Repair Myths … Debunked!
Updated: Jun 8
As with any technology product, computers are shrouded in a lot of mystery, especially when it comes to repairs. So, to help all you computer users out there, here are three more myths about computer repairs debunked!
1. Software issues are always easier to fix than hardware issues
Lots of people make the mistake of thinking that this is true, largely because hardware issues usually involve opening up or taking apart the computer, but software issues can sometimes involve just as much work. Viruses, spyware, and malware can do serious damage to your computer, and can mean that extensive, complicated work needs to be carried out. This can sometimes even mean making hardware repairs or replacements, and software and hardware issues are often connected.
2. Repairs never need to be carried out on new computers
Whilst it might seem that this is true, it simply isn’t. Although old computers are likely to be slower, have worse hardware, and can sometimes be more susceptible to viruses and malware, new computers do often break too. You can easily encounter both hardware and software issues on a new machine, which will require computer repairs.
3. “It won’t happen to me!”
Most people think that computer problems happen to everyone else but them, and that they don’t need to prevent issues before they occur. These are the kind of people that don’t install antivirus software, don’t clean their hard drives, and don’t back up their files. However, home computing problems are more common than you think, and there’s every possibility that they could happen to you – so what can you do to prevent them?
There are a number of ways that you can help to prevent everyday computer problems that require repairs; firstly, you can make sure you install some antivirus software, and that you regularly back up your important files. Taking care online is a must also, as you can fall victim to hackers and cyber-criminals without even realising.
For more information on how we can help you keep your computer in great shape, or for advice on how to fix it if your computer is already in need of repair, call us at Goldmine IT Support Ltd today 0203 583 2650 or 07951 337 336.