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6th Jan '18 2:26:28 AM JackG
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* In the utterly appalling Killer Net, written by LyndaLaPlante, the "hero" decides to destroy his computer because... the plot says so, basically, although it's implied that the software is some kind of threat, somehow - look, it's a [[NewMediaAreEvil The Internet Is Evil]] story, don't expect it to make sense. He does this by hauling the monitor and ''only'' the monitor up to the top of a building and throwing it off.

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* In the utterly appalling Killer Net, ''Killer Net'', written by LyndaLaPlante, the "hero" decides to destroy his computer because... the plot says so, basically, although it's implied that the software is some kind of threat, somehow - look, it's a [[NewMediaAreEvil The Internet Is Evil]] story, don't expect it to make sense. He does this by hauling the monitor and ''only'' the monitor up to the top of a building and throwing it off.
30th Nov '17 11:35:43 AM Xtifr
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* Justified in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' - the protagonist uses some dark magic juju (which is indistinguishable from sufficiently advanced mathematics) to hack into his captors' computer network, by way of an insufficiently locked-down monitor in the room in which he is confined.
** Well, actually what looked like a TV at first turned out to be a Windows Media Center PC built into the flat-screen TV. So in this case it's a subversion.

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* Justified Subverted in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' - the ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue''--the protagonist uses some dark magic juju (which is indistinguishable from sufficiently advanced mathematics) to hack into his captors' computer network, by way of what appears to be an insufficiently locked-down monitor ''monitor'' in the room in which he is confined.
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confined. However, it's actually what looked like a TV at first turned out to be a Windows Media Center PC built into the flat-screen TV. So in this case it's a subversion.TV.
21st Nov '17 11:50:24 AM Steven
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* The NES version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has you destroying a supercomputer before fighting the FinalBoss. Said supercomputer is really massive screen that requires ''missiles'' to destroy.
2nd Aug '17 10:10:57 PM igordebraga
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* Teens WebVideo/{{React}} [[ https://goo.gl/5cm9R2 to Windows 95]] have the "test subjects" falling to this trope when asked to turn on an old school desktop PC.
15th Jun '17 3:49:28 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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4th May '17 7:48:07 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Or a user that brings their monitor into the repair shop for an issue with the computer.
1st May '17 1:11:45 PM Discar
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* Amped UpToEleven in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. When [[BigBad En Sabah Nur]] [[spoiler:hijacks Cerebro and mentally possesses Xavier to launch nuclear missles into outer space,]] Xavier can't psychically sever the connection, and Hank [=McCoy=] can't do the same through Cerebro's monitor, leaving Havok to use his chest beam to disable and destroy the supercomputer.
24th Apr '17 1:27:02 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Webcomic/CrimsonDark'': This trope is in full force [[http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=617 here]] when Kari takes a shot at Whisper. Whisper comments on the implications of the situation [[http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=618 here]].
22nd Mar '17 7:37:09 PM Sane_Spinster
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* Amped UpToEleven in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. When [[BigBad En Sabah Nur]] [[spoiler:hijacks Cerebro and mentally possesses Xavier to launch nuclear missles into outer space,]] Xavier can't psychically sever the connection, and Hank [=McCoy=] can't do the same through Cerebro's monitor, leaving Havok to use his chest beam to disable and destroy the supercomputer.
29th Jan '17 4:29:58 AM Viira
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'' features an aversion with a ''cell phone''. The cell phone in question had a cracked LCD display, but otherwise functioned well enough to ring when called. [[spoiler:It also featured a camera, and the phone's memory contained a photograph which proved critical to the case. Franziska accessed the photograph by synchronizing the phone with her own cell phone, which was a similar model.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'' features an aversion with a ''cell phone''. The cell phone in question had has a cracked broken LCD display, but otherwise functioned functions well enough to ring when called. [[spoiler:It also featured has a camera, and the phone's memory contained contains a photograph which proved critical to the case. Franziska accessed accesses the photograph by synchronizing the phone with her own cell phone, which was is a similar model.]]
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