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Repair or Replace? That is the Question

Repair or Replace? That is the Question

When your computer or laptop starts to show signs of wear and tear, you may be tempted to get it repaired. However, before you go down that path, it's important to consider whether repairing is the best way forward. In many cases, the availability of replacement parts and long lead times can make seemingly simple repairs uneconomic.

The Cost of Repairs

Let's say you have a single key missing from your laptop's keyboard. On the surface, it seems like a straightforward repair. However, in most cases, this repair actually requires a replacement keyboard, which is often part of the complete palmrest assembly. This means that what initially seemed like a simple fix can quickly become costly and time-consuming.

Exploring Alternatives

So, what can you do if repairing your keyboard is not economically viable? In our example here, one option might be to use a simple wireless keyboard as a temporary solution. This allows you to continue using your laptop without the need for a costly repair. Alternatively, you could consider replacing your laptop with a new or refurbished one.

Consider a New or Refurbished Laptop

If your laptop is showing signs of multiple issues or is outdated, it may be more practical to invest in a new or refurbished one. This not only solves the keyboard problem but also ensures you have an up-to-date and reliable device. With advancements in technology, laptops are becoming more affordable, making it a viable option for many. Furthermore, the newer technology will provide you with a much better overall user experience. Your new device will have quicker and smoother performance than your old one. Newer laptops and computers are not only fitted with faster processors, but they are also far more power efficient and so will use less power and last much longer when being used on battery power. Also, being efficient greatly reduces the amount of heat the device creates which in turn leads to more stable and reliable operation.


While repairing your computer or laptop may seem like the logical choice, it's important to consider the cost and availability of replacement parts. In cases where repairs are not economically feasible, alternatives such as investing in a new or refurbished laptop can be more practical and beneficial. By weighing the pros and cons, you can make an informed decision that suits your needs and budget.

What is my next step?

We welcome you to reach out to us, the team at Gigante Computers. We will be happy to run through the various options including repair or replacement of your laptop or computer. We offer a full range of repair services in our Coventry workshop. Alternatively, we can advise you on a new laptop or computer that will perfectly fit your requirements and budget. No need to worry about your user data either. We provide a choice of data only and full system migration services to get you up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Continue your journey with the following links.

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