Have you ever went into one of those electronics chain stores to get your computer fixed? Did you trust them to diagnose and fix the repair?
Some computer repair shops, included those associated with the big chains, aren't to be trusted.
A Southern California television station reported that there's lots of fraud when it comes to computer repair.
To check for fraud by computer repair shops, they had the computers checked by and expert to make sure that they were running perfectly fine. Then they disconnected the IDE, or ribbon cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard, which shuts down brains to computer. All that was needed to repair the computer was to reattach the ribbon cable to the hard drive. With a visual inspection every repair person should have been able to see it.
Here's what happened at the stores--
Best Buy--The repair person said it needed a new power supply and they couldn't fix it because they needed to order a part.
Circuit City--Cost $59.99 and was fixed.
CompUSA--Cost $119.99 and was fixed
One non-chain places cost $275 to fix it, another didn't charge anything.
This is a fascinating video--