Here's when it makes sense to do a computer repair instead of buying a new one!
At the time you’re busy working on something urgent, or expecting a pile of work to be done, and suddenly your computer breaks down, you’re left hanging in the air. If this happens, you need to make a practical and cost effective decision.
When you should consider a computer repair
- The average lifespan of a PC is about 3-5 years depending on quality and usage. If the PC is still new, it's impractical to buy a new one.
- The PC may still be under warranty and can be repaired or replaced by the manufacturer at no cost.
- If the system is slow, or downloading takes longer than it should, memory or disk capcity could be low. Upgrading components could solve the problem.
- Business grade equipment may be very expensive, so repairs could be less than the cost of purchasing a new unit.
- Buying a computer is more work. All your data and applications must be transferred into the new PC.
When you should consider a new computer
Buying a new PC is exciting, especially if it's a new model with better features, but if you have no money to buy a new one or your budget is limited at the time that your computer breaks down, it could be a terrible headache. So, consider the following:
- If your computer is 5 years or older, then it makes sense to buy a new unit.
- Consumer type equipment is so cheap that repairs often exceed the cost of purchase.
- System requirements must be taken into consideration when deciding to upgrade or purchase new software applications. A new system may need to be purchased to meet minimum requirements.
- If the computer crashed and doesn't power up, or buttons are difficult to operate, a new computer may be needed.
- Repairs only make sense if you find a qualified computer professional who provides warranty for services.
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge on having a computer repair, you don’t have to worry in bringing your PC to the computer shop. Just remember that the key to having a practical solution to your problem is getting the right computer professional to do the job at the right cost.