The problem is in these days of economic crisis, we have less money to spend to have professionals do the work on our computers, and we take it upon ourselves to try to maintain them and even fix them.
What should be done by you while home computer repairs:-
Do get yourself a can of compressed air or a shop vac and clean the dust out of your pc once a month. This helps keep the fans clean and function properly, it also makes sure your system is just clean and running smoothly. It fairly easy and not a lengthy process to pop off two screws remove the side cover and finish rather quickly.
Do get spy-ware/virus scan software like Super Antispyware or Malware bytes antimalware. These two free tools can save you from even some of the worst viruses and at the same time save you from the professional fees that are being charged.
Do run a defrag on your hard drive. As your installing programs and removing others, your hard disk can get fragmented and slow down your read/write access. Running this will keep your hard disk in good running order.
Do find yourself a reasonable local Computer Repair service professional. If you spend a little time looking, you can find yourself a reasonable professional to help you in times of crisis, and not break the bank paying them for their services.
Here are some don’ts that you should follow about home computer repair:–
- Don’t suck up half your computer wires if you choose to use a shop vac. Just be smart and careful and keep your eye on wires.
- Don’t think your Hard drive is Superman and invincible. They do crash from time to time, so run the defrag once a month and back up your data at the same time.
- Don’t neglect to do this once a month. Spy-ware and other rogue Trojans can hide in your system and slow your computer way down.
- It’s better just to run these free scans and keep your computer free from all the garbage that is picked up by surfing and downloading on the Internet.