When your PC breaks down and you need computer repair you’re going to be faced with the decision of choosing a reliable PC repair shop in your local area. With so many shops to choose from you’ll have to make a wise choice so that you get the best possible service available.
Lets look at a common cause for computer failures and eight very important considerations you should keep in mind when deciding where to take your desktop computer, or laptop, for repairs.
When your system suddenly breaks down it can be the most frustrating thing ever;most of us have been through it. Not being able to work is bad enough but the idea of losing all of your valuable data is an even scarier dilemma no one wants to be in.
Modern computers contain some of the best hardware available so breakdowns are rarely due to faulty components. The biggest reason your system failed is most likely due to a virus of some sort.
So how do you know if your computer is infected with a virus? Here are some common symptoms
The system will run very slow.
Computer constantly locks up
Most programs take a long time to load.
Your computer will suddenly reboot for no reason at all.
You get the dreaded Blue screen of death
Error messages occur all the time
No one ever thinks they will get a virus but believe me it can happen to you too. Back up your data as soon as possible so you won’t be devastated if you happen to lose all your data.
If you think you have a computer virus the first thing you should do is run anti-virus removal software. SuperAntiSpyware is a free piece of software I’ve run successfully on many computer systems. Search for it on Google and get it! You don’t have to be a geek to install it either and it works great.
If you can’t fix your computer problem with a virus scan, or you have a hardware problem then you need to go to your local computer repair shop and get the problem taken care of. Choosing the best computer repair shop then becomes the issue.
Do you want reliable,fast, friendly, affordable and professional service with great customer support? We all do. So do a little homework and save yourself possible headaches when deciding on where to take your computer for service.
Let’s look at eight things to consider when picking a PC repair shop.
Where is it located?
This is an obvious one. No one wants to drive thirty miles to get their computer fixed. Look for a computer store within a reasonable distance from your home.
The first time you walk into the store you will get a feel for how professional the staff is immediately. Is there someone to greet and help you right away or are you left standing there, looking around with your mouth open? How is everyone dressed and what’s the condition of the store? Is is organized and clean or does the place look run down and un-kept? Follow your first mind.
When your computer is broken you don’t want to wait days and days in order to get it fixed. Pick a computer shop which can get you up and running in a reasonable amount of time. Of course you may have to wait a couple of days on average, but same day computer service ranks high in most people’s book.
For the most part, if a repair shop has been around for awhile, at least 10 plus years, it’s a pretty fair conclusion that they’re a grounded business and competent in there ability to fix your computer. Of course this is just a gauge.
Is is affordable?
We all want to get the best bang for our buck so ask a lot of questions before you hand over your system. The bulk of your cost is usually associated with labor so get an exact figure. If the fees seem too high than take a step back and compare prices with another computer shop.
Discounts and specials
Look for discounts and specials. Companies that offer these are very in tune with the customer because they understand that we’re all looking for a good deal. Plus it shows that they’re willing to vie for your business and value you as a customer. Ask for a discount whether they’re offering one or not; if they agree to give you one you just got lucky.
It goes without saying that you will be offered a warranty but never take it for granted. Ask. Find out exactly what the warranty covers and the length of time. A thirty day warranty is usually what you will get but there’s nothing that says you can’t ask for a ninety day warranty. A savvy business owner will give you a longer warranty which means he’s confident in his services. Of course if you’re not offered any warranty at all you should not do business with that shop.
Ask whether or not the service technicians are certified or not. This is something oftentimes overlooked but it’s a fair question. You really don’t want the store owners high school buddy working on your laptop do you? A serious and professional business will have certified techs. A certified technician has been through training, been tested, and has proven his/her ability to be qualified to work on your computer.
If you have been the victim of a computer virus or computer hardware malfunction and can’t get your computer to work, you’ve probably felt mad and helpless. Although it might feel like the end of the world it’s not. You can get your computer repaired from a qualified computer repair shop;just take your time, shop around and use these tips when choosing the best PC repair company.
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