My computer Is broken. What do I do now? It’s a terrible question ask, but when you’re faced with a problem you simply cannot overcome what do you do? Do you call someone to come into your home to perform computer repair? Do you unplug everything and drag it down to a computer shop? Do you try to get someone to perform online computer repair? Or do you seek help on the Internet and try and fix the computer problem yourself?
Computer Repair Options
DIY Computer Repair – There are a lot of websites out there that can help direct you toward a diagnosis and repair of your computer. Our site, PCTechBytes, has two great options for this. Our Computer Repair Forums is the place you can go for help. We have been providing free online computer repair advice for people since 2002.
Just be careful when searching for instructions online. Try and go to reputable sources like Microsoft or directly to the support section of the computer manufacturer, if possible.
Computer Repair Shops – You can take your PC to a local shop, be prepared to be without it for a few days. If you’re lucky enough to have a trustworthy computer shop nearby, go in and talk with them. You can get a feel for a sleazy shop relatively quickly. Part of a revenue stream for shops is to sell you a new computer. If a sleazy shop senses you do not know anything about computers, they may invent a symptom or exaggerate your PC’s problem in order get you to buy a new computer. Not all places are like this, but just be aware it is a possibility.
With that said, it’s a beautiful thing to find a computer repair shop you feel comfortable with and can continue to use for years to come.
Online Computer Repair – Online computer repair is a viable alternative to dragging your broken computer into a repair shop. If your computer can boot and access the Internet, you can seek help from professionals online. They will use some type of application or service to access your computer remotely with your permission. You can sit back and watch everything they do.
If your computer is full of viruses, online computer repair is a viable option, as a technician can often remove them quickly for a decent price. Try and find a site that offers some type of initial consultation or repair guarantee.
Home Computer Repair – This is the option of inviting a person or company into your home to repair your computer. Depending on who you call, this can be either a good or bad experience. If it’s a big company, you might be hit with up-sell tactics, such as software and hardware upgrades. If it’s the son or daughter of a friend down the street that’s computer savvy, you might soon find your computer running better than ever before for little or no cost at all.
In conclusion, if your computer is broken don’t panic. Do research, ask friends and family who they have used in the past. Yes, it will likely cost you money to fix your computer. They’re machines and they break. The main goal is to find a solution that works best for you. You do not want to get ripped off. You want the repair performed as quickly and conveniently as possible. If you’re handy, we’ll try and help you for free. But even if we help, you might still be faced with having to replace a motherboard, hard drive or other component–so keep that in mind if DIY computer repair is your option.