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is it me or do they use this excuse all the time when they`ve got into trouble.
Lesson here: never, ever, take your computer to a major chain like that. The best thing you can do if you do not know anyone who knows about computers is either try to find out how to fix it yourself (which can be a bad choice if you have no idea what you`re doing) or take it to a small family owned store
First step in computer repair reset bios.
i am shocked that the bios wasnt the first place they looked i mean im 14 and i know to look ther, i mean its easy for some nomad computer user to change settings in there,
also as SIMCON said "google is your friend"...your best friend
Dont be stupid. If you`re computers busted dont take it to a huge chain like Best Buy. You`re going to get gouged.
P.S. Micro Center is the sh*t, hands down.
Just by talking to guys in geek squad, I can tell I know more than they do.
Fun little anecdote about your tax dollars: when I was in the Marines, we had a civilian contractor come in, `cause one of the chicks in the building downloaded some spyware... You know what he did? With no outside tools, he just used her PC to download Ad-Aware (free progarm off the internet) and ran it while he went to get lunch (where I met him). Then he came back and billed her office (redirected to U.S. Treasury) for $150 ($60 an hour x2, +$30 for software installation).
People are idiots.
If you have a problem someone else has
google is your friend.If you remember these 2 things you should have your computer up and running in no time.
They will almost try to act above you, and act like they know way more than you do about computers. I walked into the store, asked the geek squad guy for a simple cpu cooler, he puts his arms up on his chest (you know, trying to act big or tough w/e) and goes "Well, a fan will only blow so much... .." and I was just looking for a cpu cooler, which they didn`t have.
They also overcharge, and you can do a bios by yourself. It`s very easy.
They way it`s supposed to work is that you present a problem to someone that`s knowledgeable and they charge you for their knowledge. After all it took them time and money to learn (especially in the case of doctors). Maybe we should be asking to see people`s qualifications, and finding out their reputations like people do for doctors and mechanics.
I waited for 3 days for them to call. I finally called them, and they`re like, "Oh it`s been done for a while, come get it." What a joke. I use a small local shop now, and have been really happy with them.
My guess is that the Techs in most chain stores are all trained from the same manual to deal with Common Errors.
I an skeptical that anyone with a comprehensive background with Computers would be a Tech with Geek Squad when you can make a sizable amount more working elsewhere.
When they told me that -I- could work there, I knew something was wrong.
My DVD and CD drives have died (thanks, EMachines!), so I think I`ll just buy a new pair and install them MYSELF.
Part of the quirks you get for having a degree in IT. People just take your pill and swallow it without question.
albeit he was close
Heck, my brother is guilty of charging a local government office FOR CLEANING UP VIRUSES from their computer. Best part? They pay him to do that EVERY MONTH. You`d figure someone learnt to use an antivirus software after a couple of months.
So I guess no, making money out of people`s ignorance, it`s fine - c`est la vie.
As for the video: That is incredibly lame. Good thing I have a step-dad who knows about computers.
After the warranty expires of course.