Modern computers are quite the resilient beast and many of them can bounce back from any potential damage or particularly hard knocks with relative ease. However, there will inevitably come a time when your computer needs the repair person’s touch. The problem can come in with the fact that it isn’t always obvious when you have a repair-worthy problem and when it’s something you can fix by just pressing the restart button. Here are a few things to keep in mind to try and make it clearer when repair is needed for your computer.
Unusually Loud Noises
While loud noises aren’t necessarily a sign of the technological apocalypse, if your computer goes from operating fine to making loud noises then it’s time to take note. If nothing else, then this can be a warning sign to check that there aren’t any other problems that need your attention. Anything that sounds like something caught in a fan is also a warning sign to make sure there isn’t a fan with a poorly routed cable causing issues.
Hard Drive Disconnection
If your PC has multiple hard drives then it is important to keep an eye on their connection status. If, one day, the secondary drive starts randomly disconnecting and reconnecting then there are two main possible issues. First is that you could have a bad SATA cable or hard drive power cable. Second is that your motherboard may potentially be failing. Either way, a repair shop consultation is likely a necessity.
Files gone from your Hard Drive
There is no surer sign of a corrupt hard drive (and one that should be replaced ASAP) than when one turns on their computer to continue a major project only to find that a significant number of important files are now gone without a trace. Hopefully there is a backup to restore the files in question. Either way, this is a sign that a new hard drive is in order.
In conclusion, there are times when your computer starts having problems you can fix with a quick restart or by running an antivirus and times when it is seemingly half broken for no well-explained reason. If a problem has no clear cause then a repair technician is your best friend. If you think your PC needs fixing or it just has been acting strangely, contact us. Our friendly and experienced staff are always ready to help.