The good old PC refuses to die. You will admit it. Working spreadsheets on your PC is more fun and comfortable than doing it on a tablet. Gaming on the PC is for die-hard gaming enthusiasts who like more control. Plus graphics on a PC are always the best. This means you won’t be dumping your PC anytime soon. That said you should expect the PC to misbehave now and then. As a PC owner, what are the common causes of PC repairs to watch out for?
Broken down fans
If you are working on heavy applications like video gaming, your CPU will work extra hard which means it will draw more power and in turn heat up faster and to higher temperatures. The cooling fans have to keep up. In many PCs, the air fans are placed such that they suck in air to the power unit where most of the heat is generated. If the fans get too clogged with dust they break down pretty fast. Even in a relatively clean environment, you can expect the fans to break down at some time.
Dust and water
A PC has several spaces through which dust and air come in, the air fan vent being the most open. This dust covers the electronics in the PC including sensitive power handling elements and the CPU. If the dust is a lot, these components can break down.
Water is an enemy of anything electrical. The most common victims of the water in the PC are the mouse and keyboard. These suffer coffee spills and are regularly inundated with water by unsuspecting cleaners. If the PC is on, electrical shorting cooks these items fast.
A PC carries many delicate components like the hard disk and other fragile electronics. Any unexpected shock can damage these items. Dropping a PC will most likely damage some of these components. Careless perched PCs are likely to be victims of this cause as their wires get tangled and pulled along by passersby.
Malware is a general term for all malicious software. These are applications that seek to perform unintended and harmful actions in the computer like copy data or send back personal information to the authors for marketing purposes. Malware makes the PC very slow and can at times crash it necessitating a clean installation of the operating system.
You can avoid frequent PC repairs by constantly servicing the PC by blowing off dust. Installing a robust security system with antivirus and internet security features will also keep your PC malware-free.