Desktop Computer Repair in Baton Rouge

What is so Special About Desktop Computers?

Compared to other models, desktop computers are often more powerful, more functional, and even more user-friendly. Thanks to their larger bodies, easier airflow capabilities, and more advanced cooling components, desktop computers don’t get as hot as laptops. This is a big deal since overheating is one of the main issues that faces today’s computers. Because the desktop has more space and resources to handle the excess heat, however, it’s less likely to break down if it gets too hot.

What’s more, desktop computers are also faster, more capable, and more functional thanks to their larger memory and larger processors.

These things, combined with the attractive appearance and multi-functionality of most desktops, has made them a consumer favorite! While it may be true that the desktop isn’t as portable as a tablet or laptop, it makes up in convenience, functionality, and reliance what it lacks in portability.

The 3 Most Common Issues in Desktop Computer Repair 

While many things can go wrong with a desktop computer, the following three issues are the most common ones we see:

1. Virus and other software problems

The number one problem desktop computers face is by far the software problem. This can be a virus, a PUP (potentially unwanted program), malware or simply Windows failing due to a bad Windows update or simple data corruption caused by a power surge, bad software driver install or any other number of causes.  The systems can include your computer running slower than normal, freezing or locking up, the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) or simply program not working they way they normally should. Fortunately, no matter what the cause of your software problem Computer Heaven can get your computer back up and running like the day you first bought it.  Give us a call or stop by today!

2. Failing power supplies

Power supplies are some of the most vulnerable parts of a computer when it comes to power surges. After every electrical storm in Baton Rouge our power supply sales jump up. To protect yourself against these surges, make sure you have a good surge protector that is actively protecting your computer. Keep in mind that ALL surge protectors will only protect a limited number of surges before they become just a power strip.  Once your surge protector uses it’s limited number of surge protection power it will no longer protect your computer from any future surges. Some surge protectors tell you this has occurred by having the surge protector power light blink. Others never tell you when they are done. It’s just a guessing game. The reality is, here in Baton Rouge, we get a lot of electrical storms. If you haven’t replaced your surge protector in a long time, you may want to consider it before your equipment gets zapped. Be sure to save the insurance information on your surge protector as well (most come with $20,000 or more insurance coverage). This way if your computer does get zapped while plugged into that surge protector, you can get the surge protector company to pay for your repair! Not sure how that works? Give us a call today and let’s talk about it!

3. Hard drive failures

Your hard disk is where all of your data, programs and even operating system (aka Windows) are stored. All hard drives will fail. They have moving parts and ball bearing which eventually fail.  If your hard drive fails we may or may not be able to recover your data. If you’ve noticed clicking noises from your computer or unusually slow performance, let Computer Heaven diagnose the problem for you. We can help you troubleshoot your hard drive and either repair it or back up or recover your data, so you don’t lose everything in the event of a crash.  Of course, you should always have backups of your data. If you don’t currently backup up your data in real-time, give us a call today and let us show you how we can guarantee you will never ever lose any of your data, ever. Real-time data backup is very inexpensive and fully automated so you don’t have to do anything!

Other common repair issues include – Failing cooling fans which cause your system to overheat, failing RAM which can cause BSOD (Blue screen of death), failing add-on cards such as video or network cards and failing motherboards.  So, whether you’re facing a hardware, software, or power supply issue, the expert team here at Computer Heaven is here to locate your problem and solve it. Give us a call or stop by today!

Computer Repair in Baton Rouge

Most Common Problems with Desktop Computers

  • The computer’s power supply
  • Video or input cards
  • The tower or case on the exterior of the desktop computer
  • The computer’s memory functions or RAM
  • The desktop’s processor or CPU
  • The motherboard of the computer
  • The fan and the heatsink of the CPU
  • The computer’s hard drive
  • The DVD/CD drive