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Fix or replace your broken computer?

  • My laptop is barely working; is it better to get it fixed, or buy a new one?
  • I will be the first to tell you that this is not always an easy decision to make with many different factors to consider. The first thing you should do is check out the warranty. Oftentimes, a customer will find that their computer is still covered. If it is, you have an immediate solution.

    If you find that you are out of the warranty period, there are some credit card companies who offer extended coverage to their card users, so you may want to check with them as well. You may find that they'll take care of it for you.

    Now, if it comes to pass that the full cost will be your full burden to bear, you have to first find out if your device is even repairable. If it is, techies generally live by what is known as the 50 percent rule. Basically, this says that if a repair will cost more than 50 percent of a new gadget's price tag, it is time to buy a new one. Get all the information you need to make a "fix or replace" decision you will not come to regret.

Cool Site of the Day

This site can help you work

The light buzz of conversation, the clinking of plates and cups, and the heady smell of coffee. Where else can you find this magical mixture but, you guessed it, a coffee shop!

There is something both soothing and motivating about the background noise of a coffee shop. You are free to write or read without major sound interruptions.

Today's fantastic website offers several different coffee shop ambience "tracks" to give you enough noise to work.

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