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Should You Hire Services to Help With Computer Hardware Repairing?

Computer Hardware Repairing For the Pros

Much like fixing a laptop, diving into the nitty of your computer shouldn’t be done on a whim. Computer Hardware Repairing should be left to the experts.

It’s 92% in Washington, DC and 89% in Atlanta, GA. In Dallas – Ft. Worth, TX and Boston, MA, it’s 88%. Then we have Los Angeles – Long Beach, CA and Houston – Brazoria, TX, which is at 86%.

For the entire United States, it’s 78%.

What are all these percentages we’re talking about?

They’re the percentage of household computer ownership in the largest metro areas in the county. We’re talking about desktops and laptops, by the way.

Considering that so many consumers rely on these devices, questions about whether to DIY computer hardware repairing tasks is a good idea are sure to arise.

It’s a good question, especially since nearly 89% of people in the U.S. have access to the Internet. This means they can easily Google instructions on how to repair computer hardware.

To help you decide, we’ve rounded up the top reasons why it’s almost always best to hire pros.

How Well Do You Know Your PC or Laptop Hardware Components?

This is one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself when attempting a DIY computer hardware fix.

Do you know the difference between the motherboard and the Central Processing Unit (CPU)? Can you immediately tell which one is the Random Access Memory (RAM)? How about the video card, graphics card, optical drive, hard drive (HDD), and Solid-State drive (SDD)?

No? In that case, know that these are only the primary computer hardware components. The list of other important parts can go on and on.

As such, if you aren’t 100% certain where everything is and which is which, it’s best you leave the repairs to a professional technician. A single mistake can lead to your entire PC or laptop crashing. Or worse, giving you that dreaded “blue screen of death" permanently.

To Determine Whether It’s a Software or Hardware Issue

Let’s say your computer takes too much time to start up, restart, or shut down. Or maybe it takes forever to open up, switch between, or close tabs. Perhaps it always gives you that “Not Responding" message.

There are many reasons for these, and not all of them have to do with your intermittent Internet service. These problems could either mean a software issue or a hardware problem. Worse, it can be both.

Now, ask yourself how knowledgeable you are when it comes to malware. Or what “start-up" items (for Windows users) are. How about temporary files?

If you think, without a shadow of a doubt, that these are software issues, then that’s already a signal that you should consult a computer repair specialist first. Why?

Not all “slow-performing computers" are attributed to busted software. Hardware failure can be as big a culprit to these problems as faulty software.

For instance, you may have a fragmented or near-failing hard drive. You may also now lack RAM, hence the slowness. Or, your CPU is too dated for it to run the latest apps and programs.

Because Not Everything You’ll Find Online Works

If you do a lengthy research on which computer-related stuff people Google the most, you’ll discover that “Why is my computer so slow to start" is a top ranker. Another is “Why is my computer so slow to start." There’s also “How to speed up a computer?"

We did the research for you though, and here’s a quick list of the number of Google results for each:

  • “Why is my computer so slow to start" returned with a whopping 184 million results in 0.60 seconds
  • “How to speed up a computer" came back with 16.4 million results in 0.45 seconds
  • “Why is my computer so slow" had 3.3 million results in 0.64 seconds

This goes to show how the Internet is truly the world’s largest database of information. But how sure are you that reading and following the instructions there can really help you fix your PC or laptop?

We’re not saying that these search results are falsehoods. What we’re trying to say is that all these results can be overwhelming and confusing for anyone. Especially those who don’t have extensive knowledge when it comes to computer hardware fixes.

There are certain troubleshooting steps that you can easily perform though. Which brings us to the next subtopic of this post.

Leave Computer Hardware Repairing Tasks to Pros When Troubleshooting Doesn’t Work

A very common problem with laptops has something to do with its built-in keyboard. Now, this is a hardware component, one that you can troubleshoot first.

So, how to fix a laptop key that just suddenly stopped working?

For starters, give the device a thorough inspection for ‘contaminants.’ As PC Mag pointed out, those tiny food crumbs can make their way under the keys.

In this case, you can give your laptop a good shaking while holding on to it tightly and securely. It can be quite surprising to see all those particles falling out of the device.

If you have a small vacuum, you can try using that on the keyboard. Then, give the entire laptop a good cleaning and wiping (be careful with water droplets!). Check if your keyboard is back on working track.

If these troubleshooting steps don’t work, it’s a good sign that you should contact a computer tech. It’s possible that the keyboard’s circuit board has already failed. In which case, you need a replacement.

The same ultimate approach applies to all other troubleshooting steps you perform on your computer. When, even after you’ve done everything to a T, the device still gives you headaches, it’s time for the pros to take a look at it.

Professional Computer Hardware Repairs Can Save You from More Headaches

Last, but not the least (also the bottom line), is knowing when to take your device to a professional computer hardware repairing service can make all the difference. The difference between having a PC or laptop back to optimal working order quickly and a device completely void of use. Because of DIY failures.

