Sometimes we have things go wrong.
Computers, cell phones, fax machines, copiers, etc…
What do you do when you need these things to work and they don’t?
How do you know what to do with them and decide if they need replacing or just maintenance?
How much will it cost?
I created a checklist for you to easily identify what the problem can be and how to proceed next.
So here’s my 5 steps to minimize your technological meltdowns in the Future checklist:
1. Don’t buy cheap appliances or devices that you will depend on when you need them. If you need it to just work then spend the extra money.
2. Try to keep a cool head. When everything around you is going to hell, your emotions can impact your environment. The little things turn in atomic meltdowns, and technology is sensitive to these types of high energy environments. Take a breath before you fax, cool down before you copy that important document.
3. Read the manual. I have solved innumerable problems by being able to go back to square one in the operations of a device and follow it step-by-step to accomplish certain tasks that were just not happening. When all else fails, read the manual again, then follow it.
4. When all else fails – it may just be time to replace it and buy another one. You may not like it but things do break down and stop working. If it ain’t working, then get a new one and get back to work.
5. When in doubt or just want it done, contact me. Many times a issue or frustration can be alleviated by calling on someone who knows this stuff better than you do. I have helped many a friend and associate troubleshoot, resolve an issue or diagnose the need to replace in a matter of minutes versus spending hours or days on a machine that just isn’t going to work no matter what you do.
I hope that these steps will help you in the future.
If you are experiencing a technology crisis, you can contact me through the form below, and I will try to help you resolve your problem or point you in the right direction.