For many of us, computers have become our primary way to store and organize the things important to our personal lives and business. When they quit working it's amazing how fast you realize their usefulness and the significance of the material stored within.
A Computer is probably the most complex item you'll ever own. The first time I built (assembled) one I was amazed that so many tiny parts could all be made to work together reliably. Factor in the 'low price' machine and it's no wonder they break down.
With the advent of smart phones, many take for granted that their photos are safe 'in the cloud.' Most don't realize that servers get hacked and without truly having physical copies of their files, all can be lost. A home computer allows you to copy those files on to something you possess and control.
I offer practical solutions that make sense (cents) and I never forget that your stuff that's 'in there' is usually more valuable than the machine itself.
I also build new machines for those who value reliable performance that won't break the bank. I know hardware and why it's sometimes just the programing that makes it quit.
I also repair certain tablets, phones and TV's.
My rates are approximately half of what the Big Box stores charge-
|Carry-in Repair, including upgrades and tune-ups plus drive recovery and back-up.||Per Hour||$40|
|On-site Repair, including upgrades. I can also hook-up and configure your TV Media Center||Per Hour||$50/ 1 hr min|
|Tune-Up (Get the lead out)||Flat Fee||$50|
|Fresh Start: Reload Operating System after backup of your files. Scan your files for viruses and move back to machine. This returns your machine to factory specs and solves many glitches and speed problems. Very recommended for machines over 4 years of age.||Flat Fee||$85|
|Software Installation: Install and setup another software title while in for service.||Flat Fee||$20|
|Custom Built Machine. While I can't compete with the low end junk that all the manufacturers now produce, I can build a far more reliable performance machine for a fair price that's also very quiet. Includes setup and transfer of all your files for a pain-free transition. Cost varies depending on your required use.||Flat Fee||Call|
|Training. Trying to get that program to work for you? Want to learn how to be a nut like me and build a computer for yourself?||Per Hour||$40|