As such, it’s best you don’t take the risk of delving too deep into your gadget’s hardware and circuitry. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing and you’re an expert on it, take your computer to a qualified technician.

Want more tips and tricks to get the most out of your computer? Then head to our blog site! It’s full of information every computer-user will find useful.

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OriMaster 261
18:27 08 Jan 20
Very nice and helpful people, love the store atmosphere, and fair prices.... Overall a very pleasant experience!read more
Tracy cook
Tracy cook
00:29 03 Jan 20
So far, it hasn't been that great. I took a laptop in almost 2 weeks ago and... haven't heard back from them. When I went in to drop it off, it was like they were getting ready to go out of business. The young guy who took my laptop said he would call me and hasn't yet. I know that we have had 2 weeks of holidays, but other businesses are open again. He made sure he got my $45 first though. I'm surprised by all of this, because I've gotten great service when the father was there. In this guy's response, he says that he can't get a hold of me. What he fails to mention is that he wrote my number down wrong and didn't check his caller ID from when I called last Monday or when I left a message the week before. I left a message last week and he never called me back then either. When he did finally found my number, he chewed me out for everything. He never confirmed anything about the computer, yet acts like he did. So my number is not out of service, but I will not be a customer of theirs more
23:48 22 Oct 19
I went with a problem on my tablet and that is not something they are very... comfortable with but for computers that are used you should check it outread more
Carol Lyle
Carol Lyle
16:43 13 May 19
Am new to the area having problems with tower computer at the time. Was... advised to seek a locally owned business doing computer repair. I did and chose Community Computer Services in Alexandria, Ky. 41001. Did diagnostics as I was thinking problem with hard drive. Wasn't which was great price wise. Was able to clear out all viruses and malware. Saved my pictures and other personal folders and reloaded to computer. Also installed free virus and malware programs. Runs fast!! Also they gave me a week to use to see if incurred any problems. I did not!!! While taking care of tower computer explained how slow my laptop was. So brought it in. Was going to do diagnostics see what problem was. He told me it would be like a new computer. Advised me to use chrome. He saved my files and reloaded them so where I didn't lose anything. Also downloaded the free virus protection and malware. The laptop is brand new to me. It is fantastic!!!! So fast it has to wait on me. I would recommend anyone having computer problems to see Community Computer Services immediately. Very reasonable, courteous and explained things to me where I could understand. Excellent more
Sara housypart
Sara housypart
18:44 03 Apr 19
We took our mac into their store. It was running terrible. They were able to... make it run like it was new. I was surprised on how affordable it was. We will be going there from now on for all of our computer more
Steven Noble
Steven Noble
21:07 01 Apr 19
They did a great job fixing our laptops. We will be using them from now on.
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore
23:45 31 Mar 19
We have used Community Computer Services for many years now. They do a great... job! The pricing is great as well. If you need a laptop or desktop repaired in Northern Kentucky, then these are your more
Piles Chevrolet
Piles Chevrolet
15:36 20 Feb 19
This is a great place to have your computer or laptop repaired. They are fast,... honest and stand behind their work. I wouldn't go any place else. I recommend everyone to use this company. They give you pricing right up front. D. Hensleyread more
Joe Geiman
Joe Geiman
03:30 25 Aug 18
Always had a great experience dealing with these guys. My computer is running... faster than it ever has after being repaired there. Would recommend them to more
Penelope Kolb
Penelope Kolb
15:03 22 Aug 18
Community Computer Services provides a great services at affordable prices.... Over the past 5 years I have had to replace lap top hardware and treat viruses. Every time the knowledgeable team at Community Computer Services has provided fast diagnostics with a menu of solutions for me to choose from. I highly recommend keeping your technology out of a landfill and going strong with the support of Community Computer more
B Bailey
B Bailey
01:20 22 Aug 18
I have received great service from these guys on more than one occasion. The... prices are excellent as well. They have taken very good care of me over the years. Thanks!read more
Daryl Mullins
Daryl Mullins
04:08 28 Jul 18
My computer quit working just as my wife was in the middle of using it for... Vacation Bible School last night. She was panicking. I began to look online and saw Community Computers near where I live. I checked the reviews and it had a great rating. I called this morning and explained my situation. I was told to bring my laptop in and he would see what he could do. When I took it in I also shared with him another issue I had been experiencing, my wireless connection was not working . He said he would really try to find out the issue so we would have it for Bible School. About 2 1/2 hours later he called to give the good news that the problem was just a bad cord. When picking it up he also told me he gave it a good checking over and tried to repair my non wireless connection for over an hour. He then told me instead of trying to go into the laptop to change a chip which could be costly, he sent me to Staples for a solution of a $30.00 wireless adapter. I was very impressed with my experience Community Computers. I would encourage anyone who has computer issues to check them out. You will not be disappointed. Also, the price I paid was very more
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