There are many ways to address the problem of a PC which is not performing up to task anymore. Whether frustratingly slow or no longer working; we are happy to take a look. When we make a house call to you, we will diagnose the condition and find a solution that works. Often times the simplest solution works best. A complex problem sometimes only needs a simple repair to get your home computer up and running like new again. Whether a small replacement part, loose wire, or bad connection; we will find and fix the problem to give your familiar, home machine a new lease of life.
We see many computers running slowly, taking a long time to start up, or freezing. Often owners have reached breaking point and become convinced the machine is fit for only the trash. A single, seemingly trivial, part can be holding up the entire system. Amazingly, upgrading just that one component can make the whole machine run like new again.
Adding memory can provide extra space for programs to run faster. Adding an updated, faster hard drive can allow files to be retrieved without delay. In both cases, a low-cost single component can provide a cost-effective solution that makes an old machine like new again.
In some cases, computers withstand more major faults. A critical part, difficult to replace, may stop working altogether. A failure of the motherboard (the backbone that all other components connect to) can be expensive, if not impossible, to fix. A motherboard is almost certain to be incompatible with components built just a couple of years before or after its own design. Occasionally even a motherboard failure can be resolved too. In these cases we strive, whenever possible, to find a replacement board of the same generation that will work alongside existing components. The result is a cost-effective solution by saving replacement parts. In cases where a like-for-like replacement motherboard is not available, many parts of the computer may have to be replaced at the same time. Often replacement costs in these cases can get close to, or even exceed the cost of buying a new machine.
We would always give advice where it makes sense financially and practically to consider replacing an old machine. A home PC can be considered a little like a car. Sometimes a simple, non-expensive, easy to replace component such as the window wiper can fail. While a crucial part to be used for driving; it would be silly to suggest replacing the vehicle once it has worn out. A window wiper may be low-cost and simple to replace, but if the engine were to wear down or break the solution may not be quite as simple. Attempting to make a 30-year-old car as fast, safe, and reliable as a brand new model generally doesn't make any financial or practical sense. Sometimes the best course of action to save money and avoid breakdowns is a more up to date vehicle. In computing, many of the same rules hold true. The best solution in each case is always tailored personally to fit you and your own computer.
Give us a call us at 937-660-4899 to discuss your computer issues. We'll keep you informed about your machine and advise on the best course of action to get you up and running as quickly as possible.