I have managed to do strange things to my computers. I have crashed motherboards, had a desktop "roasted" by lightning, have had more digital viruses than physical ones, and my laptop and mouse randomly (but automatically and without warning!) change their own setting to leave the left button to do what the right one is supposed to do. My laptop sometimes sounds like a A380 airplane ready for take off. No surprise that I consider the PC doctor around the corner as a close and dear friend.
I always go for "repair" instead of "replace", if I'm given an option. It just feels like unnecessary creating waste to go for a new machine. But I may change that tactic after having spotted what can be made of old, retired computers. Take a look at the photo's below. How cool is that!
And maybe I should go for one of these books designed by Steven Rodrig when my laptops crashes again!