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Don't give up on your old computer.  Buying a new computer is not only expensive, but also a lot of work.  After you get the new computer, you will likely spend hours installing your software and moving your files.  Upgrading your existing computer may be able to solve your problems.  If your computer came with Windows XP, it is worth upgrading.  Here is a general guideline:

  • Less than 3 years old:  Invest in upgrading

  • 3 to 5 years old:  Use as second computer, little or no upgrade

  • More than 5 years old:  Consider donating it.

If your computer is relatively new, but is lacking something, it is cost effective to upgrade it - add memory, disk space, network card, or a DVD drive.  Even if you end up buying a new computer a year from now, you will still use your current computer.  If you need to upgrade everything, then you should consider just buying a new computer.

Older computers (3 to 5 years) are certainly usable, but you don't want to invest too much in them.  We often have used parts (memory, disk drives, etc.) that we make available to our customers at low cost that are good for upgrading these computers and getting a little more use out of them.  Spending $200 for parts and labor is a reasonable investment to make.

Older computers, slower than 1Ghz are probably best to donate if you can no longer use it as-is.  We will fix it up and find it a nice new home with someone who will really appreciate it.  Do you know what questions you should ask when shopping for a new computer?  Let us help you.

We believe in recycling and have a fixed-price service for computer rehab.  See "Services" for more information.  If we find it is not worth rehab, we won't charge anything and recommend that you donate it.

Please make backups!  We are not responsible for data loss under any circumstances!! 
A hard disk can fail at any time and there is nothing we can do about it.  Please make backups before your appointment, before you bring your computer to us, or ask us to make backups before working on your computer.

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