Did you know that 89% of people replace their laptop as opposed to repairing them because they believe it’s “easier” to do so? Some people will simply chuck their laptop out if it stops working and buy a new one. Whatever you do, do not throw out your laptop! If it has stopped working or is running slower than usual, there are always things that can be done to fix it and many components are repairable.
Obviously there are a number of factors to think about when it comes to deciding whether the reparation of your laptop is worth it. None more so than the age of your laptop. The older it is the less you’d want to spend on repairing it as the pounds you’d be spending on 2013 and you could be spending them on 2005-2006 technology. But think about this; the initial cost of your laptop. Was it as expensive one for its day? If it was a “high-end” laptop, to replace it with a £300 new one would not be the cheapest option in the long run and you may not adjust very well after being used to certain features and the quality of your original laptop.
Data transfer can also be expensive especially if you have a lot of email, music or photos not to mention installed applications and software. Without original installation discs, you may not be able to transfer to a new laptop and it can be painstaking and long-winded to try to rebuild all of this when your laptop is readily repairable – you’d normally never replace a laptop which has software issues as these can be fixed quickly and without parts.
Some hardware issues are also straightforward such as a broken screen or keyboard damage – like changing a tyre on a car, the new part will 100% fix the issue.
Overall, it is more economical to repair your laptop, so always think before you throw out!