These days the replace vs repair equation leans heavily towards replacement.

It creates waste but it is where you money is often best spent.

Having said that, sometimes it is worth reparing and refurbishing a computer.

Getting more life out of your old computer

I've written about the "replace vs repair" debate plenty of times.

Sometimes a few simple measures can restore life and performance to your old computer, but often the money spent on this is wasted (especially if you can't do it yourself).

Here's my blog post on the subject:


Every case is different and everyone's needs are different.

If you read that post, among other things, you'll see that laptops have an average life of 2 to 3 years and desktops 4 to 5 years. All-in-one computers are somewhere in-between.

Due to the pandemic the availability of parts and indeed ready-to-go hardware has been affected.

Your need to have your computer working again "now" or "ASAP" is well outside our control right now.

As usual, my objective is to ensure you don't pay too much money for a solution, let alone a solution that is likely disappoint or fail again in the near term.

Most people know in their gut they need a new machine and they just need third party validation to proceed.

Regardless, the best thing to do is get in touch with me to discuss what you've got and what we can do for you.

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