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Monday, December 08, 2008

Repairs and Service

Saturday evening my monitor died on me or so I thought. Hooked up another one and it didn't work so now I know it's the PC. Phoned 1-800-Geek Squad, first available appointment was Wednesday, I will be working so we'll make that Thursday morning and they tell you up front it's $129.00 plus taxes just to come. So I decided this morning to take it to the place I bought it, walked in to be told the technician won't be there till noon. I then took it to another place I have dealt with and have been very pleased with their service only to be told 1 week as there were 6 repairs ahead of me. Well I figured go with the Geek Squad. I had an appointment at this small outdoor shopping centre and they have a computer store there, I have nothing to lose to ask, right ? Oh did I mention that when you start my PC up there is a beep beep sound, that tells you what is wrong with it. I know this from my brother, but he couldn't remember what the beeps meant. Now the second place that said it would be a week, started it up and told me it was a hard drive problem. I'm no technician or geek or computer wiz so I take their word for it. This last, yes LAST place I stopped the guy tells me as soon as he hears the beeps I need a new video card, puts it in everything works fine and it cost me 52.00 video card 20.00 labour, with taxes $80.64. Now I know where to go if I need service, I will be highly recommending this place. Came home cancelled the Geek Squad, set up my PC and I have heaps of e-mails and blog updates to read and I am working the next two days. So there will be no further posts from me till the weekend.

6 comments:

mumzy said...

I hate having to look for a repair person for something I don't know much about. I always feel they try to take advantage of you. Good for you eventually finding the best people to fix your PC.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like it was not a great problem. I wish I knew about the computer a little more than a user.

Theresa said...

It's so hard to find a good repair place now a days.... I had several experiences myself trying to find someone to fix my electronics and either they just told me it’s not worth fixing go get a new one or they charge lots of money to fix it…… sigh…

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Pumpkin said...

You have my sympathies! Trying to find a good and reputable computer service place is hard. Glad it all worked out :o)

Stitcher said...

Glad you got it sorted, if only I lived nearer, I could have done it for you.
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Hazel said...

Oh dear Irene - what a pain for you. Hope it gets sorted soon. x