Thursday, July 31, 2008

Averatec 3200 and 3250 laptop DC power jack repair

We get many calls regarding the Averatec 3200 and 3250 series laptops. Yes, we do our DC jack repair on these models. Apparently many repair shops are turning away these laptops for some reason. We are an authorized Averatec repair center, and we do offer the DC jack repair service on these laptops as well as any other repair we offer.

On the 3200 and 3250 Averatec models, the DC power jack is situated on a separate power board rather than on the motherboard itself. There is a cable attaching the DC power board to the motherboard. Every once in a while the DC power board sustains burn damage when the jack breaks. This board is small and fragile. In the event that a simple DC jack repair is complicated by damage to this board, we do have these boards available to us. Either way, we see an extremely high success rate with DC jack repair on these Averatec laptop models.

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HP ZD7000 laptop DC jack repair issue -- motherboard damage

The HP ZD7000 series of laptops are, in our opinion, among the best of HP's creations. This laptop has a full 17 inch LCD as well as the extended numeric keypad keyboard. Typically a DC power jack repair on this model goes smoothly without incident. On some of these laptops we have received, however, the motherboard will sustain some burn damage right at intersection of the motherboard and the positive terminal of the DC jack itself. In some cases the motherboard will burn through its own insulation between the positive and ground circuits and cause a short. The good news is that we can almost always repair this problem while we replace the DC jack in this laptop. It takes a little improvisation, but we have a fix for this problem. And, it won't cost you a penny more than the standard $99 we charge for our DC power jack repair service.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gas prices? What about COMPUTER REPAIR prices?

Now let us preface this post with this: each business is entitled to price its own products and services at will. After all, this is one of the beautiful things about doing business in America, right? But, it seems that lately the prices of computer repair have gotten out of hand almost as badly as fuel prices.

In one example, one of the local shops in our area charges an astounding $199 to reinstall your Windows operating system on your computer. No, this doesn't include the price of the Windows disc itself. This is for labor only. Their work may very well be as good as our own, but we charge $70 for this very same service. With the rising cost of gas and food, the average American is already feeling the budget pinch. So, many people are finding themselves priced out of owning a decent working computer when they opt to feed their families or buy gas for their commute to work rather than give in to these shops charging 2 to 3 times more than repair services would seem to be worth.

It is our commitment at Comprehensive Computing to keep our prices as low as possible. Sure, we have bills to pay just like any other business. But we feel that by continuing to offer you the most professional service at fair working class prices we are not only able to meet your computer repair needs, but we are also doing our best to be good citizens by not gouging prices. You will always get our bottom price on anything we do for you at Comprehensive Computing. That's a promise. :-)

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