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To DIY or Not to DIY

With the invention of YouTube and other "tech-savvy" friends, it can probably be pretty tempting to try and fix a broken computer yourself. How hard can it be? That person can do it, why can't I?

There are a few inherent risks with a DIY computer repair that far outweigh the benefits.

  1. Warranty - opening up your machine, even to fix something that isn't warrantied, can void the warranty of other components.

  2. Making a bad situation worse - trying to repair something you have little knowledge about can often result in making the problem worse. In the end, this will only cost you more time and money, or possibly make the problem beyond repair, resulting in the need to buy new.

  3. Damaging other components - there are many sensitive components to a computer, which when another is moved can be damaged. This will again cost you more money or deem your machine irreparable.

  4. Fusion to the motherboard - some computers (often times MACs) are built with multiple components fused to the motherboard. Fixing these components can be extremely difficult and run a high risk of collateral damage.

  5. Wrong diagnosis - there is a reason why computer experts exist. Diagnosing a computer problem can be difficult and even trained professionals make mistakes. If you diagnose your issue incorrectly, you run a high risk of making your problem worse or irreparable.

So, what is the best course of action? Call a computer repair professional of course! Luckily, we have over 38 years of experience at Concept Computers, so you know your machine is in safe hands.

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