Frustrated with how SLOW your computer is running?

One of the most annoying things that can happen these days is dealing with a computer that is slow or unresponsive.  You may notice that applications or internet pages are taking longer than usual to load on your computer. Typically over time it gets worse, taking a whopping 5 or 10 minutes to completely load a single internet page. Eventually, your computer goes from being slow to not responding at all. This could be caused by a virus and a simple clean up of all the junk that’s accumulated over time can fix this. Additionally, the hard drive in your laptop or desktop may be failing and may simply need to be replaced. In any case, if you’ve noticed your PC is running slower than normal, bring your computer into Restore Computer Repair and we can figure out what is causing it right away.

As I already pointed out, there are a couple of reasons why your PC may be running slow. Below, I will go over two of the most common causes of a slow PC and give you a general idea on how much they would cost to repair.

VIRUSES:

One of the most common causes of a slow PC is a virus, which we repair very often at Restore Computer Repair. There are MILLIONS of viruses out there. They can be caused by clicking on a bad link, visiting a bad website, opening a scam email, etc. One of the most recent viruses we’ve seen are situations where someone calls you stating that they work with Google or Microsoft. You may be browsing the internet and all of a sudden you get a pop-up that says you need to call an 800 number. This is a SCAM plain and simple.

If something like this has happened to you, do not call them, do not let them remote into your computer. Immediately bring your computer to Restore Computer Repair, and we will take care of removing this virus and making your computer as good as new. Removing viruses only costs our standard labor fee of $99 total.

HARD DRIVE UPGRADE:

Another common cause for a slow PC is that your hard drive may be failing or you may be reaching that point where you need more space on your hard drive. Here at Restore Computer Repair, we highly recommend upgrading to a solid state hard drive (SSD). Upgrading your hard drive can seriously speed up your PC, giving it new life. In some cases, your PC may run even faster than it did when it was brand new! With us, the average cost of a new hard drive is $199 total, which includes the drive and the labor to transfer all your data to the new drive.

Other than having a slow PC, there are many other issues that you may come across with your PC that we see every single day and would be happy to repair for you. Some examples are…

  • LCD screen repair/replacement
  • DC jack repair/power port repair
  • Motherboard repair/replacement
  • Liquid spills
  • Hinge repairs
  • Keyboard replacement
  • Windows upgrades
  • Black screen with cursor
  • All black screen
  • Blue screen
  • Won’t boot into windows

These examples are just a few of the MANY issues that we repair on PC’s. If you need any of these services done, just give us a call at 443-725-5050 and we will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Don’t forget, we service all brands of PC’s including:

  • Asus
  • Dell
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Lenovo
  • Acer
  • Gateway
  • HP
  • MSI
  • Samsung
  • Compaq

Apple Repair: What You Need To Know

Do you have a MacBook? MacBook Pro? iMac or vintage Mac computer? Have you ever had a problem with your Mac and when you call around to see how much Apple computer repair shops charge to repair it, they give you an astronomical quote? Maybe you’ve set aside your Mac computer until you have the funds to repair it, or perhaps you may still be in search of an Apple computer repair shop that won’t charge you a small fortune. Well, we have good news for you! Anything that we do here at Restore Computer Repair costs a $99.00 flat fee for labor. Yes… this includes Mac computers!

Half of the cases that we see with Mac computers are software issues, which lucky for you, will only cost you $99.00 total. If the issue with your Mac computer is a hardware issue, meaning that you potentially would need a part in your Mac computer replaced, we would charge you our $99.00 flat fee plus the price of the part needed. Below, I will list a couple of common issues we tend to see with Mac computers.

  • Spills
  • Cracked screen
  • Hard drive issue
  • Not powering on
  • Not booting up
  • Running slow
  • Touchpad/trackpad not working properly
  • Data recovery
  • Keyboard issues

All of these issues are things we could fix for you. Are you wondering how much it will cost you for some of these repairs? Let me go over a couple of these issues below to give you an outlook on how much they may cost.

MacBook/MacBook Pro not powering on?

One of the reasons your Mac computer might not be powering on is that you possibly may have an issue with your motherboard. Here at Restore Computer Repair, we try to do everything we can to repair your Mac motherboard as opposed to replacing it. By doing this, we try to save you a potentially large amount of money on a new motherboard. If your Mac motherboard is not able to be repaired, we could replace it for you. Mac motherboards cost anywhere from $99.00 to $699.00 depending on the year and model of your Mac computer.

MacBook/MacBook Pro/iMac running slow?

If your Mac computer is running slow, you may need a new hard drive. Bring your Mac computer in today and we can upgrade your hard drive to a solid state hard drive. Upgrading your Mac with a solid state hard drive can really speed up your Mac and add new life. As a result, your Mac computer could run up to 10 times faster than it was when it was brand new! If you want to upgrade to a solid state hard drive, the prices range from $99 to $399, depending on the size of the drive.

Macbook/MacBook Pro screen issue?

Is your screen on your Mac computer dark or all black? Or maybe you’ve dropped your Mac and now have a cracked screen? Bring your computer in today and we can fix that for you. Additionally, prices of LCD screens for Mac computers generally range from $99 to $599, depending on your year and model. Give us a call today with your year and model and we can give you an exact price for your screen replacement.

If you have any questions, or maybe you are having an issue with your Mac computer that I haven’t gone over in this blog post, just give us a call at 443-725-5050 and we would be happy to help you. I hope the information I’ve given you on Apple repairs has been helpful! Be on the lookout for my next blog post.