Resurrecting Your Computer

Most people think that when their computer slows down, freezes, gets the blue screen of death, is not bootable, comes up with a black screen, or has a message saying that the hard drive cannot be found, or is way too slow for them, that that is the time to buy a new computer. We are of the opinion that there are other options than needing to purchase another computer. We are of the opinion that fixing a computer is similar to fixing a car that needs repair.

Most people, when a car gets on in miles, decide to junk the beast and buy a new one, instead of clinking in $2,000 to $3,000 to repair it.

Looking at it logically (eliminating emotional, aesthetic, comfort, and additional functionality reasoning), a new car runs anywhere between $15,000 to $30,000 for a standard low to medium priced car. If you plunk down $3,000 and the car lasts for at least another year, you have recouped your money and perhaps saved some, based on how long your car lasts from that point on.

The same holds true for computers. Some computers can be repaired back to heath for less than $100. Others will cost somewhat more. It all depends on what the problem is. Even computers that are not bootable can be brought back to life. And lost data can be recovered.

All one needs to do is make a few minor changes, either software or hardware wise. If you go and buy a new computer, you need to pay for its purchase, load all your data onto it from your old computer, install all your application programs from your old computer, install all peripheral software (printers, digital camera, external micro card readers, and others) from your old computer, and then re-establish Internet connectivity.You also need to worry whether your old software and peripheral equipment is compatible with your new computer’s operating system. You are also then burdened by learning a new way of doing the same thing if purchase a computer with a newer operating system.

The only time that would warrant buying a new computer is if increasing the speed and the functionality of your computer would better match your needs.

Call me for a free estimate on how much it will cost to get your computer back to top notch shape. We will also tell you whether your computer is really worth fixing and what kind of computer would meet your needs better. We also have some used computers for sale that are fully functional.