10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks

Use a rubber band to hold your phone on your head? Why not? But we'd caution against stringing an extension cord to the swimming pool to power your gadgets.

By Sarah Jacobsson, PC World |  Offbeat, hardware hacks, slideshow

A Techie's Gotta Do What a Techie's Gotta Do

Oh, no--your PC's crashing again, and you have a sneaking suspicion that it's the hardware. What to do, what to do? Should you suck it up and pay the $200 or more for a "professional" to look at it?

Or should you try to fix it yourself?

You know that PC World has all sorts of how-to guides on fixing failed electronics (such as your laptop, your MP3 player, and your other hardware), but what if you can't even get online to read our sage advice?

Eh, just do it your own way--like the crafty folks in this slide show did. Allow me to introduce you to ten of the most low-down, low-tech hardware hacks we've ever seen. We do, however, have to commend them for their creativity and hard work.

See also:
Seven cringe-worthy tech movie moments
How 10 Famous Technology Products Got Their Names

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