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To render your computer useless, as useless as a brick.

Usually the result of tampering with the insides and doing irreversible damage. Bricking your hardware leaves you with a new paperweight. Can be the end effect of a faulty flash or firmware update, a modification (mod) gone bad or being struck by lighting, to name a few.
He managed to get his new iMac bricked while trying to boot WinXP on it.

I tried to change graphics cards while my computer was running but I only managed to get my machine bricked.
by remmelt January 24, 2006
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Bricked refers to ANY hardware that is unable to start up due to bad software; Usually because of a bad software flash, a modification done improperly, loss of necessary files, being overheated from overclocking or overuse if the item is a lemon, a short-ciruiting, or a trojan that deletes necessary files for a few exaples.
The noob bricked his PSP becuase he took out the battery while running a firmware update. But he was updating to 2.6, so he's better off this way.
by RaiderX April 14, 2006
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To have completely screwed something up. Original reference comes from calling a missed shot in basketball a brick.
From the movie "Dazed and Confused" after a beer delivery man arrived early, before Pickford's parents had left, and ruined plans for his party:

Wooderson: "Bummer about your party, man."
Pickford: "What can I say? It's beyond me. The delivery guy bricked."
by pk0d October 05, 2007
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When one's electronic equipment ceases to function almost entirely due to faulty hardware, glichey update, or a poorly executed attempt at modding.
See also "brick"
1: Frank's computer was bricked when the power lines outside were struck by lightening.
2: On December 31 of 2008 all the 30gb Zunes were bricked because of an internal clock glitch.
3: My cell phone was bricked when I fell in that puddle.

4: To brick
Jim's trying to overclock his CPU. I keep telling him he's going to brick the whole the.
by Magnoodle December 31, 2008
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1. To be hit in the face or back of the head with a brick.
2. When a peice of technology (or a person) fails miserably.
1. When someone is being a jackass, they should usually be bricked:
"I was at the movies and someone's cell phone went off. She actually answered it and proceeded to have a five minute conversation with the person before she hung up. So I bricked her."
by Mion February 21, 2008
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Past Tense of 'to brick.'
Which is to render any piece of technology, as useful as a brick. Therefore if some piece of technology is 'bricked' it is as useful as a brick, ie. it does nothing.
Yoshi bricked 10 PSP's, donate more moneys to his "Downgrading" efforts!
by Sturmeh June 15, 2008
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