Nothing can quite ruin your day like a broken computer. We don’t necessarily realize how dependent we’ve become on technology until that technology stops working.
If your laptop or desktop computer is giving you grief and you’re wondering if you should repair or replace what you have, you’ve come to the right place.
Below are just a few of the things you’ll want to consider before you make a final decision.
Consider the age of what you have
If you’re working with a dinosaur, you want to refrain from busting out the life support. A lot of times, the cost to repair what you have, in addition to the costs associated with installing a new operating system will be more than what it would cost you to buy something new.
Do you own an out-of-the-box or a custom system?
If you purchased your PC online or through a big-box retailer that’s a year or two old, you’ll want to evaluate the cost to repair it against the cost to replace it. Depending on your needs, you may be able to purchase a new Windows PC for less than $200. If you can fix what you have for less than that, a repair may be the way to go.
On the other hand, if you’ve purchased a custom, built-from-the-ground-up computer from a custom PC retailer, chances are, you paid a pretty penny to have it built. In this case, the cost to repair will likely be far, far less than the cost to replace.
In either situation, be sure to find out what type of warranty you have with your current system. If your warranty will cover the repair, all the better.
Is your data backed up?
If you’re concerned about losing what you have on your hard drive, you may want to consider doing a backup. (If you don’t have backup files, you’ll want to get on that right away.) A lot of people hold onto their technology far longer than they should, because they’re worried about losing things like documents and photos. When you back your system up, you’ll be able to transfer these files to your new system with relative ease.
If your computer is old and broken and the only reason you’re trying to hold onto it, is because you’re afraid of losing your data, we can help.
If you have questions about the pros and cons of fixing your computer versus the pros and cons of purchasing a new system, we can help.
At Rocky Mountain Computer Specialists, we have decades of experience in helping people in Denver and its surrounding areas with all of their computer repair and IT needs. For more information or to schedule a repair, call us today at 303-371-7214. Or, if you’d prefer to contact us by email we can be reached at [email protected]