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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 12:58 pm
I am typing this on my friends laptop.

My computer is currently in a shop.
It has been running slowly as of late and all of a sudden last sunday it pooped on me.
Just stopped working.

I've taken it to a small-time computer shop by my house. I've taken it to there before and each time he's erased nearly everything on the harddrive and took forever to do.
It's been almost a week and he says he has no idea what is wrong with it be he's working on it.

Would Best Buy's geek squad be able to help me with my computer? Quickly?

Does it normally take a week+ to fix a computer?
P.S. I'm pretty sure it's just an issue with a virus\adware\spyware.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 01:47 pm
How old is it? maybe you should think about buying a new one. A competent repairer should take a maximum of 1 working day.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 01:48 pm
Stop a kid on the street and have him or her fix it. Any sixteen-year old will suffice.
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babemomlover
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 01:53 pm
It's about 4 or 5 years old.

My son uses it to plays games and he always complains on how "laggy" it is.

We have something like 1.5 gigs of RAM and I upgraded the video card to a $200 one about 2 years ago.

I'd prefer to have it fixed if possible.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 01:55 pm
Seriously, talk to a kid in the neighborhood and save yourself some cash.

This stuff is rocket science to some and child's play to others.
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babemomlover
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:00 pm
Well my son is 15 and he sounds fairly smart about computers whenever I hear him talk about them, and he said he's ran all the scans\whatever on our computer and doesn't know what to do from there. The money isn't a particular issue, my son likes the computer so I don't mind spending money.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:06 pm
ok, I'm just trying to help.

I'll back off now and let the experts take over.

Good luck on your question, my computer-hurting friend.
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babemomlover
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:10 pm
Thanks Gustav!
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:27 pm
I had good luck with the Geek Squad the one time I was there, but maybe it was a case of child's play for them and rocket science for me. Wouldn't hurt to give them a shot at it.

I really wouldn't put much money into a machine that old, though. I don't know what the cut off price on repairs should be, but the thing has almost no resale value, and that might be a guide. If it runs an older operating system, it might not work at all well with newer versions.

If you do go for a new one, it's likely Geek Squad, or any of the others can transfer hard drive data to the new one, if your old stuff is compatible with Vista, or whatever.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:32 pm
DO NOT sink any more money into a three year old computer !!!
i've done it much to my regret - there was always something else that needed fixing .
i've spent as much on getting my computer fixed/updated as the cost of a new one - and it's now three years old !
it's the same as with a car : you have to let go at a certain point ; don't throw good money after bad !
hbg
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babemomlover
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jun, 2008 02:38 pm
Wow. That's almost depressing. D:

What is one of the better computer companies to buy a new machine from?
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