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Reputable PC repairs in Canberra?

By Bexta - 16 November 2011 19

I’ve recently moved to north Canberra, and am looking for a PC Repair shop that doesn’t charge the price of a new laptop just to look at the bloody thing, only to tell me it’ll cost an arm and a leg to replace something I can’t pronounce anyway.

Advice?

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19 Responses to
Reputable PC repairs in Canberra?
Henry82 10:07 am 17 Nov 11

Jivrashia said :

They fix it for you for free, but only if you can describe the problem.

Yep, if you decide to take this router. They’ll need.

* The symptoms (including error message)
* any things that occurred leading up to the event (what were you doing, what was the warning)
* the truth (did you drop it/spill water on it)
* Computer type (brand/model) and operating system (preferably as much specs as you can)
* what you’ve done do far.

phototext 7:23 am 17 Nov 11

I second checking out Whirlpool forums first too.

The funny thing about computers is they seem scary to fix but because they are mostly made on a factory line, they are designed for easy assembly. Parts are very easy to replace.

Whirlpool and clear descriptions of what went wrong may save some money as well as empower the OP to realise it ain’t a black science.

phil m 10:37 pm 16 Nov 11

I used to work at ATM computers for a number of years. We always gave honest advice and we didn’t rip anyone off. Nothing would have changed since then. Glad to see Eva’s still going.

Jivrashia 10:31 pm 16 Nov 11

Have you tried forums infested with techies, such as Whirlpool?

They fix it for you for free, but only if you can describe the problem.

Angelina 10:15 pm 16 Nov 11

trevar said :

A PC repairer? Why would you repair a PC? Is it irreplacable? If it’s out of warranty and the problem’s too big to be fixed by an amateur, it’s time to replace it anyway!

Yeah, why try and fix anything? Just throw it away! Who gives a crap right? Nice attitude. Do you teach that to the kids at your school?

What’s wrong with the OP taking it somewhere first to check if it’s an easy fix rather than binning it and buying a new one before they even know what the story is? Just because the OP can’t fix it doesn’t mean it’s not a straight forward and cost-effective option for someone who knows computers to have a crack.

trevar 9:03 pm 16 Nov 11

A PC repairer? Why would you repair a PC? Is it irreplacable? If it’s out of warranty and the problem’s too big to be fixed by an amateur, it’s time to replace it anyway!

echoztrip 8:01 pm 16 Nov 11

If you have hardware issues, YNZ computers in Dickson have been fantastic. Software support isn’t as good though, but they have the hardware skills down pat (they’ve revived for me 10 year old Dell specific power supplies, fried laptop motherboards, etc)

Henry82 7:17 pm 16 Nov 11

DUG said :

> if you are a single smoking HOT chick, it would be my great pleasure to personally help you in anything you need 🙂

FTFY

gospeedygo 7:08 pm 16 Nov 11

Try turning it off and on again. Check all cables a plugged in correctly and not faulty or damaged etc etc

Texpat 6:54 pm 16 Nov 11

Another recommendation for ATM. I tried a few others around town until I found them, and I’ve been happy with their service and prices every time I’ve been there.

Henry82 5:35 pm 16 Nov 11

What is the issue?

DUG 5:12 pm 16 Nov 11

Are you Male or Female?
This COULD have a bearing on the overall cost

> if you are a bloke, MAN! get in current times and Google the problem, then just give it a go.
> if you are a smoking HOT chick, it would be my great pleasure to personally help you in anything you need 🙂

grump 5:11 pm 16 Nov 11

#2 for ATM – been going there for 10 years – as Jasann said – no bull, straight forward guys

Jasann 4:34 pm 16 Nov 11

ATM Computers Shop 6/75 Oatley Court Belconnen 6253 0537

I’ve taken my laptop there a couple of times and they’ve been fantastic. They’ve also done a home visit to my parents’ house to set them up and it cost less than when they’ve dropped their computer off at the shop.

Straight forward advice and up front when they haven’t been able to fix something for me – no bulls***ting!

borizuka 4:32 pm 16 Nov 11

is this a hardware or a software problem?

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