7501 S 15th Street Lincoln, NE 68512
Are laptops worth repairing?
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the age of the laptop, the severity of the issue, and the cost of repair versus the cost of a new device. Generally speaking, if a laptop is more than three years old, it may not be worth repairing, as the cost of repairs may be more than the value of the device.
Consumer report says they recommend no repair for computers purchased after a 3 year period when repair costs exceed 50% of a replacement. Laptops typically lose 30% to 40% of its value in the first 2 years.
If the laptop is relatively new, and the issue is minor, such as a broken screen or malfunctioning keyboard, it may be more cost-effective to repair the device rather than invest in a new one. In this case, repairing the laptop may extend its lifespan and provide a better return on investment. The rule is that repairs for laptops should cost less than 25% of the original cost.
Repairing a laptop may not always be straightforward, as some manufacturers make it difficult to access or replace certain components. Additionally, some repairs, such as motherboard or processor replacements, may be costly and time-consuming, making it more practical to invest in a new device.
How long have you been fixing laptops and computers?
With over 20 years of experience and more than 16,000 customers served, we’ve solved a variety of repairs requests. We are proud to say that we provide the most reliable and professional services in all areas of Lincoln, NE.
Our Lincoln repair center location
Since 1999 the Schrock Innovations has been providing laptop and computer repair services in Lincoln, Nebraska. We have helped thousands of customers fix computer issues, including both hardware and software.
Our team of talented PC and Mac repair technicians has been voted as KFORs Best of Lincoln every year since 2002. While we have grown to have multiple locations, our founding commitment to competent customer service has never changed.
The Lincoln Service Center is equipped with 25 bench spots and averages a 24-48 hour turnaround time for most repair jobs.
In addition, our technicians in Lincoln have 4 phone lines to provide technical support and can host up to 8 simultaneous Schrock Desk remote computer support connections.
NEW CUSTOMERS always get 1 full free hour of labor to experience how our award-winning commitment to service makes your computer or laptop repair experience the best in town!
How much does it cost to fix a computer?
Total cost of the repair depends on several factors. You can find most common services in the table below.
|PC repair||1st hour free with promo code. $125/hour|
|Mac repair||1st hour free with promo code. $125/hour|
|Laptop repair||1st hour free with promo code. $125/hour|
|Hard drive data recovery||1st hour free with promo code. $125/hour|
|Data recovery||Free evaluation. Starts at $400.|
|Sophos Endpoint Antivirus||One time sign up $90. Yearly $69.99|
Can I fix my own laptop?
Fortunately, there are some common problems with laptops that can be easily fixed. Take pictures of your computer. Find out the easiest way to repair it. It might be very cost-effective.
Do you provide Free consultations and diagnostics?
Our technicians will do a free diagnostics (1st hour) of the device before providing a quote. A preliminary analysis is performed to determine the cause of the malfunction. Regular availability of the parts that are in high demand and extensive experience allows us to repair your laptop in the shortest time possible. Most services are performed in the client’s presence, except for complex cases that require a more detailed study of the problem.
Do you provide warranty ?
All our repair and recovery services have a warranty period of up to 3 months. The duration of the warranty depends on the nature of the service provided, its complexity, spare parts, etc. Laptop repair is what we do better than anyone else!
Laptop repair process:
Your computer plays an important role in your life, starting from working and connecting with your loved ones. When things go wrong, we understand how frustrating this is. At Schrock Innovations Computer Repair, we'll help you with the laptop repair. Our qualified technicians have years of experience fixing a variety of computer-related problems. Once your laptop is in our office, we will start the fixing immediately.
Fixing your laptop - things to check
We know laptops are prone to various kinds of unexpected problems. What is a laptop issue that needs attention? Please look at our services if you have a problem or want to get more detailed information on our service details. Regardless of whether the repairs are necessary, or it’s just a simple issue, we provide a 1-hour free diagnostic service to all our new customers.
Below are some examples of the most common laptop-related problems and ideas on how to fix them.
The computers generate heat that has to vent. When computers are hot you need to check the CPU temperature. Upon reaching around 105° C the computer will shut off for protection against a possible fire. You can monitor CPU temperature in Windows with software like RealTemp or Linux with Terminal command "sensor". The processor is usually hot when covered with dust. The easiest way to fix this problem is to blow a little compressed air into a fan to clean out dirt that accumulates over time.
