The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. Nodding, I assumed that he recognised my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Instead, he produced my laptop, grinned at me, and said, "This laptop had so much wrong with it. It's ridiculous!"
Soooo, yeah. My computer had been randomly freezing for awhile, but I didn't know it was on the verge of becoming an incredibly expensive pile of garbage.
No matter how reliable a computer is, it's bound to have a problem sometime. There are lots of things that can cause component breakdowns from liquids and heat, to dust or plain old over-clocking. What's the most major repair a computer of yours has ever needed? Pick it apart below.