Five Pointers for Finding the Right PC Repair Service

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When your PC breaks down, there are three things you can do: spend forever trying to understand tech speak in online forums, call a tech and try to fix the problem for hours on the phone, or call a tech and watch them do the magic. If you want your computer issues resolved with the least hassle on your part, have a tech come over and put you back on track with your PC tasks at half the time.

However, you have to remember that not all PC repair services are created equal. You have to do your homework to find the one that is worth your trust and money. Here are tips that can help:


The Internet can be very helpful in looking up pc911 information about any business, including PC repair services. Read online reviews, but stick to third-party consumer websites to make sure the reviews you read are not fabricated.  You can also ask your friends and relatives, colleagues and other professionals what service they use. Word-of-mouth is by far the best way to find good prospects.

The Essential

After doing your initial research, it’s time to zero in on maybe two or three companies and look into a few vital details. Are they licensed? A license only means they are paying their taxes, but you can be sure that you have a forum to bring your case, in case things go wrong. Also check if their technicians are certified. Certifications show that the technicians are always updated with the latest developments in the industry and are bound by a strict code of ethics, hence ensuring professionalism. Of course, you need the company to be insured so you don’t have to think of the financial impact of accidental damages to your machine.


It’s always good to shop around and get quotes from different companies before choosing which one to hire. Careful with those that ask for money upfront or those that charge an hourly rate. Usually, legit computer repair companies charge on a case to case basis, and after the problem has been diagnosed, a fixed rate will be set. If there are components that must be purchased, their cost should be included in the quote.


Finally, take note that reputable repair companies here usually follow a no fix, no fee rule. That means if they can’t get rid of the problem with your computer, you won’t have to pay them anything. A good technician will tell you straight the condition of your computer, especially if it is smarter for you to buy a new one than spend for expensive repair. If repairs have to be done, ask the technician about warranties they offer on both labor and parts.


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