Do you think that you should replace your computer every couple of years? Well, it’s not necessary! Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep your computer lasting as long as possible…and (for the most part) out of a computer repair shop. Obviously, it will need to be taken in for repair on occasion (nothing lasts forever), but these tips should help to prevent that.
- Keep your computer cool
The inside of a computer can get very, very hot. That is what the fans are for. Sometimes, even the fans are not enough to keep the computer as cool as it should be. If the computer components are subject to prolonged heat, then they will fail. There are plenty of things you can do to keep the computer cool. For example; don’t hide it away in a cabinet, and never keep it on a carpet. Try not to block the fans either. During the warmer months, keep a window open or fans in the room.
- Keep your computer clean
Dust is the enemy of a computer. Make sure that you keep it clean. Wipeout dust from the fans, for example. Do not vacuum the inside of the computer, though. Look into guides online about how you can brush the inside of your computer safely.
- Keep the hardware up to date
Sure. This is going to cost you a bit of money, but nowhere near as much as if you had to replace the whole computer. Purchase some RAM or Hard drive, and this should solve most slow computer issues and give you a bit more storage space to boot!
- Don’t constantly turn the computer on and off
Your computer shouldn’t be turned on and off constantly. Each power cycle can cause the components to falter. Some people like to turn their computer on at the start of the working day and off at the end. Don’t worry. It won’t cause a huge power bill. In fact, the surge from turning your computer on and off repeatedly is more likely to cause excess power bills.
- Keep your computer up to date
Do errors seem to be popping up? Things not working as well as they should? Well, a key part of computer service is making sure that all that software on your computer is up to date. While there may eventually be a point where your computer will barely be able to run anything, it should never get to the point where it is struggling to run things that it was capable of doing so in the past. If you are unsure as to how to update drivers and software on your computer, then you may want to get in touch with a computer technician who will be able to help you out.
- Get a computer service and repair
Honestly, in most cases, if your computer isn’t working the issue is likely to be repairable. You may not be able to do it yourself, but you could always take it to a computer technician. Even if a couple of parts need to be replaced, computer repair is still going to be a whole lot more affordable than picking up a new computer.
Looking for computer repair or just want to ensure that your computer lasts as long as possible? Well, feel free to get in touch with the QuickTech team. We would love to help get your computer running better!
Just give us a call on 1300 016 017.