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If you are looking for the cheapest place in town to get your computer fixed, by all means, keep looking. Please keep looking! I do this work because I enjoy it. I spend on average, 6-10 hours on each PC I repair and I charge a flat rate. I fix the problem or problems, clean up all the malware in the PC, turn on the menus, add bonus and needed programs like picture viewers, video codecs, and pleasant backgrounds. All of this takes time so I cannot compete with big box stores who have to make each tech fix one piece in an hour or less. Sure, for $69.95 I can replace a bad hard drive, then tell you to go home and reinstall Windows yourself, but that is not much comfort to a person who's computer does not work anymore and they have lots of personal stuff on the PC that cannot be replaced. My rates are reasonable and you get full servivce, from soup to nuts and customer satisfaction calls are common and frequent.
About Paul's PC Works :
True, you can take your PC to Office Depot, CompUSA, or any of the scads of inidividuals that advertise on craigslist. If you have a bad hard drive, you pay labor and parts. Generally the labor is a bit lower, maybe $69, but you will have your hard drive replaced and that is ALL you will get. I perform a preliminary examination on your PC to give you an idea of what could be the problem. I also assess if the computer is really worth putting money into. True, I could take the money anyway, but in the long run, my customers are loyal because I told them NOT to repair that 11 year old Toshiba laptop because even if it were upgraded to the max and put into "like new" condition, it would still crawl at a snail's pace and you could make a sandwich and have a bite before you could click the mouse again. It is better to be honest with the customer and miss one job then take advantage of someone and never see them again.
Discounts are available for senior citizens and in cases of hardship. All facets of home computing are covered. Networks, wireless, high speed Internet, intermittent service, laptops, desktop PCs, websites, lessons, media extenders, tablets, and even smart phones.
Paul's PC Works is a small outfit that I maintain and run myself, for myself, by myself. I love computers and always have, for a very long time. The first computer that I ever had was a Radio Shack BASIC computer that you connected to your TV set onto those two screws on the back for that old fashioned thing, the antenna. You would put the television on channel 3 and start up the Radio Shack computer and could do some very simple things with it, all of the programming for it was BASIC. You could plug a cassette tape recorder into it to save your programs on cassette tape and load them up next time you used it. It was fun to play with for a boy but not very useful.
When I went to electronics school back in 1981, the school had updated it's one and only "modern" computer, a Radio Shack TRS-80 with a newer computer and I got the old TRS-80, the monitor, printer, disk drives, and everything that went with it. This computer also used BASIC programming language. I had a lot of fun playing with it, if you understood the very simple programming language, you could pretty much make the computer do whatever you wanted for it to do. I wrote a game of craps for it where you would roll two dice and play craps. Make your point, win, or crap out. I had a friend that liked to gamble so I made several gambling games for it, he paid me a dollar to play and then had to pick a card or a number and "watch the deck shuffle" or "the wheel go 'round" and if he hit, he would win anywhere from his dollar back to ten or a hundred dollars. Of course he never won, I made it that way, but he so very much believed in it that he always begged to play more and more. Quite funny actually.
I then moved to Florida and forgot all about computers for years. Then I needed a couch and a coffee table for my apartment and at a garage sale I found what I was looking for, along with an old looking "suitcase" that turned out to be a computer. The bottom flipped down to a keyboard and inside was a green screen and two 5 1/2" floppy drives! Well, I did not have the money for a real computer but asked what he wanted for it anyway and to my surprise, it was only $25. One drive did not work. I took it and got home, cleaned and greased up the non-working drive and fixed that as well. Now I was back into computers again with my first Compaq Portable computer. Of course I had no idea of what to do with it but my neighbor loaned me a book called "Running MS DOS 6.0" which was a "hands on" class on how computers worked and how to use one. I was hooked. I got a color monitor for it and a tractor paper printer for it and was off, writing on Microsoft Word 4.0 for DOS.
Then came a 386 SX 16Mhz "real computer", bulletin boards, the Internet, better computers, games like Doom (Doom was so outrageously cool that I actually had to buy a better computer in order to play this 3D game, at full screen size. My first 486 computer!), Linux, servers, networks, helping friends and neighbors and this is where it led me today. Still helping others with their computer needs and problems.
Here at Paul's PC Works, you get personal attention, one on one, and I make every effort to satisfy my customers. If it can be done, I will do it or find a way to get it done, be it by me or by referral, you will be well taken care of. I promise.
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