[kwlug-disc] Local computer repair shops

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Jan 23 14:06:40 EST 2012


The Computer Recycling repair shop at The Working Centre is 
full-to-bursting, so we'd like to provide a few alternatives for people 
to go to when CR isn't taking repairs.

So, the target population is home users with viruses, corrupt Windows 
installations, dead power supplies, dead or dying hard drives (and 
rescuing their LOLcats from the dead drive), maybe looking for a memory 
upgrade from 512 MBytes to 1 GByte, a new power brick for their 
laptop...  Those kinds of things.

Yes, I've heard the scam stories too, even from "reputable" places like 
Geek Squad, &c.  I know there's some good people in the local Geek Squad 
(I've worked with them), so this is why I'm looking for your opinions on 
Favourites or its antonym.

--Bob, who wonders why Bill doesn't wonder about these things.


On 12-01-23 12:53 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Might be helpful if you list the sorts of things / repairs you're 
> talking about.
>
> e.g. Pieces purchase, hardware repair, (disk recovery?), software 
> 'repair'?
>
> vs., say, and the reason I think to ask, 'virus removal'.
>
>     Having heard horror stories of such 'scams', thought I'd better 
> ask what (who?) you're looking for.
>
>
> A friend of mind was apparently told a Windows virus botched her 
> monitor and they sold her a new one.
>
>
> (Shakes head, closes door softly, walks quietly away ...)
>
>
> Given the list posting, looking for Linux expertise? etc.
>
>
> Bob Jonkman wrote, On 01/23/2012 11:20 AM:
>> Hi all:  I'm looking to compile a list of local computer repair shops 
>> (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge).  Does anyone have a favourite?  Or 
>> an unfavourite?
>>
>> --Bob, who wonders if there's an antonym for "Favourite"
>
> -- Bill, who wonders why Bob wonders these things.
>
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