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Basic Computer Repair Knowledge: Why Is it Important?

By Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

The use of computer is prevalent nowadays, especially now that most industries have become reliant on the internet for their operation. At home, computers are indispensable, particularly for children who still go to school and moms or dads who work. More than 80% of the entire American population has at least a computer unit at home. The figure is continually rising, even in other countries. This postulates the fact that computers have crossed the line from being a mere want and a luxury to becoming a need or a necessity. For this reason, one’s basic knowledge on how to repair a computer becomes suddenly relevant.



Most people in progressive countries have a habit of dumping broken computers, and this waste now covers a considerable portion of the landfill. Most of these computer units are repairable, but no one really bothers to take a look at them. The reasons are probably personal and technical in nature. Other people simply feel the need to replace their computers thinking that they become obsolete. Some individuals, on the other hand, just don’t have the technical skill to fix the problem, making the unit’s disposal the best option to de-clutter their home office or room. Repair centers are available, but the charges are too surreal that you better buy a new one than to spend dollars on top of what you have already spent to have your unit fixed. No one can blame them for thinking that service centers are only for those products that are still under warranty. If the usual 1 year warranty period is over, the best option is to get something new

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This situation is avoidable if one is a wise buyer. Wise choice on the make and model of computer units will prove helpful along the way. Top brands, although expensive, can offer quality beyond one can imagine. After all, they will not be called top brands for nothing. Going for reputable seller is also another thing to consider when buying a computer. Product warranties are often under the discretion of these merchants, so pick someone who can offer the best deal. How? The internet is replete with websites selling computers. Take advantage of this by checking every website to compare price. The specifications and features of the computer must also be looked at. In terms of warranty, however, you need to verify with the seller or simply ask about the policy pertaining to the product’s warranty for you to be guided accordingly.

If computers are thoroughly scrutinized before the purchase, the risks of having a broken computer will be significantly reduced. How a person handle or operates the computer will also come into play. Regardless of the situation, however, it’s still very crucial that one knows how to repair a computer, especially when the issues are not too overwhelming. The availability of many DIY tips online makes everything a lot easier. One thing that must be put into consideration is the gravity or the severity of the issue. Most information found online ideal for basic repairs. In looking for a reliable source, one must also consider those comments found right at the bottom of the article because that’s where you will usually find out if the process or method proposed by the author actually works.

Online forums are also available. It’s better if you can build a relationship with other PC enthusiasts who share information about the latest and the most relevant strategy that one can employ in fixing his own computer. Some of them may have access to the most updated information that you can also make use of. If all these are time-consuming, however, you can always look for an expert who really knows how to repair a computer. Check his qualifications and look at the portfolio of his works to make certain that, indeed, he is the right guy for the job.

If basic remedies were proven futile even with the help of an expert, throwing your computer away must still be your last option. Bring the unit to computer shops and earn a few bucks by selling it to them. Yes, even broken computers have a pool of ready-buyers, especially those who look for spare parts that can still be of use. PCs are an investment. If you don’t know how to repair your computer, try other options before finally dumping it.



If computers are thoroughly scrutinized before the purchase, the risks of having a broken computer will be significantly reduced. How a person handle or operates the computer will also come into play.

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