Warning Signs to Have Devices Repaired:

Whether you barely use your smartphone or you’re a professional drone pilot, there will almost inevitably come a time when one of your devices needs repair that’s beyond your ability. Often the signs of needing repair are obvious, like when your tablet randomly shuts off, even with plenty of battery power left. Other such warning signs are subtle, like if your laptop seems like its slower. These things may seem harmless, but they’re signs of trouble and can seriously lead to seriously damaged devices.

DIY vs Call a Guy (or Girl)

While many device problems can be solved by the user, this isn’t always the case. If you understand your device well enough to speed it up by clearing cache and removing unused apps and files, that’s excellent. However, when you’re not positive about the reason for pop-ups that mention corrupt files, then you need a professional for repairs. The benefits of calling a pro far exceed the cost of services and the risk of further damage to the device could end up costing you the price of a new one.

Common Warning Signs for All Types of Devices

There are several universal red flags that signify that something’s wrong with a device. The following warnings hold true for laptops and desktops, cell phones and smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and drones. If you’re experiencing problems like these, you can get In-Home Tech Support to come and correct the issue.

Universal Warnings:

  • Drastic slow-down
  • Getting hot
  • Less battery life
  • Unresponsiveness

Common Warnings by Device Type

Other warning signs are device-specific. For example, an email software malfunction on your desktop wouldn’t be something to worry about on your drone. Therefore, here are some red flags to watch for on different devices.

Computers- Desktops and Laptops:

  • Loud noises
  • Problems when booting up
  • Missing or corrupted file messages


  • Touchscreen not responding
  • Unprompted shut down or restart
  • Flickering or freezing screen
  • Blurred photos from camera


  • Low storage warning
  • Regular app crashes
  • Failing launcher


  • Increased audibility in flight
  • Slow responses
  • Jerking movements