Repair or replace technology: How to decide

Towson University’s EduCycle program has developed a sliding scale to help administrators decide whether to replace or refurbish computer equipment.

The choices are based on the age of the equipment and the costs of repair or replacement. Generally, if the cost of repair is 50% or less than the cost of replacement, and the equipment is halfway through its expected life cycle, repair may be more cost-effective.

Other factors to consider:

  • History of repairs and operational costs
  • Performance and reliability
  • Overall condition
  • Critical need and risks

Download the full cost-analysis chart.

Read more: Tech recycling or refurbishing? Schools must decide on devices

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