Is It Worth It? Laptop Repair Denver & Boulder

Over the past couple years the average price for a new laptop has been dropping. With these lower costs, it brings up the question of “repair or replace” when your laptop breaks. There are a couple of factors to take into consideration when making a decision on how to proceed.

A new laptop can cost from $250 on the low-end, up to $1600 on the high-end. Most common individual physical laptop repairs cost between one to two hundred dollars. This includes fixing screens, keyboards, disk drives, and power issues. Software repairs average around the same price point unless major data recovery is needed. If your laptop is suffering from an individual issue then repair is probably the direction to take. However, if the system has multiple hardware issues then purchasing a new computer might make more sense. If the issues are all software related then having the operating system restored to how it was then you got it new is most likely the way to go.

If you decide repairs are not cost-effective and want to get a new system or have your operating system reinstalled, then be sure to keep in mind that your data and programs will not be on the new system. Everything you are used to and comfortable with will need to be transferred over and setup again to your liking.

Here at SpeedWise, we offer solutions to all your laptop issue and needs. We can fix your hardware and software issues, reload your operating system, help purchase a new laptop, and transfer your data from one system to another. SpeedWise Laptop repair Denver and Boulder

Boulder Computer Repair

The SpeedWise PC repair and support service area is not confined to the Denver metro area, but extends up to Boulder and Longmont.  We can handle all your computer and laptop needs: upgrades, tune-ups, data recovery, virus removal and much more! SpeedWise – Boulder Computer Repair

Speed Up Your Computer In Time For School – Denver PC Repair And Tune-Ups

It’s that time of year when students are preparing to go back to school. Start the school year off smoothly with a PC Tune-up! Lower frustration and increase productivity with a faster, smoother, and more efficient running computer. A PC tune-up can help make a computer more stable and reliable, while increasing its overall speed. If your computer needs repair or has a virus then don’t wait until you really need it before getting the issues resolved. Contact us today for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment – SpeedWise, your Denver PC repair and tune-up specialists!

30 Year Birthday For The Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer turned 30 years old on Aug 12, 2011. Technology sure have come a long way since then! How old is your computer? If you need advise on buying a new one or are in need of a tune-up, then contact SpeedWise – Denver Computer Services

Denver Computer Repair – Be Cautious When Looking On Craigslist

When your computer crashes or is just not working right, who do you turn to? If you are not a technical person, or just do not have the desire to learn the “ins” and “outs” of fixing a computer you need to enlist the help of others. Finding a quality pc technician is not as easy as one might think. Looking on Craigslist for Denver computer repair services you can find a long list of people offering incredible prices.

Looking in the Denver or Boulder section of Craigslist (this info should also pertain to other cities on the site) there are quite a few postings offering a wide range of PC repair options. While these deals initially look great, you should be wary of a couple of things. Many of these “technicians” are high school or college students, a computer hobbyist, or just someone looking to make some extra money. While a few of these people might be knowledgeable, you just never know what you are getting. Most do not have a business registered with the state, have very little real world experience, and generally lack the knowledge and expertise to provide top-level service. Sure they can run tools and scripts made by others, do antivirus scans, and clean out the system temporary files. They are great at fixing the symptoms, but usually fail to take care of all the actual underlying problems. Most often this failure will result in the issue returning, or a new one spawning off of it.

What happens when the automated tools cannot do the job? More often than not these “technicians” opt to do an operating system reinstall. For them it is much easier to just start from scratch with a fresh install. For you on the other hand, this makes your computing a bit more difficult. When the operating system is reinstalled you lose all of your installed programs, settings, license keys, other configurations, and potentially your data! Exactly how important is your data to you? All your family pictures, videos of your kids, music, resume, saved tax returns, etc? While data loss can never be fully guaranteed due to the complicated nature of computers, having an experienced and professional technician work on your pc will greatly reduce any risk. As with most things in life, when looking for computer service remember that you get what you pay for.

When looking on Craigslist for computer services in Denver, there are some things you can do to help ensure you are dealing with a professional can effectively fix your issues:

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  • If the price is really low, then there is a reason for that…be extra weary.
  • Look for an actual company name and verify it is registered with the State ( Colorado trade name search ).
  • Look over their website. If it looks poorly made then that is usually a direct representation of the owning business. If they do not have a website then that should raise a red flag.
  • Call and talk with the technician. Ask lots of questions and follow your gut feelings. Find out what happens “if” ex: what happens if they cannot remove the virus.


There are a few really good companies and technicians on Craigslist, just make sure you put in a little extra time before you hand over your expensive computer and trust them with your important files!

SpeedWise provides professional, fast, and efficient Denver PC repair and laptop repair services in Colorado.