Thing is, the lady told me if I'm two days late on a payment, she can turn the computer off.

I plan on paying it until it's paid off, but I don't like the idea someone can just turn my shit off when they want too. If they turned it off if I was two weeks late, I could understand, but two days? Seriously, so many things could happen in two days where I wouldn't be able to get the payment. I could be in the hospital, my truck could break down, could be late getting my paycheck. I mean, you just never know.



So..I'm sure it's a device somewhere in the PC that does it.

I wanna know two things.


1. It's not something that runs in the back ground of the pc, is it? I play games, I don't want something running the background I can't shut off...

2. Can I take apart the pc and remove it?
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:48 am

I'm assuming the lady is your landlord which means i'm guessing she is doing one of two things

1) Threatening to turn off your power which would turn off your computer
2) Have your computer connected through a network, most likely a LAN and control it that way

I'm guessing the first option, i mean i'm no computer whiz but the other alternatives would require a significant amount of computer knowledge.
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:54 pm

When you get the computer reformat it(make sure there's no programs to shut it off)

Google devices that can be attached to a computer that can shut it off remotely.

Or, the bitch is lying to you to make sure you pay it on time.
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:58 pm

Sounds like a rat. Do what Mittens said and reformat it.



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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:33 am

There should be hardware, but you might not be able ti find it.
Most likely it is just a small chip like piece in your tower.
If she is stupid it might even say something like "do not remove"

I would open up the tower and see if you find anything unusual right on the surface.

Otherwise, don't take it apart, just do what mittens said. Since shutting down you computer is a software command, that should take care of it.
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:55 am

Thanks guys. I will reformat it when I get it in a few hours. I will also look in the tower to see if something doesn't belong.


I figured it was some sort of remote software so restoring to factory settings was my first idea to begin with before I posted here..
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:08 am

We sell cars at our 'by here pay here' lots and if someone faults on a payment we have a remote kill and gps to find them. WIN



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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:57 am

WarCrazy wrote:
We sell cars at our 'by here pay here' lots and if someone faults on a payment we have a remote kill and gps to find them. WIN

Doesnt everyone have one of those?
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:27 pm

No?



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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:04 pm

Omg that would suck so bad... like right in the middle of the highway on the way to work and BAM! GG Car!
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:26 am

I'm sure the car has to be shut off first before the "kill" takes effect. Like once they park and cut the car off, you wont be able to cut it back on.
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:56 am

So did the thingy you did work Ryan?
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:55 am

Not sure. I'll find out if I ever miss a payment.
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:22 pm

Or maybe when you miss a payment the lady runs over yo your house and unplug the computer and takes the power cord
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PostSubject: Re: So I bought a new PC, but it can be shut off at will? Fuck that   Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:39 pm

If she gets passed my Rottweiler, Pitbull, German Shepard, and American Bulldog with no weapons, she can have the damn thing.


Because at least 3 of them are always inside at once. And they are very aggressive. They're my body guards. Smile
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