Lately I noticed that my computer was making some sounds where I ultimately narrowed it down to this one little fan that seems to be dying. The noise isn’t annoying but it is definitely noticeable at times. That is usually a sign that the thing is slowly showing its life and needs a replacement eventually. I was wondering in this case would you actually replace this simply because of the minor noise or would you stick with it until it breaks or is truly unbearable to save money?
I still have the habit overall to keep it until it breaks. If this was business equipment then I would tend to replace it as it can be a disaster where if something suddenly breaks where you don’t really know when. But then again would you just buy it at the time of need? You should only really do this for things that you are positive that the issue is minor of course or that It is something that isn’t critical for your day.
I do find it interesting when people go to extremes to save money in the sense of hiding imperfections. Like here there would actually be people who put something over the area that makes the noise to try and drown it out more. With the resource you invest to do that it would make me wonder if it is better to just buy the replacement.