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Okay, so last week at Thanksgiving my laptop started freezing and stuff. I took it into the repair shop, they said that because said laptop is five years old, I might as well buy a new one. I couldn't stomach the thought of replacing my very first laptop, so I asked what kind of stuff would I do to fix it myself. He said that it was a temp problem, so I took it apart and dusted the insides. It seemed to work well. Until it started freezing again. I managed to save some important files, but not all of them. In the end, because of the cost associated with fixing it, I had to replace it. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but I needed a laptop for college and game development.

Right now, I'm typing this on the brand new laptop I bought to replace my old one. I installed a couple of important programs I had on my old one on this and moved over some of the files I saved, but it's just not the same. It isn't. That laptop I replaced holds a lot of sentimental value for me, being my first laptop and all. I've decided to keep it for now instead of turning it in to whatever place does electronics recycling or dumping it. All the anime I watched with it, all the games I played with it, I can't let it go even if it won't start up anymore.

So my question here is:

Does anyone else have an emotional attachment to their electronics? Or is it just me?
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Posted 12/3/15 , edited 12/3/15
I have that for all personal possessions of value. Electronics are just the newest possession for me to get attached to. Scratch that, virtual possessions are now the newest thing I get attached to, love my coding.
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LtAgn02 wrote:

Okay, so last week at Thanksgiving my laptop started freezing and stuff. I took it into the repair shop, they said that because said laptop is five years old, I might as well buy a new one. I couldn't stomach the thought of replacing my very first laptop, so I asked what kind of stuff would I do to fix it myself. He said that it was a temp problem, so I took it apart and dusted the insides. It seemed to work well. Until it started freezing again. I managed to save some important files, but not all of them. In the end, because of the cost associated with fixing it, I had to replace it. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but I needed a laptop for college and game development.

Right now, I'm typing this on the brand new laptop I bought to replace my old one. I installed a couple of important programs I had on my old one on this and moved over some of the files I saved, but it's just not the same. It isn't. That laptop I replaced holds a lot of sentimental value for me, being my first laptop and all. I've decided to keep it for now instead of turning it in to whatever place does electronics recycling or dumping it. All the anime I watched with it, all the games I played with it, I can't let it go even if it won't start up anymore.

So my question here is:

Does anyone else have an emotional attachment to their electronics? Or is it just me?


hahahaha no i don't once it's dead it's gone
Posted 12/3/15 , edited 12/4/15
Not really.

As long as I have my stuff saved and transferred it all to the new device, I'm good.

I've broken so many phones that I've become heartless.
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they cost me an arm and a leg im not gonna be happy if they break shoot i haven't even made a dent in paying off for this stupid phone T_T
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My first laptop took me 4 years to save up for. It was $1300. It died in Uni, 5 years later. I left it on overnight to play music and it died.

It was heart wrenching. While I had a new gaming laptop (one I am using now), I used that one for other smaller stuff. I didn't want to part with it. I still have its heart (the HDD). Some day, I will give its heart a new life haha.
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I won't really able to tell once I have to get a new laptop, still on my first, I mean I got when I started college. I WAS in love with my phone, and probably would have been very sad to part with it until the galaxy s6 came out. Now I really wouldn't mind letting my s5 go.
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I miss you Samantha.
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It's just a piece of metal at the end of the day.
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The PCs I build, I'll have a little pride in. But once that shit is fully outdated and unupgrade-able, it's on borrowed time.
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I can definitely understand why people get attached to their electronics. We spend so much time on them and rely on them that it just kind of happens. As for me I would be really sad if I lost some of my electronics because I personally don't have a lot of money to just throw away so losing something would mean waiting awhile to get a new one and that's time lost. Although I can't wait to one day build a custom PC and pretty much stop using the laptop that I'm currently using
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LtAgn02 wrote:
Does anyone else have an emotional attachment to their electronics? Or is it just me?


My iPad and I are like a boy and his dog...We go everywhere together. Even curl up in bed together.

But, good thing is, every important file is in the cloud, so if something happens to the tablet, I can chuck it and start over with a new one, and not even notice a difference.

(Now, having to say goodbye to my old bread machine of ten years and PS3 of seven years was hard, but each was a chance to start over with a new one.)
Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
Sorry, no not really. I've been kicking my laptop in the chest every time it freezes lately. Not to release anger or anything, but that's what actually unfreezes it. I wouldn't do this if it were my dog. I'd probably euthanize it.
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I don't have any emotional attachment to my electronics. Sketch collection, yes. I still use my old iPhone 4s. I feel that as long as it does what I need it to do, why get rid of it? When I purchased this phone, the phone I brought in was a flip top phone from 2006. So, yeah, I don't really care as long as it works.
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