Sometimes broken is fixable, so let’s just focus on that. It’s not as if I don’t have plenty of practice with this concept.
Of course the repairs may patch things up back to working order, but they’ll never return whatever was broken to factory spec.
This is what getting old is really all about. If you’re lucky, you get to keep repairing things as they go. You’ll never be young again but hopefully you retain a pretty good quality of life, at least until the next thing breaks.
If you’re unlucky, however, the whole thing just gives out and it’s time to call it a day.
My particular machine unfortunately doesn’t seem like it was designed for the long hall. Lots of major repairs in the last eight years, with another one on the near horizon. At least I was fortunate enough to get a good CPU.
Well, more or less.