Below you will find a list of services I can provide along with the costs associated with them.
Virus and Spyware Removal – $70 Flat Fee –
I will return your computer to you just as it was before the infection and improve the performance. Includes cleaning all viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, malware, etc. from your computer and installing free virus protection. I will also update all of the software in your computer to the latest version and optimize the system so it runs at its best. No antivirus software is perfect. Even the really expensive software doesn’t catch everything. The software I install is light weight so it won’t slow down your computer and offers excellent protection.
Computer Repair – Hardware Costs Vary – $70 Flat Fee for Service –
This covers a wide range of things including diagnosis and replacement of failed hardware (the cost of replacement parts is extra), fixing errors in Windows, general clean up to speed up a slow computer, reinstalling Windows if necessary, making sure your personal files are safe.
Hardware Upgrade Installation – $70 Flat Fee for each-
If you computer is running slow you might benefit from a RAM Memory or Hard drive upgrade. Depending on the age and type of components in your computer a CPU upgrade may be available which can greatly increase the computers performance. If you want to make your own CDs and DVDs I can add a CD/DVD burner. I offer free recommendations of upgrades and can find you the best price for the parts your computer needs. Every computer, at some point, comes to the end of it’s usefull life. If I think the upgrades available for your computer are too expensive and would not benefit you, I will tell you.
Laptop Repair – $70 to $100 Fee–
I can replace a non functional or cracked laptop display. Let me know the model number of your laptop and I will get you the price. Hard drive failure is common in laptops and I have lots of experience in replacing the drives. Reinstalling Windows onto the new drive is included. I can often recover your personal files from a failing hard drive as well. Power connections on laptops are another common point of failure. It may be that the AC adapter’s connection is broken or loose. I would need to take a look. If this is the case I can find you a replacement AC adapter. If it is not the AC adapter I can replace the power connection on the laptop. Again the costs depend on the model.
GPU reflow – $100 Flat Fee –
If your laptop powers on but you see nothing on the screen it is likely that the laptops GPU has overheated and its connection to the motherboard has failed. I can repair this connection, get your laptop up and running and improve the cooling so it does not happen again.
Data Recovery – $40 to $70 Fee–
If your hard drive or flash drive is failing or you have a scratched DVD I can often recover your files. If I can’t get your files I don’t charge anything. If I can get your files I charge $40 for the recovery if I’m also replacing the drive. If I am not replacing the failed device I charge $70 to recover the data. I can put your files on another hard drive, flash drive or DVD.
LCD Monitor Repair – $75 Flat Fee –
If your LCD monitor stops showing video it is likely that one or more of the capacitors on the power board has failed. No video with or without the power light flashing is the most common symptom. I will replace the failed capacitors and get the monitor working again.
Building a Custom Computer – $140 Flat Fee –
If you need a new computer I can build one for you or recommend one that fits your needs and budget. I have been building computers for several years. I run a website and make videos that show how to build a computer. The site is www.homepcbuilder.com. That is my voice and hands in the videos. As a result of running this site and making the videos I am up to date on the latest in computer building. I can build you anything from a $400 computer to a several thousand dollar computer with all the bells and whistles. My fee is $140 for most builds. If you want water cooling or for me to overclock the CPU those fees are extra and negotiable.
Tutoring – $40 per hour –
I can teach you a wide variety of computer skills and will come to your home or place of business for lessons. Give me a call, tell me what you want to learn and I’ll tell you if I can help. If it is something I don’t know very well or not at all I won’t just take your money. I will tell you so and do my best to point you in the right direction.
Wireless Network Setup – $100 Flat fee –
This includes setting up and configuring your router to share Internet access with your computers and devices. Includes getting up to 4 computers and devices online. Additional devices are $10 each. I secure the network so your neighbors and people passing by in cars CAN NOT access your network and computers. I’ll enable file and printer sharing between all of your computers and devices and set up a VOIP telephone device (like Vonage) if you have one.
Website Design and Creation – $500 and up –
I have been making my own websites for my businesses and others for several years now. Another website of mine which I designed and built is www.homepcbuilder.com. I use WordPress for the software to run the sites. WordPress is a CMS or content management system. The key advantage of using WordPress is that there is no HTML coding required. This makes it easy for the average person to update the information, pictures, etc. on the website. You can find more information at www.WordPress.org. The fee of $500 is for a website like the one you are on now. It is a simple functional website. If you want a website more like the www.homepcbuilder.com site the cost would be $750 to $1000, depending on the complexity.
Forms of Payment I can accept cash, check and credit or debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) and PayPal.