A computer is a sizeable investment, especially if it’s a Mac, so you’ll want to keep it running for as long as possible. Did you know the average lifespan of a computer is four to five years? With good care and regular hardware upgrades and repairs, however, yours could last for many more years.
A little bit of TLC
Avoiding physical abuse and caring for your computer is an easy way to increase its longevity. If you travel with your laptop, always carry it in a protective case; keep the computer well ventilated by regularly vacuuming out the fans and vents; keep your operating system up to date, and don’t eat or drink over your computer!
New hard drive
A sluggish system is usually an indicator that the hard drive is failing. This doesn’t mean you have to bin it. The hard drive can be replaced to give your computer a new lease of life. It’s also a good opportunity to upgrade to an SSD (solid-state drive) for enhanced performance.
A computer that doesn’t boot up at all is usually caused by a hard drive or logic board failure. Fear not, there are options to bring it back to life! Tekkie Help has the expertise to make these repairs for $250 to $500. This is much cheaper than buying a new computer or taking it to an Apple Store for repair.
We would advise against investment in upgrading (or undertaking significant repairs) if your Mac is older than a 2010 model, or if your Windows PC is more than six years old. If the price of a new computer fills you with horror, don’t fret; we sell refurbished Apple computers, which are a more cost-effective solution.
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