How do you fix your electronics?

  • Get FREE 5 Gifts with Orders $59+

How do you fix your electronics?

jmex83 jmex83
When your computers, Ipods, or electronics in general go on the fritz, which services do you use if any?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am a female....
darthkitt3n , DeliciousSurprise , Beck , ViVix , wildorchid , Jul!a , wrmbreze , sktb0007 , Azule , js250 , Lady Bear , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Taylor , OhMy! , corsetsaurus rex , Secret Pleasure , DreamWolf , Kithara , MissCandyland , mistressg , Zombirella , SMichelle , LavenderSkies
23
I am a male...
Jon S , Allstars316 , Incendiaire , OhMy! , DiamondKoala , Lummox , dv8
7
I take it to a professional
P'Gell , Azule , js250 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Taylor , OhMy! , Lummox
7
I fix it on my own
darthkitt3n , Jon S , js250 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , OhMy! , corsetsaurus rex , DreamWolf , mistressg , DiamondKoala , Lummox , dv8
11
I have a friend/family member fix it for me
Alan & Michele , ksparkles16 , DeliciousSurprise , ViVix , Jul!a , wrmbreze , Azule , OhMy! , Secret Pleasure , DreamWolf , Kithara , MissCandyland , mistressg , Zombirella , LavenderSkies
15
I TRY to fix it until I break it more then I take it in to someone else
Incendiaire , Lady Bear , corsetsaurus rex , SMichelle , DiamondKoala
5
Other* Leave Comment
Chirple , Iron Man , Rossie , Beck , wildorchid , Allstars316 , sktb0007 , mistressg
8
Total votes: 76 (35 voters)
Poll is closed
03/06/2012
  • Buy 3 Items for $70
  • Buy 3 Items for $50
  • Buy 3 Items for $30
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Chirple Chirple
It really depends on what it is and what's wrong with it. Hardware, software ? How complicated is the device ? Are there walkthroughs on-line ? Are parts available ? Do I have the tools, or would I have to buy them ? What would be cheaper ? Would it be better to just replace it ?
03/06/2012
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Unless it's a software problem, we let our son deal with it.
03/06/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I have a good friend who knows technology so I let him fix it.
03/06/2012
Iron Man Iron Man
I usually fix it myself.
03/06/2012
Rossie Rossie
My husband fixes the computer related problems himself.
03/06/2012
Beck Beck
Well my hubby fixes it, but only if it is a virus or something. If something is wrong with a part, then forget that electronic and get a new one.
03/06/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
When your computers, Ipods, or electronics in general go on the fritz, which services do you use if any?
My mom is in charge of a bunch of computer nerds at work, so their tech guy fixes my stuff for free! YAY!
03/06/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
It really depends on what is wrong. At least try see what it is and see if I can do anything.
03/06/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Fixing my computers usually falls to my husband or my friends. I have a few friends that are good enough at it (or I just haven't broken things as badly as I thought) that I haven't had to take my computer in to be professionally serviced yet.
03/06/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I usually try to fix my own if I have a manual or can find some information online... but if I can't, I hand it to a family member lol.
03/06/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
When your computers, Ipods, or electronics in general go on the fritz, which services do you use if any?
Anything more than general maintenance I take it to a professional. I've had so many friends who "know a guy" and the "guy" takes their computer and it either never comes back or takes forever (as the "Guy" is busy with paying jobs) or it comes back to them in worse shape than it was when they brought it.

Electronics are not only expensive, but they are so necessary and complicated and I think it's worth it to keep them in good repair by using someone who does this for a living and isn't going to put my needs on the back burner (like the "guy" everybody knows always does.)

My husband is an engineer, but he isn't an IT guy. So, we just pay someone to fix our stuff. It's too valuable to trust to amateurs, as far as I'm concerned.

We're friends with an IT engineer. He works hard at his job, and I would never impose on him to use his free time to work on my broken electronics. In fact, I got him a T Shirt for Christmas that says, "NO, I will NOT fix your computer!" from ThinkGeek.com. He loved it as people think he has no right to free time and that he owes everyone he know free computer IT skills whenever they ask.
03/06/2012
js250 js250
I try to fix it first, depending on the issue. If it is something I am not certain or incapable of repairing--it goes to the shop.
03/06/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
usually i can fix it without taking it to someone. unless its a computer.
03/06/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Normally I fix it on my own. Success or no, I definitely tamper with it trying to fix it, and this tampering leads to A)varying degrees of success or B) critical failure. At the point of B, I will call someone else in, but by that point normally I've effed it up beyond help.
03/06/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I usually try and ask a friend for help.
03/06/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I take stuff apart to see if there is anything I could move around and bug a little without breaking and ruining anything... Then if it still doesn't work I ask my Master to have a look at it, He knows everything in the whoooooooooole widewide world!!! ^^
03/06/2012
calliope calliope
well If I'm annoyed enough I hit it a few times, try to figure it out on my own, and then I yell for my hubby to come fix it. I always break the electronics good thing my husband is very good with them lol.
03/06/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Family members fixes it.
03/07/2012
mistressg mistressg
Fix it myself, or if it is beyond me then I'll ask someone I know who is better with whatever specific type of thing it is.
03/07/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
When your computers, Ipods, or electronics in general go on the fritz, which services do you use if any?
I have my fiance look at it, if he can't figure it out then my dad. after that its time to replace it.
03/07/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Allstars316
It really depends on what is wrong. At least try see what it is and see if I can do anything.
This, exactly.
03/07/2012
DiamondKoala DiamondKoala
I youtube the solution until I get frustrated then take it to a shady guy across the street that voids my warranty so I can never get it sent back to the manufacturer.
03/07/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
When your computers, Ipods, or electronics in general go on the fritz, which services do you use if any?
Family who knows what they're doing!
03/31/2012
Total posts: 24
Unique posters: 24