well here's a salutary tale for anyone with IT equipment that they would prefer to keep using...
if you're going to move/reach for/ adjustany piece of hardware that has even the slightest (250,000 miles) gravitational force on another locally-situated piece of equipment, then:
MOVE THE OTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT FIRST !!!
You could, instead, opt to do as I did and "never, ever - bloody anything, ever!" - reach for it anyway. Result: the offending nudge caused the entire earth to momentarily reverse spin on its axis, flinging my Ultrawide 29" LG monitor floorward. The LG may have survived it's pike twist and gambole, had it not been for the corner of my Lenovo laptop invitingly jutting skywards toward the flight path of the suicidal LG.
in the 5ms it took for the LG to seek out the Lenovo (coincidentally its refresh rate immediately prior to accident) I felt my wallet emptying before my eyes.
Gaze on dear readers at the high quality phone pictures below - rendered on my 29" no-longer-singing, no-longer-dancing piece of LG scrap, and yell in chorus like BA Barracus "I pity the fool".
I may now be £200+ poorer, but I am richer for the lesson learned - my own imbecilitude is limitless. yeah right, because using a platitude on myself really made me feel better. "Edward Elizabeth Hitler !!!"
She looks a beauty as well, mate, so I can see why you're pig sick of the crunching collision.
As you say, we've all got to be so wary of moving or adjusting or fiddling behind some of this kit as we all know what it's like... we tend to have 'stuff' everywhere and all it takes is one wee mishap to render some expensive, rare or much-loved gear completely... FUBAR...
...you end up feeling like shit and there's fek all you can do and so we feel your pain, brenski - we've all tasted a slice of this kind of crap and it aint easy to swallow, fella, if you excuse my mixing of metaphors.
Take it real steady and open a bottle of JD / Bushmills and crank the telly on later, feet up and watch some of your US Football... just be bloody careful though with that Ming vase that is perched on that precarious shelf where you keep your remote controls...!!
Ouch! Christmas is over BяеиsKi!! You should have done that BEFORE December 25! Now Santa can't do nothing for you...
knowing my luck, Santa would have parked his fat ass in his sleigh right on top of my replacement monitor.
I closed off by exclaiming Edward Elizabeth Hitler, as not only is he that the perfect substitution for the swearwords i wanted to use, but, more importantly: Edward is to blame. Completely.
You see (mixing my comedy references now) the "earth momentarily reverse spinning on its axis" referred to above was the result of "disturbances in the wash" - cause by Eddies in the space-time continuum.
"I'd like to be home with my monkey and my dog." —from the album "Radio K.A.O.S.", Sunset Strip ======== About Me: You know that crazy cat lady who can't turn away a cat and has a houseful of 'em? That's me, except I'm that crazy Atari guy. o.O