Sometimes a laptop doesn’t turn on. Usually, the problem is simple. Please follow this guide to troubleshoot. If this doesn't work, you may have to change the motherboard or send it to the repair shop to resolve the problem. It requires replacing an input power source, which is attached by cable directly to the laptop. Sometimes motherboards work great but don't get power from bad ports.
Dead pixels appear on laptop screens as dots that do not change color. Typically, they are white, black, or green. Some people will ignore screen dead pixels (I have three at present on display) but large groups can really distract us. At Schrock Innovations we can fix dead pixels in no time.
In most cases, the battery should be replaced. Keep in mind that if you use intensive software, such as game editing software or simulation programs for laptops, these applications can burn up your battery. If your battery is over capacity, you should use the cfg command on Windows or the cppi command on Linux.
Why Schrock Innovations Computer Repair?
At our repair shops, laptops are repaired with quality parts and at the lowest possible price. We can deliver reliable repair services and guarantee high quality. We get a lot of new laptop parts daily, so we are ready to fix any type of laptop-related problem. If your laptop requires repair, bring it to the Schrock Innovations Computer Repair shops nearest to your current location.
When you bring a laptop to Schrock Innovations Computer Repair shop, we'll first perform a diagnostic to identify how the problem occurred. When the problem is identified, we will provide a cost estimate. Once you agree on the repair and price, we can start fixing your laptop immediately, so you can have your perfectly working laptop back in no time.
From frozen screens to caffeine-soaked keyboards, we understand everything. At Schrock Innovations Computer Repair, the staff is well qualified to repair laptops quickly. Visit the closest shop. Our goal is to help
How does a laptop work?
A computer is not mystical, though its power is great. If you know everything about computers, the following information might refresh your memory, and it might help the rest of you learn how to troubleshoot and repair the issues shown below.
It is essentially the computer's internal processor and is often called a processor. All program codes in the library that are used daily are executed. The CPU produces heat that is needed to dissipate in a specific manner - otherwise, the machine overheats & shuts down. Most laptops contain heat sinks that absorb heat, and fans, which blow cool air over them and transfer warm air to the back of the laptop. When the cooling unit has been removed, you need to apply the thermal paste onto the CPU so it can be cooled.
In contrast, the CPU and the motherboards are the brains and nervous systems. The motherboard is a thin board that occupies almost all the computer room and is usually the biggest component. Designed by fiberglass, it features tiny copper strands on top. The lines called traces are usually used by the CPU to communicate directly between other components, such as RAM and memory. Several thick old laptops have an integrated CPU socket that can be replaced, but these two components are often soldered together and cannot be changed separately.
The screen is the exterior of the laptop. The screens consist of several pixels, which change color separately. The size of the screen is measured by a number of pixels on either the width or height of the screen. The pixels in displays emit no light. Instead, the backlight changes the light emission of the pixels behind the pixels. Should either part fail, it must be completely rearranged.
Your program information will reside on an e-reader or SSD in your laptop. Because hard drives contain platters spinning high speed on your laptop, they can end up dying with traumatic impacts or breaking. (shout out to my hard disk - it survived falling downstairs). The SSD is less prone to a problem than the hard drive, and it's faster. So a switch will have a significant effect on your system too. Several SSDs are soldered directly into motherboards and are difficult to repair without a professional technician.
Before executing, the CPU code is stored temporarily in RAM. RAM components are either attached directly onto the motherboard (making repairers unhappy or placing it in an internal slot of the motherboard) and/or in an external slot (making the repairers happy). You can also replace old RAM with new RAM. Using more memory is not necessarily linked to higher computer speed as a whole.
This is the final part of this list, which is a battery. The battery is charged by the computer when no power is supplied. The battery provides the extra power resulting from the reactions that occur within its components. This process produces unintended side effects over time as the battery wears down. Thus, batteries are fundamentally consumable components that require maintenance over a period. Some manufacturers attach batteries to the batteries, so they are easier to replace. Using adhesive removers can be useful for the removal of sticky manufacturing tricks.
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