Fixing a computer can be a befuddling process, but not for the experts at Techknows PC Repair. The team draws on extensive, up-to-date training to rid computers of viruses, reinstall operating systems, or repair malfunctioning parts, such as jacks and screens. That knowhow extends to plenty of other electricity-powered machinery, too, from televisions and cameras to printers and radios.
For clients who only suspect something's amiss with their PC or Mac, Techknows' team runs complementary diagnostics, which determine what's wrong and how much it will cost to fix. If patrons decide not to repair their item, Techknows returns it free of charge.
Floating on the waters of the Ohio?and gently rocking in the wake of passing boats?RiverWatch restaurant transports visitors to the tropics with a little taste of Key West. Helmed by Captain Mike, the floating dining room and bar frequently features live music in the vein of Jimmy Buffet, and Thursday-night karaoke gives diners the chance to cover their favorite beach jam or shout "Land ho!" while pointing to the riverbank. Combined, these musical stylings soundtrack a menu rich in seafood and American standards for the landlubbers. Buckets of bottled beers wash down wings tossed in one of eight signature sauces, blackened mahi mahi sided by thick-cut chips, and Angus-certified burgers.
Many computer problems can seem insurmountable to the average user, from a cracked laptop screen to an infestation of stubborn viruses and spyware. The techs at Showtime Computers are well-versed in undoing such malfunctions, returning systems to peak performance and flipping incorrectly fitting USB cables to their correct side. The team also offers tutoring in such topics as email, data backup, basic PC maintenance, and using the internet.
uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.
On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone?s glass screen
?Don?t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,? Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone?s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.
On the repair process
"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.? Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.
On growing his business
uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill?s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. ?We are proof that the American dream is alive,? he says.
On unusual repair jobs
Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant?s deep fryer. ?It smelled pretty bad,? he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, ?it did go through a cement mixer.? Some miracles just aren?t meant to be.
On the importance of a one-day turnaround time
Repairs at uBreakiFix?s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus?something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. ?Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn?t be any pain,? he laughs.
"If it's technology, we can work on it," claim the experienced electronics pros at Generation 3 PC & Laptop Repair. And since 2012, the company has proved its mettle with metal as it's expanded from servicing residential clientele to being to go-to IT team for commercial businesses.?
With seemingly no limits to their range of expertise, this IT team tackles issues on almost everything that beeps, computes, Facebooks, and has a hard drive for a heart. They perform services such as hardware repair, systems diagnostics and optimizations, and virus removals to ensure devices are processing at premium speeds. Their expertise extends to smart phones and video game consoles, too.
The most popular service is a virus- and spyware-removal service that includes a full PC scan to remove all viruses, as well as free installation of antivirus software (or an update of your current software). Other services include a computer tune-up, wireless network installation, desktop and laptop upgrades, and software installation. Once you drop off your computer and discuss which service you want completed, it usually takes 24 to 48 hours before you can pick up your desktop or laptop.