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How to find a good computer repair shop?

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trudy.s

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Hello,

 

my Lenovo Thinkpad SL510 has a hardware issue.

How would I find a good computer repair shop?

I live in FL33436

 

many thanks, Trudy


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Many folks find that a personal recommendation from friends, family, work colleagues, church or local community groups can be very valuable.
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Hello,

 

just came back from a repair shop. The person said that the 'Blue Screen of Death' means basically always that the hard drive is defect and needs to be replaced.

Is that true?

 

Thanks, Trudy

P.S. Thanks to you too, paws


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The person said that the 'Blue Screen of Death' means basically ALWAYS that the hard drive is defect and needs to be replaced.

Is that true?

 

 

No it does not always mean the hard drive is defective, there are many codes shown on the various "Blue Screens of death" and some may relate to ( for example) drivers.

 

However its perfectly possible that the hard drive has become defective..... there are various utilities that you can run to establish an idea of the health or otherwise of your hard drive, and these can be downloaded free of charge.

 

It might be wise to ask the repair shop what utility they used to test the hard drive...

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