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Computer Repair or Replacement?

If you properly care for your computer, it will last for many years, but sometimes your computer requires more than repairs, it needs to be replaced. Here are seven indications you are in need of computer repair or replacement.

Computer Repair or Replacement?

1.Trouble Downloading Latest Operation System

If you have owned a computer for at least one year, you know that updates come and go. Computer updates are important because they keep your computer protected from viruses and enhances your user experience. If your computer has issues downloading the latest operating system upgrade, apps, or other software, this is an indication that your PC may need to be replaced. This issue could be caused by virus intrusion, malware, spyware, and similar instances. In this situation, a system restore may help you keep your computer functioning long enough to use until you purchase a new one.

2. Daily Use of Your Computer

If you use your computer for school and work purposes, there is a good chance you use it more than once on a daily basis. Constant use of a computer causes wear and tear, and will eventually mean replacing your computer. A business without a computer could mean lost revenue. For school, it could mean getting behind on important assignments and projects.

3. Slow Running Computer

Malware, spyware, adware, and viruses all cause a computer to run slower than normal. A few fixes include cleaning the hard drive and reinstalling the operating system. Depending on how old your computer is, you may not be able to download new programs. Age is a definite determining factor of replacing your current computer.

4. Weird Sounds and Noises

Weird sounds and strange noises could be an indication that your hard drive is failing. Your computer may frequently make noises and sounds due to the fan, the CD/DVD drive, or the hard drive itself, but if you notice sounds and noises you’ve never heard before, it could mean a new computer purchase is in the near future.

5. Error Messages

Receiving numerous error messages is a sign that your computer could be on its way to technology afterlife. Accompanying these error messages may be computer freezing and the blue screen of death. A lot of factors could cause these error messages, including corrupt files, viruses, and missing files.

6. Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

If you have an old computer, one that has Windows ME, 95, or 98, you may want to consider purchasing a newer computer. A lot of people still own computers with these operating systems, and they work well enough to check and send emails and browse the Internet, but downloading new applications and programs are out of the question.

7. Upgrading vs. Buying a New Computer

Many people consider upgrading their computer system instead of purchasing a new one to save money. Upgrading is a great option if it does not cost more money to upgrade rather than buy a new computer. It would be better to invest in a new, up-to-date computer system than invest in a computer that has limited capabilities.

These seven signs will help you determine if your computer needs to be repaired or replaced. Even though your computer may hold sentimental value, you may have to part ways, purchase a new computer, and use your old computer for simpler tasks. Contact us today and let us help with all your computer needs.

What Makes PC Geeks Different?

Want to know what sets us apart from our competitors? Here are the top 5 reasons to choose PC Geeks for your next computer repair:

  1. Unlike big box stores, when you bring your computer in for service at PC Geeks, you can be reasonably sure that you are going to get the technician you had worked with previously who will have some history on your machine and have an underlying understanding of your personal needs.
  2. We are not just trying to corral you onto a show room floor to by the next unproven, latest and greatest machine that has just hit the market. At PC Geeks, it is our mission to repair the perfectly acceptable machine that you already have rather than force you into something that you may not even need!
  3. We pride ourselves on forging long term relationships with our clients so that as your needs evolve, we can help in moving your forward with honest assistance and advice that is going to be in your best interest
  4. At PC Geeks, you have the choice of your preferred service area. We have multiple locations strategically located in the Northern Metroplex. Click here to view all PC Geeks locations!
  5. We are proud to stand by our work and make sure that you are satisfied with the outcome of your service. We feel strongly that a customer should be able to trust and rest easy knowing that if something does go wrong, they can count on us to do the right thing and make sure they are taken care of in a timely manner.

Contact PC Geeks today!