Desktop Computer Repair
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A computer intended for stationary use, usually separate from its monitor
A desktop computer that includes a built-in monitor. Similar to a laptop but stationary.
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Questions nerds often hear about Desktop Computer Repair
Why does my computer have no sound?
If you cannot hear anything on your computer, you probably need sound card repair
Why are there so many ads on my computer?
If you are seeing a lot of ads, you might have a virus. See our page on how to remove popups.
Why does my computer freeze randomly?
Random computer freezing is probaby the result of an infection. See our page on malware removal.
Why does my computer crash when I play games?
If your computer is turning off while gaming, you could have a problem with your video card. Look here for graphics card repair.
Why is my computer beeping?
Beeping often comes from computers in need of motherboard repair.
Do I need to fix my desktop right now?
Not necessarily. If you can use it as normal, don’t worry about it and watch your finances. If your desktop is unusable, it won’t get better on its own. Call a professional.
Which part of my computer is the desktop?
Many people refer to their monitor, or screen as their computer. A monitor actually just takes the signals from the computer and doesn’t do any computing itself. The big box with the ports is the one that does all the work. For more information, read our article on what a desktop is
Do I still need a desktop?
If you just browse the web, send email, edit documents and photos, and maybe do your taxes, you don’t need a desktop. Laptops and smartphones can all do these basic tasks now. If you do more complicated tasks like editing video or crunching statistics, consider staying with a powerful machine.