How to Choose a Local Computer Technician
Let’s say that you have given up fixing the problem and you can’t get help from the manufacturer as your warranty has expired this now gives you the task of paying someone else to fix your issue.
So what is the best way on making this important decision?
Do you take your laptop, tablet or computer to one of the many local PC repair shops to get it diagnosed or do you look for an online service to remotely connect to your PC and assist you through the solution to the problem?
As we know this is not always an easy decision but there are many questions you can ask yourself that will help make the best choice more palpable.
Is it a Serious Hardware or Software Problem?
If you think it’s a serious hardware or software problem, an online computer repair service won’t do you any justice whatsoever as you will need a physical service. Any kind of problem that thwarts you from successfully connecting to the Internet will likely inhibit a remote support agent from connecting to your PC over that same Internet.
Here is a generic list of some serious hardware and software problems:
- Problems powering on the computer (screen is completely dead, no power to the computer at all.)
- Issues that prevent Windows from loading (Blue Screen of Death, problems logging in to Windows.)
- Any issue accessing the Internet.
If you’re suffering the sorts of problems like the ones I mentioned above, I highly mention seeking service from a qualified local computer repair service.
Don’t completely give up as you could still contact an online repair service but you’ll probably be sent to a local PC repair shop in the 2nd instance.
The other thing is that this will most likely incur a charge for that appointment. There’s no reason to waste your money getting a referral from a source like this.
Many online PC repair services will attempt to assist you through a step-by-step perseverance to a serious problem that they can’t remotely fix themselves. While that’s unquestionably a better use of your money than a simple referral, you should know that whatever troubleshooting information they provide over the phone is probably available online.
The next issue is how quick do you need the assistance?
By a huge section, getting PC help from an online computer repair service will be faster than from a local computer repair service.
You won’t have to take all the wires from your computer and put it in the car. You won’t have to wait on a service professional to visit your home or business. You won’t have to work within a set number of hours. These are huge rewards if you need your computer fixed fast.