1. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm constantly worried that my electronics are damaged or broken even though they appear to be working fine. Like, I just got a new Apple TV. I started to unplug it from the back of the device, but remembered I like to unplug from the outlet first. So I stopped and then unplugged from the outlet. But I'm afraid that me starting to unplug it then stopping somehow shocked the circuits inside or something. Or when the device in the shipping box accidentally fell a foot onto the floor. Or if there's a blackout and I'm playing my console and it shuts off abruptly that it shorted the components or something.

    It's things like that. And it's ruining my life. If there was something wrong with my electronics, it would be noticeable right? Does anyone else have similar issues?
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    12-31-2015 09:43 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If I'm being honest I think you're worrying too much. I'm very picky about how my devices look and perform but this is the monster Apple has created with their attention to detail, especially from a design perspective. That being said, dropping an iPhone a foot off of the floor while it's still in its box isn't going to hurt it. I can almost guarantee that it had already experienced much worse trauma than that just from the shipping process. Power outages and plugging/unplugging can cause issues on rare occasions but, again, it's nothing to constantly worry about.
    If your stuff looks good and is acting fine then don't worry about it. They're just devices and can always be replaced. Enjoy them!
    01-01-2016 02:11 AM
  3. Algus's Avatar
    My last three Windows machines all died ignoble deaths early on due to various issues, including my custom built rig (some sort of PSU issue I never solved...think there was a fault somewhere in the mainboard). I've had far less trouble with hardware since I switched to Apple.

    I actually miss my old Core 2 Duo Vista machine at times. It was a sexy sexy media center. TV Tuner (480i only), 900p monitor, media remote, wifi antennae (before that was really a thing) and 2x250 GB HDDs (before 500 GB of storage was really a thing). PCs are so good now that you can use any old Celeron and have a good media player. Back then you had to build for it. It was BD ready but the drives were so damn expensive.
    01-01-2016 03:04 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    My last three Windows machines all died ignoble deaths early on due to various issues, including my custom built rig (some sort of PSU issue I never solved...think there was a fault somewhere in the mainboard). I've had far less trouble with hardware since I switched to Apple.

    I actually miss my old Core 2 Duo Vista machine at times. It was a sexy sexy media center. TV Tuner (480i only), 900p monitor, media remote, wifi antennae (before that was really a thing) and 2x250 GB HDDs (before 500 GB of storage was really a thing). PCs are so good now that you can use any old Celeron and have a good media player. Back then you had to build for it. It was BD ready but the drives were so damn expensive.
    Some time ago I was a pretty astute custom rig friar. I could blow up a computer with the best of them!
    01-01-2016 10:32 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    If I'm being honest I think you're worrying too much. I'm very picky about how my devices look and perform but this is the monster Apple has created with their attention to detail, especially from a design perspective. That being said, dropping an iPhone a foot off of the floor while it's still in its box isn't going to hurt it. I can almost guarantee that it had already experienced much worse trauma than that just from the shipping process. Power outages and plugging/unplugging can cause issues on rare occasions but, again, it's nothing to constantly worry about.
    If your stuff looks good and is acting fine then don't worry about it. They're just devices and can always be replaced. Enjoy them!
    I think my main worry was if I partially unplugged the Apple TV and plugged it back in that it could have put stress on the components.

    It's mainly that I spend good money on this stuff and want them to work as they should
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    01-01-2016 11:00 AM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    You could put the Apple TV on a power strip that has an on/off switch. That way you don't have to unplug the ATV's power cord at either end.
    01-01-2016 12:33 PM
  7. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Wow. You are really, really, really overthinking it.

    Anyone else have OCD about their Apple devices.-inhaleexhalerepeat1.jpg
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    01-01-2016 12:47 PM
  8. RavenSword's Avatar
    You could put the Apple TV on a power strip that has an on/off switch. That way you don't have to unplug the ATV's power cord at either end.
    I do have it on a power strip. I just like unplugging the device itself when I dust it. That was the reason I unplugged it from the back, when I dust.
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    01-01-2016 12:54 PM
  9. Trees's Avatar
    Is there a reason to unplug a device when dusting it?
    01-01-2016 01:04 PM
  10. RavenSword's Avatar
    Is there a reason to unplug a device when dusting it?
    To get behind it where the ports are. The cords get in the way otherwise.

    Like I said, I don't remember the little indicator light turning back on when I was tugging on the power cord in the back of the device. Which would indicate it would turn from off to on. So I think I'm probably fine. I just was worried if it screwed with the internal components or something. I didn't even fully unplug it from the back, just started to.
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    01-01-2016 01:10 PM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, more than likely everything's ok?
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    01-01-2016 07:03 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So, more than likely everything's ok?
    Is it working okay? Turn it on and use it. You should know the answer pretty quickly. I'm sure everything is fine though.
    01-01-2016 07:18 PM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    Is it working okay? Turn it on and use it. You should know the answer pretty quickly. I'm sure everything is fine though.
    Well it turns on and seems to run ok. My worry and paranoia came from if there was some damage I couldn't immediately see or something.
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    01-01-2016 07:32 PM
  14. reeneebob's Avatar
    No. It's fine. It's perfectly fine. There's nothing wrong with it. There never was.
    01-01-2016 07:42 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    No. It's fine. It's perfectly fine. There's nothing wrong with it. There never was.
    It's hard because how do I know it's working like it should? I have no comparison and can't do side by sides or anything. My Ocd won't let me accept it for some reason.
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    01-01-2016 09:03 PM
  16. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Well it turns on and seems to run ok. My worry and paranoia came from if there was some damage I couldn't immediately see or something.
    They are not as sensitive as you are making them out to be.

    Worry about something else.
    01-01-2016 09:20 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    I don't take any special care with my apple products and they work great. Apple TV stays plugged in don't sweat it!
    01-01-2016 09:41 PM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    It's really hard. I never know what a real concern or just OCD messing with me.
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    01-01-2016 10:52 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    It's really hard. I never know what a real concern or just OCD messing with me.
    It's all messing with you Nothing to be concerned about unless the screen is cracked or if you're staring at your device down in the bottom of the toilet If it's an Apple TV, it doesn't turn on, or the screen is marbled or entirely magenta.
    01-02-2016 01:06 PM
  20. Fit24's Avatar
    If the device is operating as designed, functioning normally, and there is no noticeable physical damage, I usually assume there is nothing wrong with it.
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    01-02-2016 07:41 PM
  21. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I've unplugged the cord from the back of the device like 10 times now and am worried somehow the connection has loosened or something from wear of doing that. Is that even possible?
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    01-04-2016 06:41 PM
  22. reeneebob's Avatar
    01-04-2016 08:08 PM
  23. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but do u see a therapist for your OCD ? It may help u to worry less about these things.
    01-04-2016 08:18 PM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    LOL, to be honest I'm OCD about more than just my Apple products. My can goods in my food pantry have to be aligned and covered down for starters. LOL
    01-04-2016 08:59 PM
  25. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but do u see a therapist for your OCD ? It may help u to worry less about these things.
    Yes, I am
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    01-04-2016 09:04 PM
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