• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 7: Castangia from SARTORIALE

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction is for a Castangia Suit or Sportcoat from SARTORIALE Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

will you fix a broken part by yourself?

VKK3450

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2004
Messages
3,769
Reaction score
2
Not really. I'm not opening up a cell phone, and I dont trust myself to poke around inside my laptop. There was a day when I would fix my PC issues, but now I rely on it too much.

K
 

adversity04

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2007
Messages
784
Reaction score
1
Depends on the product...but I'm an engineer so it's more than likely going to be poked and prodded for a little
 

Philosoph

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
1,143
Reaction score
3
I'll fix computer stuff myself. But probably not other electronics. I will open them up and take a peek though, just in case.
 

batorizer

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
217
Reaction score
0
i love to fix things, it may not work any better afterwards, but it's still fun to try. i've fixed a few laptops, pcs, and cars; i'm not sure if the latter applies here.
 

Pundit

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2006
Messages
223
Reaction score
2
I have replaced laptop hinges and cell phone antennas when broken but not much beyond that. The web usually has pretty good instructions on these user-doable tasks, but I have found it takes a new investment in tools. I am sure it has saved me money and time in the end; fortunately I have not bungled anything yet.
 

Tokyo Slim

In Time Out
Joined
Apr 28, 2004
Messages
19,178
Reaction score
14
Electronics, home repairs, flesh wounds, sometimes even my car!
 

Gravitas

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Messages
1,278
Reaction score
209
It all depends on the difficulty of the task. I am only proficient at soldering and I lack many of the tools and extra parts left to do anything too difficult.
 

rjakapeanut

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2008
Messages
1,892
Reaction score
6
i'm a whiz with computers and i build my own so if somethings up...of course i'll crack the case and take a peek inside, maybe take it all apart and see whats defective. as far as other eletronics...my girlfriend opened up my giant remote the other day and fixed it. thats about it. i don't screw with cell phones, pdas, gameboys etc.
 

Jumbie

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2007
Messages
4,136
Reaction score
3
I can change a mean battery.
 

jgold47

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
1,629
Reaction score
13
yeah I do too. I was always a tinkerer. Used to be an AV tech at best buy, then a car audio installer, so if you need your VCR cleaned, I am your guy. However, for the 3rd time in 12 years of driving, I paid for an oil change, instead of doing it myself, so I am either getting lazy or just realizing sometimes it not worth it.
 

sonick

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2003
Messages
6,033
Reaction score
484
Yes. At home I'm pretty much the IT Tech of the household with no less than 6 computers used regularly (3 desktops, 2 laptops, 1 network file server). I've cracked open laptops to fix loose power jacks, LCD screens etc. Also the resident Home Theater/AV tech. On the car, I do my own oil changes, replaced engine mounts, power steering pump. Still learning though; haven't actually done taken apart the actual engine. I'd say I'm fairly hands-on and I like to take things apart. Edit: Wait,
?
 

slipperywhenwet

Senior Member
Joined
May 18, 2008
Messages
110
Reaction score
0
Anything that I can fix, I do. I generally do all of my own computer fixes. I also fix any of the furniture that gets broken in my house. I've fixed my fridge once, and, when I was living at home, I repainted my parent's house more than once.

I do my own oil changes, belt changes, and spark plugs, fluids, etc.

The only things that I won't do are things that are covered by warranty, and won't take long. Although my oil changes are covered, sometimes they take too long, or it's too inconvenient to go all the way out to the dealership, so I just do it on my own.

I guess that I pride myself in knowing how to fix and maintain things. It always drives me nuts when I hear loose belts squealing on a car, or worn brakes, or when someone has a backed up sink and is waiting a week for a plumber to come and pull the pipes out, when it's easy to do on your own.
 

countdemoney

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2005
Messages
3,917
Reaction score
63
I trust the advice of the brothers gibb:
How can you mend a broken part?

I will do simple stuff, like look for things that fell apart or simple cleaning, but I can usually tell from the error if its something I can fix.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 29 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 51 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,984
Messages
9,226,697
Members
193,676
Latest member
dancing_coala
Top