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Recommendations for computer repairs

By Innovation 22 March 2015 26


It would appear that my PC has picked up a rather nasty virus which is beyond me. I have never used a computer repairer before but I would be grateful for any recommendations for repairers (in Canberra) or tips. Also, information as to what other people have paid for software repairs would be useful as, depending on price, I may yet bin the computer and buy a new one.

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TaniaH 11:57 pm 11 Dec 16

Tried ASA Computer Repairs, excellent service at reasonable price

zllauh 11:51 am 27 Jul 15

last year i got hit by some virus. All my important documents were eaten up. Had to call a mob.
did some google search and called technowand from google search results. Great mob.
try them

Innovation 7:35 pm 29 Mar 15

Gosh! Thank you for all of the suggestions. This article appears to have gone up a few days after I posted it so I presumed it had been censored or rejected. If anyone is interested it was a virus that, possibly because of my googling and attempts to rectify it, had eventually locked me out. Because I thought my request hadn’t got up, I haven’t been checking and I ended up getting it fixed interstate while I was away.

Although not useful for this problem, your posts have got me thinking about my reviving an old PC and teaching myself about Linux.

Thanks again

Cerdig 4:28 am 29 Mar 15

Google the error messages/symptoms you are getting and there will be loads of discussions of the particular problem and how to fix it.

rubaiyat 6:06 pm 24 Mar 15

ausbradr said :

Re all the linux / mac arguments,

I always recommend mac as the safest turn-key solution when non-technical clients ask about upgrades. Once we install their mac, fit it with security, and set up automated backups and other mod-cons, they run like a dream. They can also run a lot of mainstream software (like office and adobe products) that they know. I also love the fact their GUI hasn’t changed a great deal in 30 years unlike windows. Windows 8 has infuriated many of my elderly residential clients!

The trouble with those unable to cope with change, is the change to Macs is as jarring as the change to Windows 8. Although a few free sessions at the Apple Store usually straightens them out and leaves them quite chipper.

Most take to Macs like ducks to water, just the stubborn few who insist on doing it the Windows way, or not at all, suffer. They seem to ignore that most Windows techniques are actually unnecessary at all, just forcing users to cope with a patched together OS. e.g. Having to use “wizards” to install on Windows, where mostly on a Mac it is a click and drag onto your hard drive.

Disagree about little or no changes in 30 years. OS X was a major change and progressive revisions have meant the landscape has shifted considerably on OS X since. The redeeming factor is there is usually (but not always) a consistent logic to what is happening.

MERC600 4:03 pm 24 Mar 15

rubaiyat said :

Link for cleaning Windows:

Good one Rubaiii , got me in.

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