Conversely (and this may be a candidate for the DIY thread) I tried recently to self-fix the DVD player in the back of the wife's Volvo.
It's not a built in thing or anything as slick or poncey as that - it's just a portable unit that runs two DVD screens (one slightly thicker than the other where the DVD slides in) and plugs into the cigarette lighter socket for power via a 12v plug jack thing.
For long journeys with 3 kids under 5 years old it's a godsend - but as the cigarette lighter in the Volvo is at the back of the centre console between the front seats - the power socket part of it is vulnerable to being knocked as the kids get in and out and it recently stopped working.
I went to have a look, and it was clear that the power cable going into the plug that goes into the cigarette lighter had been stretched. The seal around the end of the cable and the hard case was snapped and the wiring was visible.
This, I thought, is going be a breeze. I'll just need to open up the casing of the plug and see which wire has been pulled off it's connector, and then a blob of solder (oh yes - "solder"
) and Bob's your uncle. I could visualize the problem. I'd open the plug and there would be a disconnected wire right in front of me.
I got my electrical screwdriver out, found the little lugs on the plug that held it together, give them a bit of a squeeze free the two halves of the plug casing, and.....
The halves parted and about 1,000 small parts, including springs, circuit boards, diodes, little resistors and all sorts of stuff flew up into the air and landed all over the back seat of the car.
The only recognizable piece (to me) is a small circuit board with two firmly and securely attached power wires soldered onto it
I've now collected all the pieces and have put them in a "Box of shame" in the garage and informed the wife that it's more serious than it looked. I'm now scouring eBay for a replacement cable and power plug.....