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Geek Squad crap

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by orion1, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. orion1

    orion1 Thread Starter

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    I took in my laptop to a local Best Buy because they had $20 fees to clean the dust bunnies. But they couldnt/wouldnt open up a laptop. Then I took them 30 miles to a Geek Squad store. They said it would take about a week and cost $199. I said no. I'm going to look for a local shop. If you wont open a laptop, then you're not too experienced. And if you charge 10 times more for a laptop than for a pc, you're also not good. Good thing because I did some research online, and found out what a fraud GS is.
     
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    Not sure where to find it but there was at least one other thread about similar experiences as i recall
     
  3. InfernoReaper

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    yeah it was a couple weeks ago

    i saw a blind guy working at a geek squad at my best buy (i know he was cuz he had a guide dog)
    *very confusing to InfernoReaper*

    i had almost no experience with laptops when i worked on the first one but i still fixed it (took it almost completely apart to find out everything was connected right *it was a bad hdd*)

    funny story at geek squad/best buy:

    I was waiting for someone to talk to me about a tv i think and saw and old lady having her computer looked at and taking so long people were lined up at least 15 feet back
    i think if i was in that line i would have ripped out a stick of RAM, pull her hair net back (practically snapping her neck), and stabbed her with 256k of silicon *insert crazy evil laugh here*
     
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    Just on the flip side. I don't think I have seen 1 dusty laptop in all my days disassembling them. Most I have seen is the small fan partially having a little on it but in all most of the laptops are so sealed up you don't get much dust intrusion.
     
  6. InfernoReaper

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    i know it weird i would think companies would make em spaced apart for the cleaners to get more business
     
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    It's my heatsink
     
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