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What Are the Warning Signs that My Computer Needs Repairs?

It’s not unusual for a person to procrastinate when it comes to having their computer checked out. Often, they’ll just adjust their workflow around a problem rather than have the problem checked out.

This is typically because people are busy, and they just don’t have the time to drop their computer off to be looked at. But, if you’re ignoring the warning signs of a needed computer repair, you could end up with a crashed system and a much bigger and more costly problem to fix.

Overlooking or putting off problems with your computer, is similar to ignoring the “check engine” light on your car. You might not break down today or tomorrow, but soon enough, something bad will happen.

Addressing the time concern… Did you know that many computer issues can be handled by remote support?

When a technician logs into your computer, it’s just as if they’re sitting at the keyboard themselves. Our team can diagnose and solve problems that don’t require component repair or replacement, without you even needing to leave your home or office.

What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t get a PC problem checked out?

Your computer can crash, causing your business downtime. You’ll be losing an average of $10,000 per hour until your problem can be fixed and your business is back up and running.

Get PC Help If You See One of These Signs

When you address a problem soon enough, you can avoid a system crash and resulting downtime and potential data loss.

If you notice any of these things happening with your computer, you’ll want to have it checked out as soon as possible.

Loud Sounds

If loud sounds start coming from your computer, that can indicate a problem with the fan and an impending meltdown due to overheating.

Fans that begin running more and more loudly can have mechanical problems or be trying to compensate for dust-clogged vents that are causing your computer to get too hot.

Booting Problems

Do you have to continually use Safe Mode just to get your PC to boot properly? If you are seeing bootup problems, it could be the sign of a failing hard drive which needs to be replaced.

It could also indicate a problem with an operating system upgrade that’s conflicting with your boot process.

Your System Freezes and Has Become Slow

If your once fast computer now freezes if you open too many web pages at the same time, that’s an indicator that things need to be addressed internally.

A system tune-up can often find and fix the problem and will include things like removing temp and unnecessary files, checking the registry, and reviewing any storage or memory problems that may be slowing your system down.

Strange Lines Appearing on Screen

If you get a flash of colored lines or your screen seems to go diagonal for a few seconds and then back to normal, this can be an indicator of a failing graphic card.

Some computer models have recalls for system components like graphics cards, but if you don’t know about them, you could end up with a major problem that causes your system to crash. If you let this go unchecked, by the time you do take it in and find out about the recall, any free replacement offer may be expired.

Unexpected Reboots

When computers hit a serious enough roadblock, they’ll reboot themselves. This can be frustrating if you’re in the middle of something and also can be a sign of an impending hard drive crash if it happens regularly.

Your Computer Runs Hot

If you begin noticing your laptop being hotter than usual or the side of your iMac being hot to touch, that’s a sign that something needs to be addressed with the cooling system.

Here are a few bad things that can happen when your computer is running too hot:

  • The processor will slow and operate less efficiently
  • A laptop battery can be damaged
  • Components on the Motherboard can be impacted 

Email or Other Software Isn’t Working Properly

Does your email sometimes get “weird” and you have to reboot just to fix it? If you’re experiencing strange software issues where software works right sometimes and sometimes not, this is another problem you should have checked out.

It can be the case of software not being compatible with your system or a memory problem that can be easily addressed with a memory upgrade.

Files Missing or Corrupted

If you’re starting to notice strange things happening to your files and folders, this could be an indication of a malware infection. The longer you leave it unchecked, the more your data is at risk as well as any other devices attached to the same network.

Virus/malware scans and removal are one of the services that can be done via a remote login, so you don’t have to be inconvenienced.

Don’t Put Off Computer Repairs or You Risk a Major Problem!

Unbound Digital’s expert technicians can diagnose your computer problem and get you a fix fast, either onsite or via remote support.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Call 423-335-2461 or reach us online.

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