November 14, 2007
Columbus Computer Repair, where to go??
Frankie's teacher has a computer hobbling on one leg and trying to stay alive. I can pop in a pci card and maybe swap a drive, but what to do when the problem needs serious diagnostic evaluation? I hate the knee-jerk solution so common today of "just buy another ...". Yeah, just pop the piece of junk in the dumpster and no one will care and go to Dell for a cheapie. It's an easy solution, but if a repair is possible, it doesn't just fix one machine, it prevents another from being tossed into a landfill.
So, where to go? My favorite was Computer Success off Bethel, but they went out of business. My next shot? Dos-Boot. With a clever name like that, I thought I couldn't go wrong. It's next to Joy's Kitchen in the Ohio Stater Mall. Easy parking and some hard-working lads. Brought in the machine today and although it's still in critical condition, they have a promising and inexpensive lead that may save the machine. And, fast too. Give 'em a shot.
[Dave received no compensation for this, just promoting local business.]