In today’s throw-away culture even our expensive electrical equipment is generally resigned to the scrap heap rather than the repair shop. When someone has a problem with their computer or laptop and has had the issue diagnosed, they are faced with two options; either get it fixed or buy a new one.

But when is it the right choice to replace and when is it best to get it fixed? It can be tricky to decide, so to help make the tough choice a little easier, here are some things you should think about:

  1. Age

If you’ve had your laptop for more than five years then it could be time for an upgrade. An upgrade to an old laptop could maybe buy some more time, but when your device is close to the end repairs will simply be slightly delaying the inevitable anyway.

  1. Cost

A good rule of thumb when it comes to your laptop and repairs – if the repair costs more than 60% of what you paid for it in the first place, it is probably time to let it go. However, there are still things you need to factor into your decision. If you have a lot of money invested in software on your laptop that you can’t get anywhere else, then the decision to repair may look more inviting. Your affection for your laptop can sway your decision but thinking logically may help you avoid wasting money on repairs when you may need to buy anyway.

  1. Warranty

Some manufacturers will extend your warranty if your laptop broke relatively soon after it ended. Some will even consider extending an expired warranty for an additional cost. Never spend money on repairs until you are absolutely sure that you aren’t already covered; if you have the repairs done and find that you are covered you cannot recuperate your losses later.

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