Is it cheaper to repair or replace a computer?

And please always ask for a free quote before deciding to skip a repair. If your laptop PC can be repaired for less than 50% of the cost of replacing it, it's probably OK to repair it if it's 1 to 2 years old. If your laptop is 3 years old or older, it's probably best to replace it, since you're more likely to have it replaced in a few years. Laptops simply wear out more than desktop computers, but I've seen some that have lasted 5 to 6 years.

A person with big fingers may not be able to do all the necessary repairs and you will find yourself taking them to a computer repair shop. Consult an experienced IT repair professional to help you evaluate if it makes sense to implement a temporary computer repair solution when deciding and budgeting for a full replacement, or if it would be better to address the problem and replace the hardware now. If the system needs repair to remove viruses or spyware, moving infected files to the new computer may transfer the malware to the new computer.

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