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Don’t wait until your laptop crashes! Get to know the warning signs

Waiting until an employee’s laptop crashes before it’s replaced, is not an efficient way to manage your technology!

Due to their mobility, laptops are more prone to damage and will typically need replacing every 3-5 years. But in-between times, every laptop will show warning signs when they need to be replaced.

What are the 5 signs a laptop needs replacing?

If an employee’s laptop shows any of the following signs, you need to get in touch with us so we can advise you on whether it can be repaired or if it needs replacing.

Sign #1:  Things seem to be slowing down

The whole purpose of technology is to make our lives easier and to help our teamwork more efficiently. So if an employee is complaining their laptop is slow, they are telling you their technology is hampering their productivity.

An aging laptop will often take longer to power on, turn off, open programs, save files, find internet hits etc. There may be short-term fixes we can do to help a laptop operate more efficiently but slowness is definitely an important sign that a laptop needs replacing.

Sign #2:  Unexpected shutdowns

When a laptop unexpectedly shuts down, it could be an urgent sign. If it is beginning to happen often, don’t delay contacting us. We might be able to repair it but it’s probably time for a replacement.

Sign #3:  The laptop or its software is no longer supported

Over time, Microsoft and Apple stop supporting older operating systems (software). We also see manufacturers stop supporting particular laptop models. When either of these things happen, it will leave your business more vulnerable to cyber attack. If you have cyber insurance, you may find your policy is void.

Normally, we will give our Managed IT Services clients notice of these things so they can plan for a general upgrade of their equipment and systems.

Sign #4:  Noisy fan or feeling hot

Usually these 2 signs run concurrently. If your laptop feels warm or hot to touch then it is working too hard. The noisy fan is your laptop trying to cool itself down. These are important symptoms of a dying laptop so ensure you prioritise getting in touch with us.

Sign #5:  The screen isn’t working properly

A screen in trouble may flicker or have black patches. When it comes to laptops, it’s often a sign it has been dropped or damaged in some way. We may be able to repair it but a faulty screen is often a symptom of other damage so don’t delay in contacting us about it.

Know what to look for

Planned equipment upgrades are always preferable to emergency replacements. Tresami provides Managed IT Services to small and medium sized businesses to give them an affordable way to have all the benefits of having an in-house IT department. We also provide a systematic way to manage and upgrade your IT hardware and systems.

Contact us to discover how we can assist your business.

What Our Customers Say

  • Annlyn Motors Volvo are proud partners with Tresami Computer Engineering. Tresami have been looking after all our IT needs for over 15 years. The Tresami Team gives us the confidence in knowing that they are able to attend to all of our IT needs however large or small. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any potential clients.


    John Dunn - Annlyn Motors

  • I have worked with Lee and his team for close to 8 years and am always really impressed with their responsiveness and customer service orientation. I can highly recommend them to any small or large business


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  • Working with Tresami means that I do not have to worry about IT systems, upgrades and support. I am confident my business IT will function properly and that my staff can focus on what they do well. I am also confident that I can leave this important aspect of my business to be looked after by someone I trust.


    Tony Merrit - Sydney Clinical Psychology

  • Tresami helped us to control our costs whist maintaining great service and excellent hardware for our business to grow. We have been using Tresami for over 10 years, they have a great team of qualified people who are willing to help. You won’t find nicer people with better real world outcomes that will help your business.


    Anthony Meyer - Bryopin Meats Pty Ltd