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  1. #1

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
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    0 Not allowed!
    after being told that "i didnt know enough about computer repair" and " you arent going to get a job without an A+ cert" i was discouraged. this was from 4 different computer repair shops in the area. staples, and geek squad included. ive just gotten 5 computers from people saying that both of those places said everything was dead and they needed new computers. i fixed all 5 in 1 day. one of them needed valuable info recovered from the drive (got it all YAY) and the rest had minor issues. one had a shorted out processor, another had a blown capacitor, one had a bad psu..... i mean its not hard to tell just from looking!!!! makes me wonder how these places are in business still.

    to top that off, a friend of the family decided to give his computer to geek squad. it had a bad 500gb hdd. it cost him just shy of 400$ to get his computer fixed.... im just shocked....
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    0 Not allowed!
    Can you join a small business for now? Someplace more personal? Or start your own home-based business? I know it's a lot of work...but there is a niche for a more 'personal' approach. I'm okay with all the basics since I essentially have been 'doing' computers since Day 1...but there is also a lot of things I just don't quite get...and I'd be willing to pay someone to come out and help me out...or to have an appointment with me and my computer...etc.

    I don't get your last statement either...your friend had to pay $400 to donate his old computer?
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    0 Not allowed!
    well one tough thing about the home business is that some people don't trust others having access to there personal stuff (pictures and files) stored on broken computers.

    But really if you can start getting your name out there and working on the side, repairing computers can get you some serious $$, but I'd def have a waiver people would need to sign so that they know the costs and risks associated with trying to repair or recover a computer.

    Have a cost to determine the problem, and then quote the repair. That way if they decide not to have it fixed you aren't out your time for figuring it out.

    A friend of mine in college took her laptop into a best buy to have it repaired and they cleared the hard-drive when it really didn't need to be cleared, she was informed that it was geek squad policy to not have to inform a person that it could happen etc yet she lost all her photos and school files, needless to say they lost her business fast

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    0 Not allowed!
    I like the idea of a home business. Give quotes to people based on your time spent and the intensity of the work... If its something you love half the price of the geek squad would put you in business nice.

    I know I have a brother in law that had an issue with his 500gb external HD and is wondering how to get it fixed... always a niche.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    to top that off, a friend of the family decided to give his computer to geek squad. it had a bad 500gb hdd. it cost him just shy of 400$ to get his computer fixed.... im just shocked....
    That's freaking insane. You can buy the HD itself at Staples for $75 (cheaper on line though).

    Glad to hear it's going so well for you. Don't worry, once word gets around, computer repair will come to you. I've been at it part time for 14 years now. Malware removal isn't in demand as much as it used to be because the operating systems are getting better at preventing it. But some people just don't have the time or knowledge to do basic maintenance on PCs\Apples\Linux machines and they would rather pay someone to do it form them a couple of times per year.

    Sounds to me like you don't have to prove anything to anyone.
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  6. #6

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    0 Not allowed!
    Actually ive been doing word of mouth computer repair for about 8 yrs now. I always give them a quote on what i think its is before i take the computer, and a quote after i figure out exactly whats wrong. Only once did i have a refusal to pay. That ended up in court and i won the case. She forfetted her laptop to me.

    @rue, what i ment was he gave his laptop to them to work on it.... Lol
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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