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How Much Will It Cost To Repair My Computer?

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One of the first questions that pops up in our minds when we are thinking of taking out a faulty gadget for repair is, ‘how much will this cost?

This is especially true in this part of the world. We once had a client who after hearing the cost of repairs for her PC suggested we sell the laptop and split the cash 70:30.

It is a very valid fear, and rightly so since most of the things we do border around how much money we have. There is also the dilemma on whether to replace a laptop, or repair it.

Practically speaking, if anything is wrong with your motherboard, from a blown charging integrated circuit component (ICs), shorts on the board, bad onboard connectors, anything, it is recommended that you replace your PC if you can afford it.

While fixing such issues may not exactly be too pricey, the inconvenience of having to repeatedly get it fixed may eventually get to you.

As a rule of thumb, if the repair cost is more than one-third of the cost of a relatively comparable new PC, simply get a new one.

Why shouldn't I just buy a new computer?

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Nothing lasts forever, certainly, not your computer. To get the most of it, there’s a tendency to use the computer until it literally gives up its ghost.

Whether you've made a decision to repair, or upgrade your PC, it is certain that at some point the best decision will be to get a new one.

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Why should I buy a new computer? You ask.

Your old computer now gives issues that you can no longer deal with or your needs may require a PC with better specifications.

For example, you just learnt 3D animation, and you need to produce files for potential clients. Your Intel Pentium with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB SATA hard drive is not going to help your cause.

At this point, you should look out for a laptop with a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD), at least 16 GB RAM, and a dedicated graphic card such as NVidia with loads of dedicated graphic memory.

Yet another valid reason to change your laptop is the need to replace a failing computer with a more reliable one.

The hardware on your current PC may now be on the verge of failing, the computer's abilities are now being outpaced by newer software, and whether you like it or not, your computer will perform slowly.

It is of utmost importance to understand your needs for a new PC if you decide to get one. This way, you can buy a computer that meets your exact needs, and covers your budget.

For example, if you only use your PC to watch movies, and do a little Word processing, then you can get the lower end PC’s and they’ll do an incredible job. If you however play high requirement games on your PC or deal with graphic designs, you may look towards the higher end of the spectrum for something that meets your requirements.

You don’t want to shoot a shot with Ronaldo on FIFA 2020, and the man’s leg wee hook at the back for three seconds before shooting the ball.

Will I lose any of my documents, pictures or other data when you repair my computer?

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In most cases, the answer is NO, however, it largely depends on what the issue is. As a rule of thumb, if your hard drive has packed up, there’s a slimmer chance of getting your files back. Also, if you have gone ahead to delete the files on the laptop, then it might also be a challenge to get the files back.

Always contact a computer technician the moment you notice any issues, don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for the five minutes consultation.

Final thoughts

To repair or replace both come at a cost. It will be up to you ultimately to determine which is more cost effective for you. It is pertinent to note that once you are visiting the Zudera office more often than you'd like, it may be a sign that your computer is living on borrowed time. It may be time to start shopping for a new computer.

Contact Zudera today for your five minute free consultation

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