Would it be OK to lay my computer tower on it's side? ?

I would like to put pictures on the wall above it, but it sticks up pretty high. .. I was wondering if I laid it on it's side (the side without the vent holes of course) would everything inside it still work right? 

5 Answers

  • Ron75
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
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    I really wouldn't do that as it puts undue strain on the drives and as stated your DVD drive would be hard to use. Also depending on how your circuit boards are mounted it may cause one of them to work loose in the connector.


  • 6 months ago

    No not a good idea

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    thats not a good idea because it will put

    more stress on the hard disk and DVD drive

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Probably. The drives though might eventually have a problem since their bearings have developed a "set" through running in one particular orientation.  To anthropomorphise, they've got used to running one way round and won't like doing it otherwise. This is more likely in elderly computers.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    If you don't mind having trouble loading DVDs because they'll fall out of the tray, it'll be fine. 

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