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Computer repair

Posted By On March 31, 2006 @ 2:25 PM In Uncategorized | No Comments

Q:
Can you give me some information on where I should take my computer if it needs to be repaired?

A:
That’s a very good question, because you never know when your computer is going to have problems and you won’t have much time to waste looking for a place to go to get it fixed. You’re obviously going to want to look for a place that will fix your computer in a timely manner and you’ll want to find a reputable place.

Before you go looking for a repair shop, you’ll want to answer a couple of questions first to get a game plan on what you should do.

First of all, is your computer still under warranty? If your computer is, you’re going to want to contact your computer’s manufacturer and they will give you information on where you should take your computer to be repaired. If you have a complete warranty, it will often cover the parts and/or labor if authorized by the repair center.

Next, what if just a part of your computer needs to be fixed and you’re not sure if that particular component is under warranty or not? Most hardware devices that you purchase separately from your computer will have their own warranties, so you should have different paperwork for each part if you opted to get the coverage when you bought it. Any part that was already included in your computer when you purchased it will run under the same warranty as your whole computer.

So, if you’ve answered both of those questions and you’re still out of luck, what should you do next? You’re just going to want to look for a local repair center to take your computer to. If you’re not sure what’s wrong with your computer, they can pin down the problem and do what needs to be done to fix it.

You can do a search online for computer repair shops around your area. Most of those sites also offer customer feedback, so you can read some reviews from other people who have gone to the same shop. That’s one way you can decide if that particular place is going to be worth your time or not. You can also look in the yellow pages in your phone book for places to go.

Obviously, this option is going to cost you more money, but if your computer is important to you, you’ll do what you need to do, right?

Also, if you’re completely sure that a part of your computer is unfixable, you may just want to think about buying a brand new part. It could often cost less than having it repaired at a computer shop.

Our computers are very important in our lives today and I know that it’s hard to live without them, so if you think your computer needs some fixing, don’t waste any time. Check into getting it repaired as soon as you can, so it doesn’t get any worse with time.

Note: If you have a laptop or any other kind of special computer, it may be wise to contact your manufacturer to get some advice on where to go to make sure you’re getting help from an experienced repair center.

~ Erin


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