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View Poll Results: which can you diagnose more easily? Cars or Computers?
Cars!! 8 24.24%
Computers!! 22 66.67%
Neither! I can't fix a damn thing!! 1 3.03%
I think I stepped in a dead animal 2 6.06%
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default which can you diagnose and fix more easily? Cars or Computers?

If something breaks on a car or a computer, which could you more easily figure out what is wrong and fix it?

Not talking about specific things just in general.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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also add Fix also to the poll question..
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Computers are much easier
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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I can rarely fix my car worth a damn.
Computers are another story.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #5
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been tinkering with PCs much longer than cars but I think I'm pretty handy at both
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:20 AM   #6
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PC hands down. Worst case I can just nuke and pave a PC and all is better. Cars not so much.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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so all in all OT is more computer oriented than mechanically..
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:07 PM   #8
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I can fix both decently well...but I tend to f-up computers WAY worse than I f-up cars.

That is...when I screw up.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:10 PM   #9
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Fixing is relative.


A computer, 99% of the time its software related and you can just slick the drive and start over. Thats not really trouble shooting, but it is fixed. That would be akin to replacing your drivetrain when you have a small oil leak.


Now as for going through and testing caps on a board or anything like that, I would assume that almost no one on here has the capability. That would be a similar resolution or level it takes when fixing a car.



So basically I can't answer your question until you describe in what detail you mean by fixing. The system as a whole, the main components, or the items inside those components.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Fixing is relative.
So basically I can't answer your question until you describe in what detail you mean by fixing. The system as a whole, the main components, or the items inside those components.
That's why I said "Not talking about specific things just in general."
Means if something goes wrong... Anything... on either a car or a computer... Which would you be most likely be able to figure out what is wrong, and fix. By fix I mean make not so broken, anymore.

Anything... What do you know more about? Am I rambling enough to make it so you can pick one yet or should I keep going?
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I can normally figure out what is wrong with a car easier than a computer. For example the oil is leaking from the tranny or the battery is dead as opposed to sector 1202458 is currupt or this part of the code is missing a comma.

But as lotus said getting a computer back to normal is easier than a car. I can not just reformat the car and reinstall.
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