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Need Advice Computer technician

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by ccasam, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. ccasam

    ccasam New Member

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    I'm looking for a computer technician. Has anyone ever used Less Silberberg - he advertises in the Broadlands Newsletter.
     
  2. MikeK

    MikeK Member

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    I haven't used him; but are you having hardware or software issues? There are a lot of great forums online that you can use to help solve a lot of issues.

    Bing/Google searches are great too.

    There are also companies that will help you online, some of them are reviewed here:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748703954804575381240099315372.html

    There are also a lot of good computer folks on these boards, although some of them seem to love Linux...we will forgive them for that :happygrin:
     
  3. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    There's a place by the Ashburn Post Office off Loudoun County Parkway that does computer repairs and sells computer parts. I've never had a repair done there but I've bought a couple of things. It's called Austin Tech and someone else on this board recommended them.

    http://www.austintech2000.com/
     
  4. chattycat

    chattycat Member

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    I'm in the same boat and need a repair person also. Got a nasty virus, and did okay removing it, but all my .exe files went along with it. So I'm lying...didn't do so okay! It took the good with the bad...ahhhhhh! I have a fairly old EMachine (Windows XP) that has worked gloriously without one problem for years. Does anyone know if it's worth repairing???
     
  5. MikeK

    MikeK Member

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    For a few hundred dollars you can get a new Windows 7 box which would probably meet all your needs if you are running an old XP box.

    Have you ever done a wipe and reinstall on your emachine box (i.e. reinstall the OS).

    In your situation I'd probably look for a new machine.
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    The computer place I mentioned above sells refurbished machines. So does Microcenter (off I-66 and Nutley in Vienna), which is where I got mine for about $400. If you have your data backed up and can reinstall any programs you need a new one might be a good choice. Export your email, bookmarks, calendar, contacts, etc. first and you should be able to import them to a new machine pretty easily.

    If you don't want to get a new one, MikeK's suggestion about reinstalling Windows (if you have the CD) on your machine is a great idea. I did that on an old machine and it really speeded things up. Then you could keep it for your kids to use or just as a backup.
     
  7. lindpro

    lindpro New Member

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    Contact Will at Ask1Expert, a local small business that comes out to your home or business. He's very top notch in his diagnosis and goes the extra mile with incredible customer service.
    http://www.ask1expert.com/
     
  8. CoachCal

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    Here's great Free Antivirus software (most widely used in the world) that'll help you avoid the problem in the future... won't slow down your computer or hog resources like Norton and a few of the other ones and the updating procedures are automatic and very much out of your way.

    http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

    just don't let them sell you on the paid version... the free one is a great service.
     
  9. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    AVG free isn't rated highly anymore -- try Microsoft Security Essentials or Comodo perhaps.... also free.
     
  10. chattycat

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    I'm just reporting back on an earlier post regarding my computer problem that was fixed, at a very reasonable price, by the computer store over on Beaumeade Circle (across from post office). Fast (2 days), reasonably priced and efficient after I was sure I was going to have to buy a new computer. Ray Ly, the manager, wiped out the virus which had deleted all my executable files and he restored my computer shiny and clean! (I luckily know to intermittently back up my files on an external drive I bought from Costco). He even installed one or two programs for me that I didn't have the original software for. Try getting Best Buy to do that. I don't have a stake in this company. I just think we should honor the small businesses around here who go the extra mile.

    Their number is 703-723-7870. I'm heading over with another laptop now!
     
  11. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    You probably don't want to 'advertise' this too loudly. Especially on a public forum :doh:
     
  12. chattycat

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    Ma bad...and blonde..
     

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