A short answer to whether it is advisable to repair a computer by yourself is, yes and no.
For the yes part of it, it depends on the technical know-how and the skills you have in repairing a computer.
By you reading this article I presume you are not a computer technician. It is not advisable to repair a computer by yourself if you don’t know what you are doing in the first place.
However, sometimes it is just too expensive to take your computer to the technician, especially if it is an easy fix.
To give more depth to what I’m talking about, we shall look at everything you need to know about repairing a computer by yourself and when it is advisable to seek the services of an expert.
The easy fixes
First off, we have easy fixes. These are the sorts of repairs you can do by yourself and without spending money.
1. Clean up
The junk and duplicated folders in your computer may also cause problems. To solve this all you have to do is run cleaning apps or individually deleting spam folders and junk taking up your computer space.
your computer might be having problems because the version of the software it’s using is outdated. The first thing you can always do for software issues is to run updates.
If the software is still causing some challenges then you may want to uninstall and reinstall the same application or software.
4. Hardware problems
If you’re having problems with your computer hardware the first step is to find the cause of the problem.
If your computer is not charging then you may want to test and see whether your charger is working using another computer.
However, if you cannot recognize what hardware is malfunctioning, that is why you need to seek the assistance of an expert.
Precautions before sending your computer to a repair store
· Make a wise selection
Don’t just go to any repair shop and hand your computer over to a stranger. Look online for repair services and read their reviews.
· Back up all the necessary data
You may never know what may go wrong at the repair store. Back up all the important information in an external hard drive or on a cloud account.
· Secure your personal information
You have probably heard of identity theft before. Leaving all your personal information on your computer and handing it over to a stranger may cost you a lot. Secure them all or delete if possible.
Dos and Don’t of repairing a computer.
· Do not fix a broken computer
Most likely when you have a broken computer it will require a technician to either replace it or fix the damaged part.
Do not attempt to fix or glue-up broken computer parts.
· Do not install unknown softwares
By now it should be common knowledge not to install unknown softwares. But how can you differentiate between genuine software and malware?
One step to identify computer malware is if you have tons of ads popping up on your screen and it keeps redirecting you to another tab.
They are normally unsolicited and they pop up on my screen based on your search.
· Only do easy harmless fixes
The easy harmless fixes are those listed at the beginning of the article. You know it is easy if you don’t have to undertake complex research online to fix the issue.
· Safely clean your laptop
Part of maintaining your laptop is ensuring that you do regular cleaning.
However, if it is done in the wrong way, it may cost you.
Do not use any strong chemicals like ammonia or bleach. While cleaning do not get any liquid inside the computer.
Use swabs to clean if necessary but do not poke them into ports and Jacks.
· Know what you are doing
If you don’t know what you are doing to me what proceeds it is as simple as that. What are you trying to fix when you can’t recount your steps.
· Do consult a professional when stuck
If you are feeling stuck when trying to fix your computer do not proceed it is better to consult a professional who will help you fix your computer.