Just take a look at this previous poll. Like many /.ers, I read this and thought "hey, what a great idea! After all, he works as my preferred display device, favorite appliance, browser, and so much more! He'll surely hold up to this!" and immediately tried it.
Doom and gloom. He perished, and my household nearly came to a standstill. After trying to solve the problem myself, I realized I was spending far too much time on the project, yet I didn't know what to do. I could replace him I suppose, but the family had formed an emotional attachment to the current model, and I didn't like the detailing on the current models.
Enter the all-knowing /. poll once more! Necromancers, of course! One phone call later, and he's back on his feet and doing just about everything he used to. In fact, now those pesky power surges actually benefit him, being a re-animated corpse and whatnot.
Frankly, I prefer him this way, as he complains far less. Sure, he's pretty much lost his language, but when I really need to understand him, I just turn on closed captioning. Once you try it, you'll never go back.