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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



 
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Fabio Franco26-Oct-10 7:50
professionalFabio Franco26-Oct-10 7:50 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
TheyCallMeMrJames26-Oct-10 8:12
TheyCallMeMrJames26-Oct-10 8:12 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Derek Viljoen26-Oct-10 9:57
Derek Viljoen26-Oct-10 9:57 
GeneralRe: What?! Over 70% of programmers aren't hackers?! Pin
Fabio Franco26-Oct-10 11:14
professionalFabio Franco26-Oct-10 11:14 
GeneralIf its cheap! Pin
Abhinav S25-Oct-10 7:05
Abhinav S25-Oct-10 7:05 
GeneralTo add memory Pin
John M. Drescher25-Oct-10 5:04
John M. Drescher25-Oct-10 5:04 
GeneralRe: To add memory Pin
John Connic25-Oct-10 13:34
John Connic25-Oct-10 13:34 
GeneralI did this recently. It was a success! Pin
Simon Dufour25-Oct-10 2:13
Simon Dufour25-Oct-10 2:13 
One of my pair of Sony earphone (with noise cancelation) would sometime start to stop working on one side when I turned noise-cancelation on. To make it work, I hate to twist the headphones a little and everything would be fine until I moved a bit too much.

I decided to opened them and see if I could do anything.

I open the half-broken side and *click* something fall off on the floor. it's a small metal pin with some adhesive paper on it. It was maybe holding something, I don't really know. Then, I start checking if all the cables are all right. They look like they do. They're so flimsy that I fear breaking one by looking at it so I rapidly close the headphones back without replacing the pin since I have no ideas where it goes.

Try them in my MP3 player, BAM. They work perfectly like day 1. lol.. I'm awesome.
GeneralIt's rare for me to lift .. Pin
Chris Meech25-Oct-10 2:09
Chris Meech25-Oct-10 2:09 
GeneralSure... Pin
Smithers-Jones25-Oct-10 1:28
Smithers-Jones25-Oct-10 1:28 
GeneralRe: Sure... Pin
AlexCode25-Oct-10 2:52
professionalAlexCode25-Oct-10 2:52 
GeneralJust Scratching an Itch Pin
W Balboos, GHB25-Oct-10 1:23
W Balboos, GHB25-Oct-10 1:23 
GeneralIs that not why screwdrivers were invented for? Pin
DaveAuld24-Oct-10 23:02
professionalDaveAuld24-Oct-10 23:02 
GeneralRe: Is that not why screwdrivers were invented for? Pin
W Balboos, GHB25-Oct-10 1:15
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jnedimyer25-Oct-10 12:32
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jhb n7dcq25-Oct-10 13:06
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GeneralRe: Is that not why screwdrivers were invented for? Pin
GPUToaster™25-Oct-10 1:57
GPUToaster™25-Oct-10 1:57 
GeneralI did this only one time Pin
Bigdeak24-Oct-10 22:58
Bigdeak24-Oct-10 22:58 
GeneralHardware - let the techie handle it Pin
Mycroft Holmes24-Oct-10 22:07
professionalMycroft Holmes24-Oct-10 22:07 
GeneralOnce the thing is over a year old... Pin
Dalek Dave24-Oct-10 21:39
professionalDalek Dave24-Oct-10 21:39 
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Rhuros24-Oct-10 23:08
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Sunasara Imdadhusen26-Oct-10 23:30
professionalSunasara Imdadhusen26-Oct-10 23:30 
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Chris Maunder27-Oct-10 17:16
cofounderChris Maunder27-Oct-10 17:16 
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Dalek Dave27-Oct-10 21:07
professionalDalek Dave27-Oct-10 21:07 

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