If you have a problem with your computer, you have no doubt either called your local computer repair store or Googled “computer store” to try and find a quick solution. You probably also know that you need a quick fix if your computer is not running as quickly as you would like it to. The problem with using your computer repair store is that they will probably not be able to help you unless you have the newest model. If you are on an older model, you might find that they have no solution for your problem and you will have to go purchase a new computer. There are, however, other options you may want to consider.
The first thing you should do if you are not satisfied with the answers your computer sales person give you, is to ask them if they carry any of the following items. If they do not, they are likely not happy with you and will probably not offer you any help. These quick fixes include memory upgrades, hard drive upgrades, video card upgrades or even motherboard upgrades.
The hard drive is an option that many computer repair people will not discuss. However, if you have a slow computer, you will definitely want to keep your hard drive up to date. This can be accomplished by updating the physical part of your hard drive with an upgrade. This can even be done without taking your computer to a repair shop. A simple disk defragmenter software program can do the job in minutes and is cost effective.
Another quick fix item that many computer stores will not discuss is a virus scan. A virus scan will detect any viruses in your computer and delete them. A computer repair store may not recommend this step due to the expense. However, it is a good practice anyway.
If they do not have any quick solutions for your problem, your next step is to find a computer repair store that has a good reputation. The computer store needs to have staff that are knowledgeable in dealing with all kinds of computer problems. They should be able to help you with both basic and more complex issues.
The last thing that you will want to consider is the cost of repairing your computer. There are many computer repair stores that charge outrageous prices. Before you pay anything, make sure to do a little research. Find out what other customers have to say about the computer store. You can also save money by shopping around for the best price.