Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Laptop Repair: Some Red-Flag Issues

By Dustin Pedro Subscribe to RSS | May 12th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



As ordinary laptop users and non-tech-savvy people, most of us are unfamiliar with the lurking dangers of entrusting our machines to a laptop repair service or a freelance technician. Unless the person is a completely honest, ethical and trustworthy professional, there are huge risks involved in handing over our personal machines to an outsider.

Few of us realize how much personal information is contained in our laptops. We keep photographs, videos, mail, financial documents, bank and credit card details and other such details of our private lives, routinely stored on our laptops. Many unethical technicians make it a habit to poke around in client laptops and peek into what is essentially confidential data. They may or may not consequently misuse this information, but it's a good practice not to keep too much personal information on your laptop at all! This being easier said than done, you can request the repair-service to remove your hard-disk (assuming the problem is not with this) and use their own stand-by while they repair the laptop. This may not always be feasible, which brings us back to the issue of integrity – one of the first principles is to pick a repair-service that is known to be ethical and trustworthy.

A good strategy is to check on the repair-service's data protection policy, terms and conditions. You can also question them about possible compensation in case your confidentiality is breached by their technicians.

Another big issue is guarantees. Many repair-services will not provide guarantees for work done, though they may guarantee the spare parts used. This means that if the same problem recurs in a couple of months, you have to depend on the goodwill of the service-provider to get a full resolution again.

Parts and spares is another area where many unethical service-providers can rip you off. Unless they are completely transparent about the source, provide company price-lists and can give you the best options, you can be sure that there are big mark-ups as far as spares are concerned.

Most of us depend on our laptops for our work and entertainment. Hence downtime and delays can be frustrating and expensive. However, unless your service-provider can give you a fixed time-frame for repair turnaround, it's not a good idea to hand over the machine to this provider.

Spouting jargon or “computerese” is one way in which some crooked technicians can intimidate customers. They could often call you after a few days and report that the problem is bigger than anticipated and proceed to load on a variety of issues.

These are some of the issues you need to consider when you are looking for a good laptop repair-service.

Dustin Pedro - About Author:
Fixitnerds provide laptop repair services in London, we fix almost any kind of issue, give us a call if you need laptop service in london

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/software-articles/laptop-repair-some-red-flag-issues.htm

Related Software Articles Subscribe to RSS

Dell XPS 14z laptop and Ambit of Dell Support
Published by Jack K Wilson on January 27th 2012 | Software
Dell Support covers you from top to bottom, wherever you go, and whenever you need, it is a shadow w...
 
How to identify prevent and fix laptop overheating
Published by Antonio Matsuoka on April 16th 2012 | Computer
For the last few years, the sale of laptops has increased by 25% whereas the sale of desktop machine...
 
How can I get in my Acer laptop if I lost Windows password
Published by Ander Winger on June 25th 2012 | Software
This step-by-step article explains how to get back in your Acer laptop when you forgot Windows 7 pas...
 
Laptop reviews to purchase the best latest laptop
Published by Ashish Pandey on February 7th 2012 | Computer
Online laptop reviews have caught the attention of many customers these days. The reviews help a gre...
 
Quality laptop repair service, no matter what the brand is, should be focused on quality repairs at convenient prices
Published by Jack on August 19th 2012 | Computer
Laptops vary in design both internally and externally. You can say that some laptops are more popula...
 
Should I buy a cheap or expensive laptop?
Published by Antonio Matsuoka on April 14th 2012 | Computer
If you're looking to buy a laptop and you’re not sure about what type of laptop to get, I suggest ...
 
5 Easy steps to speed up your laptop
Published by Albapp on December 2nd 2011 | Computer
Your laptop is running slower than usual? Take note of this quick, easy tips to improve the performa...
 
A2ZPC offers best affordable PC and laptop repair services
Published by Meghnath Kumar on May 19th 2012 | Computer
Everyone is well aware of what computers mean to us. Computers have made our professional and daily ...
 
Things to take care while purchasing a laptop table
Published by Alarm Systems on March 13th 2012 | Computer
Purchasing laptop tables has become almost a necessity these days. And you need to purchase a laptop...
 
How can we make my laptop run faster
Published by Hennary Joe on January 10th 2012 | Software
Infections in any PC are great threat for any PC. However the foremost in all infections is a virus ...