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[ The PC Guide | Troubleshooting and Repair Guide | Repairs, Returns and Refunds | Deciding on a Course of Action ]

The Post-Warranty Period

If your PC, or the component that you are trying to repair, is beyond its warranty period, then you will have to have the problem corrected yourself. You will need to decide for yourself what you want to do about the failed hardware. Of course all of the information in this chapter is here to help make this decision an easier one.

In most cases, the decision to repair or not boils down to how much value the component is, and how much money and time you have to deal with the problem. I'd suggest reading this section in detail to help decide what it is you think you should do. In most cases, a problem with a particular component is resolved by simply purchasing a new (and often better one). If you have a problem with the PC itself, you are probably going to want to take the machine into a shop to have it diagnosed and repaired. Choosing a repair shop is covered in this section.

Next: Performing a Repair or Return

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