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Do you open up laptops and other gadgets to see what's inside?   [Edit]

Survey period: 25 Oct 2010 to 1 Nov 2010

In other words, do you void warranties?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, always9711.53
Yes, if I don't care about breaking it11513.67
Yes, if it's already broken or malfunctioning25330.08
Depends16419.50
No21625.68



 
GeneralI am passionate about inside stuff. Pin
deepak_admirer@hotmail.com29-Oct-10 0:47
deepak_admirer@hotmail.com29-Oct-10 0:47 
GeneralRe: I am passionate about inside stuff. Pin
BoyDeveloperV230-Oct-10 9:23
BoyDeveloperV230-Oct-10 9:23 
GeneralNever, because I'm a SOFTware guy [modified] Pin
Thomas Weller27-Oct-10 21:54
Thomas Weller27-Oct-10 21:54 
GeneralRe: Never, because I'm a SOFTware guy Pin
John M. Drescher29-Oct-10 2:28
John M. Drescher29-Oct-10 2:28 
GeneralRe: Never, because I'm a SOFTware guy Pin
Thomas Weller29-Oct-10 3:06
Thomas Weller29-Oct-10 3:06 
GeneralDepends? Pin
la0127-Oct-10 13:02
la0127-Oct-10 13:02 
GeneralGenerally not while I'm using it. Pin
OriginalGriff27-Oct-10 9:42
mvaOriginalGriff27-Oct-10 9:42 
GeneralI don't want to break it Pin
Kunal Chowdhury «IN»27-Oct-10 7:27
professionalKunal Chowdhury «IN»27-Oct-10 7:27 
GeneralKinda depends... Pin
R-tsumami27-Oct-10 1:11
R-tsumami27-Oct-10 1:11 
GeneralI don't have Pin
Sunasara Imdadhusen27-Oct-10 0:29
professionalSunasara Imdadhusen27-Oct-10 0:29 
GeneralRe: I don't have Pin
Smithers-Jones27-Oct-10 2:56
Smithers-Jones27-Oct-10 2:56 
GeneralI will not destroy my guarantee Pin
KarstenK26-Oct-10 23:22
mveKarstenK26-Oct-10 23:22 
GeneralRe: I will not destroy my guarantee [modified] Pin
AWdrius28-Oct-10 1:26
AWdrius28-Oct-10 1:26 
Same here. If I still have a valid warranty on a product then I usually use it and let competent people fix my stuff. Now on the other hand if I am left on my own (no warranty, etc) then I do crack open faulty gadget (be it laptop, mp2 player, etc).

The only item I do not let others touch is my motorcycle (-, I have a friend who works in a workshop, races enduro and gives me plenty of advices. Not only this saves a lot of quids, but at the end you do know that everything is as it should and that every bolt is in its place (you wouldn't believe how lazy some of the workshops are).
Trust is a weakness.
modified on Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:41 AM

GeneralEverything that's not in critical use ... Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE26-Oct-10 18:19
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE26-Oct-10 18:19 
GeneralRegularly Pin
LloydA11126-Oct-10 15:50
LloydA11126-Oct-10 15:50 
GeneralIts just me Pin
Blubbo26-Oct-10 3:41
Blubbo26-Oct-10 3:41 
GeneralAlways Pin
Mike Hankey25-Oct-10 16:22
professionalMike Hankey25-Oct-10 16:22 
GeneralWhat?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
TheyCallMeMrJames25-Oct-10 12:55
TheyCallMeMrJames25-Oct-10 12:55 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Indivara25-Oct-10 18:15
professionalIndivara25-Oct-10 18:15 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Jörgen Sigvardsson26-Oct-10 1:45
Jörgen Sigvardsson26-Oct-10 1:45 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Indivara26-Oct-10 17:19
professionalIndivara26-Oct-10 17:19 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Oct-10 5:48
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Oct-10 5:48 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Fabio Franco26-Oct-10 8:50
professionalFabio Franco26-Oct-10 8:50 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
TheyCallMeMrJames26-Oct-10 9:12
TheyCallMeMrJames26-Oct-10 9:12 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Derek Viljoen26-Oct-10 10:57
Derek Viljoen26-Oct-10 10:57 

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