Re: How to select a computer repair shop
I work on computers on the side. Ive worked on many laptops. My first step on any laptop if it is a make and model ive worked on before or not is to down load the manual. It doesnt matter if the issue is viruses or hardware. I want to have a reference. Some times there are videos available also.
The first time I take a laptop , any laptop apart is a time consuming process. I check, recheck, then check again. then begin the disassembly.
The ones I have worked on cutting a piece out of the bottom would be pointless. The fan was on top of the board so all that would do is get you a view of the underside of the board.
As for the big chains the only one i have any experience with is best buy. I wouldnt trust them with tinker toys. A Friend took a laptop to them that we had given him. they told him the board was fried and he needed a new computer. He bought one and sent me back the old one. about 30 minutes told me all that was wrong was the fan. I replaced it and used it for over a year.
Another time he took his new laptop to them, they told him it had viruses and would cost 250.00 to fix. He sent it to me i had the viruses cleared with the antivirus that big lots installed when he bought it in 15 minutes.
the only suggestion i can make is ask the local user group if there is one or the closest one.
The only dumb question is the one not asked.
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