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Reputable PC repairs in Canberra?

By Emily Morris - 16 November 2017 19

When your computer goes wrong, all you want is to get it fixed. You don’t want to have to wait for weeks, or pay through the roof. You just want to find a computer repair shop you can trust to get the job done. These are some of the best computer repair shops in Canberra that you may want to check out first. What makes them the best, and what do customers think? Read on to find out.

What Makes a Good Computer Shop

When reviewing computer repair shops, it’s important to look at the criteria that make them good. Here’s what you want to look for:

  • They should be able to fix your computer as quickly as possible
  • They should be reasonably priced
  • They need reliable and knowledgeable employees who can actually carry out the fixes
  • They should go above and beyond to help their customers
  • They need specialised knowledge in particular computer systems and parts of computers
  • They will be up front and tell you the truth if they can’t fix your computer, and give recommendations on what to do next

ATM Computers

If you are looking for straight-forward advice from a business that won’t rip you off, ATM Computers are quite probably the company you need. They are based in Belconnen and have been around since 1998, so they definitely have a lot of experience.

Reviewers say that they have “been happy with their service and prices every time,” that they were “up front when they haven’t been able to fix something for me”, and that they always give “honest advice”.

They can also be relied upon to go above and beyond the call of duty for their customers. One past customer recalls having a home visit to set up a new computer which “cost less than when they’ve dropped their computer off at the shop”.

Their staff includes a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and can work with both Windows and UNIX/LINUX systems.

Aussie PC Fix

Based in Wanniassa, this company is perfect for all kinds of computer repairs, although they do not sell computer parts. They will only provide them if needed for the repair itself.

They do not have a shop front, which means you need to get in touch with them first before you arrange a repair – there’s no way to drop in with your machine. They do diagnosis appointments and will charge by the hour for repairs as well.

The good news is that you can book online, so if you don’t like talking on the phone, there’s no need to panic. They are open Mondays through to Saturdays but closed on public holidays.

Home Computer Centre

This business is based in Mawson. They have been described by customers as “straightforward, honest and quick”, which is just about all you can ask for in a software company. Bruce Yao is highlighted as one of their best workers, though if he has since left the company, you can still rely on others there.

They offer plenty of services such as new systems, upgrades, repairs, network services, and support for retail or wholesale solutions. They can do repairs on site, or work on a computer and then deliver it back to you. They do not charge call-out fees for on-site work but a minimum service time of one hour is required.

These suggestions were updated based on reviews from our users, so please do add more thoughts in the comments if you have another recommendation to add. Let us know what your experiences have been with the best computer repair shops in Canberra and we may update this article with your remarks.

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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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