When your computer gives up on you and you have to decide on whether to put in more money to fix it or to buy a new one, it boils down to:
– Cost to fix it
– Age of computer
– Computer specifications (Processor, RAM memory)
The average lifespan of a computer is 3 to 5 years. Moving parts like the traditional hard drive and fans wear out over time. Most issues are fixable or upgradeable but if your computer has come to the end of its lifespan and it requires a major repair of a hardware like the hard drive, motherboard or a processor, it maybe time to kiss it goodbye.
However, if it has a great processor and good amount of RAM memory, it may pay to fix it. Have it looked at by a certified tech to make a recommendation. Many times, just replacing the hard drive to a solid state drive can bring years of life back into the machine.
It’s very important to have a full backup of your computer – even new computers fail or get corrupted due to updates/viruses. Invest in a backup drive and have it configured to do automatic backups of your entire pc on a regular basis – this will save you a lot of grief and money when you decide to fix the pc or replace it.
If you would like us to run a free diagnostic on your computer to determine its health, please contact us at (561) 880‐5678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org