Maintaining a computer can be a lot of work. But computer owners ought to consider making repairs and upgrades on their existing computers before they buy a new one.
If you're having problem with your Mac or PC, you ought to troubleshoot the problem before you throw out your system entirely. Is there anything you can do to help fix the problem? If, for instance, you're running out of memory, do you think you transfer some existing files from your hard drive to a new disc or card? If your computer is infected with a virus, do you think you could install some new anti-virus software? Troubleshooting small problems like this is an important part of maintaining a healthy computer. And - regardless of whether you own a desktop or a laptop - you ought to be able to give your computer a little help and support when it needs it.
If you've tried to troubleshoot the problem yourself, and you can't seem to fix it, you might need to buy new supplies or components for your system. If the screen on your monitor is fuzzy, for instance, you may need to replace it. If your motherboard isn't working properly, you may need to replace that too. And, if you do decide that you need to purchase new equipment, don't despair! Your local computer dealer should be able to provide you with all the help and support you need. After visiting one of these dealer's stores, you should be able to find a new piece of equipment with ease.
If, however, your hardware is completely shot, or you're dealing with a major tech problem, you may have to purchase a new computer after all.