As part of our computer repair services in the Birmingham and West Midlands region, we deal with a whole range of issues, right from emergency reactive call outs, to more planned and proactive repairs and upgrades. Unfortunately it's only when it finally packs in that you appreciate how useful your computer is, whether a laptop or table to, desktop and PC, or Mac.
Before the panic sets in though as you realise the potential cost and hassle or arranging your computer to now be repaired, here are a few pointers to help get things in perspective and make sure the best solution is actioned for you as soon as possible.
1. Check if You're Powered Up
So see if you can actually crank up the computer and get it going, that it's not in sleep or other mode, and that you at least have power and a visible screen to play with.
If to then you might be in luck with an easy-fix like a new power lead or battery, or new socket ad connection point.
2. Don't End Up Panicking if the Computer’s Too Slow
In today's fast and furious world it's all too easy to get flustered when the machine, it’s not just slowed down and it appears to be having a bad hair day. Often this happens over time and it's therefore easy to spot, but if not and it suddenly does then all is not lost.
It may take a simple re-boot or possibly re-load of software and operating system to get it as right as rain again.
3. Kill Any Viruses
Just as you would with a common cold, you can take action to resolve any viruses and nasty things like trojans you have on your computer, whether suddenly out of the blue or from an unknown email being mistakenly opened.
There's way to quickly track things down and resolve, as well as learn from mistakes and load spyware and antivirus software to prevent things like this happening again.
4. Dissect the Computer
So just like a surgeon taking an operation, you may need to see literally see which part of the computer is playing up and then carry out some TLC surgery and maybe even ‘operation’ to then resolve.
It might be a simple new mouse or keyboard, or possibly a new and better quality screen, or failing this you might need to go 'under the hood' for technical bits like the motherboard and circuits
5. Get Connected Remotely
So with the help of the internet you can soon get a connection to other people based away from your computer in order to get connected and immediately begin resolving issues. It may look strange with your computer user suddenly moving around the curser on its own, but with a trusted operator behind the wheels, once they get a connection you're well on your way to victory.
Therefore if you're suddenly needing a computer repair, don't panic. Even the best computers can have issues, and with the right and quickest solution to diagnose the problem you can be soon find the solution to resolve.