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Old 07-26-2005, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the cheapest retail Computer Repair store?

Hi. I'm pretty sure I have a processor or RAM problem... but I'm a computer n00b and have no idea which one it is and/or what to buy.

Should I give the computer to:

a local computer shop
Circuit City

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your local shop is good, they would probably be best because they can give it a large amount of their attention; that is, of course, unless you can find help elsewhere cheaper. If not, Best Buy would be your next best bet with their "geek squad".

edit: sorry, just noticed that your subject was asking for prices, not quality or anything; yeah, you'll probably just have to call around for that.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get it from your local computer shop. They probally know more.

I went to best buy for an ATX converter. I asked 3 "Geek Squad" people if they had it and this was my response:

"whats and ATX cable"
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I work here in MDI computer store, and they charge only 50 dollars.
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Def not Circuit city. They charged this one guy a 50 dollar fee for installing a 70 dollar cd/dvd rw drive while I was there. I felt bad not telling the guy that he was jipped bad.
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Originally posted by nuke
I work here in MDI computer store, and they charge only 50 dollars.
Whats MDI computer store and what do they charge $50 for?
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, usually they have a base fee and then a fee for hourly beyond that. Check with pcworld.com.. they did a review of three of the top ones and their fees - May edition magazine I believe.
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