10 Different Computer Repair Services, 7 Wrong Answers

Computer repair “geeks” are sometimes nothing more than conmen in a uniform, as readers of The Consumerist well know. We linked to the full CBC investigation a few weeks ago, this is an abbreviated and more digestible version, only 3 minutes long. They rig a computer to just need a memory module replaced. But when they tested 10 different places, they got nearly 10 different answers, including one guy from “Nerds On Site” who tells them they need to send the computer to a special dust-free room for data recovery, a process that costs several thousands of dollars. Clearly, computer repair guys need to be bonded and licensed.

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