Home / Definitions / Fried


Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:43 am

In the world of computers the word fried is a slang word used used to refer to hardware or systems that have been rendered completely useless. One common example is to refer to a non-working hard drive as being fried. In electronics, fried refers to components that have been burned by excessive voltage, heat or electrical damage.