Maybe this is just me but it seems like despite the fact i am getting older and starting to know some things that they don't my parents still do not listen and belive me about things. Especially when it comes to computers which i do know more about then them.
The other week my dad's computer was playing up. Coming up with thermal errors and crashing and such. I took at look at his computer installed a CPU monitoring tool to check the temperature of the CPU and it was having no problems. So i decided to crack it open and take a look inside. Sure enough nearly all the capacitors inside were leaking and/or bloated. I told him that it was a common problem with the Intel motherboards from a couple of years ago everyone bought these motherboards at the time because they were cheap but the capacitors wore out after about 2-3 years. I also told him i could replace the motherboard for about $90.
So anyway a couple of a weeks later im having dinner with him and he says "Guess what i found out what was wrong with the computer!"
I asked him what it was even though i already knew. to which he responded "I took the computer into the shop today and they said that its the motherboard thats the problem and they showed me all the leaky capacitors. I got them to replace it and it only cost me $100 plus labor" he also rattled on about how the guy had told him it was a common problem with the cheap intel motherboards from a couple of years ago.
Finally i spoke up and said "I told you all this 2 weeks ago and that i could replace the motherboard for $90. Why did you go to the computer shop?" to which he replied "I know that but i wanted to make sure that was actually the problem."
So anyway has anyone else had this problem with there parents before? If so do share your story and let us know what you think the reason for them doing this is.