ANSWERS: 49
  • I do my own repairs, I work in a repair shop, I know what really goes on.
  • I try to find out the problem by myself as far as possible.only if it is out of my hands do i take it to the repair shop.
  • After 2 days one time I had to call in help...LOL they solved the problem in about 10 minutes
  • if i cant do it or no one i know can do it then it goes to the shop
  • My friend does it for me.
  • My hubby is a wiz on computers, he builds all of ours from the ground up. So he also does all the programming and repairs. He also helps out my family when in need. Good to know someone who knows what there doing, saves you money that way!
  • My hubby is a computer engineer, so I just wait for him to get home from work. He is so cool.
  • For about 70% of problems, I do my own troubleshooting.
  • I work in the field so I've never been "to the shop". I've worked in a place that had a repair facility and like most every other repair place (auto repair included), people liked to swap out parts when it wasn't always needed or do system restores to solve every single problem. I'm sure some places are great but if you know what you are doing or don't mind screwing up and have a desire to learn then you are probably better off doing your own repairs.
  • I'm Mr. Fixit as long as I got the parts. I really should by a laptop as a backup though.
  • I fix it myself. My Dad taught me well. :)
  • Neither. I am an advocate of 'do nothing and maybe it will fix itself.' You'd be surprized how much it works!
  • I do it myself. I'm afraid I just don't trust a lot of the so called "repair" shops to do a good job at a decent price. Apart from which, my machine is my livelihood so I can't afford to have it go missing for days on end. I have backup machines but it's never the same working on those.
  • I'm a technologist, so I troubleshoot it myself. I even teach courses so that others can learn how to do that themselves.
  • I wish I could do it myself but I just dont have a clue...I can just about log on!!!!!
  • I do everything myself.
  • I have a friend of mine do all of the troubleshooting for me.
  • I used to be too scared to open up the computer, but i have no problems trying to sort it out myself now. I once took it to PC world, and got fixed up good, but recently their service has gone shit, so I ask my old uni friends if i have problems now.
  • I build and repair my own
  • I know just enough about computers to be able to screw it up really bad !! I get it worked on ;-)
  • my own generally, I got a book from the librairy! Also if it to complicated i call dell!
  • Definitely do my own troubleshooting and repairs. One because I've done it for years and know what I'm doing, two it's my computer and I need it to be "just right", three local shops and services like Geek Squad overcharge ridiculously (and may not know what they're doing as well as I do, if I do say so myself).
  • make and repair my own tis the only way that way you know whats being done with it and if the problem happens again you know what to do instead of having to take it back to the shop
  • I READ A LOT. AND WILL ALLWAYS ATTEMPT MY OWN. I BOUGHT A SHOCH BRACELET HAVE CLEAN WHITE LIGHT GLOVES. IM VERY ISOLATED HERE. ITS NOT LIKE ST,PETERSBURG FLA. I HOPE TO BE GOING BACK SOON DONT REALLY TRUST MY EX. EVEN AFTER 10 YRS.
  • I usually say "DADDY!" He is very good with computers.
  • I fix, build, upgrade my own, more fun that way :D
  • Ha ha I suck with computers. I'm not half bad with programs and the like, I can manage good enough...but if something is really broken or there's a messup in the system, I can...shake fists and have a fit, that's about it. Either my boyfriend fixes it, or I bring it to a repair shop if it's too complicated for him, the man there really knows his stuff. My computer is like this friggin' tank, and I've had it forever, thanks to him.
  • I do what I can as long as I don't void the warranty. I could go on a chat with the online to seek help. I have sometimes found the solution myself in cases where the hotline could not help.
  • I can try to fix it, and if I can't do it, my dad probably can.
  • I either troubleshoot it myself or intimidate it into self-repairing. I have NEVER brought a computer to a shop, nor do I ever plan to.
  • I built my own computer. I troubleshoot and repair my own computer. I've been paid to troubleshoot other people's computers before. I have, however, at the moment, a problem that almost has me stumped. My next step, when I get around to it, is to run a base memory test to see if one of my memory cards is dying or something. Still, I don't plan to take it into a shop! If I can't figure it out, they won't be able to either.
  • I fix it myself.
  • when i have software problems i try and fix it myself. or i ask around for help. if hardware is acting up i take it to the shop. its hard to find a good shop. i have a bug in my system now. it has locked up the msn browser. i am using firefox instead until i figuire out the answer.
  • I try to fix it myself first. This saves me time and a lot of money. If I don't know how, I will research and also call computer repair centers and ask little questions, jot down their answers, then call another, ask different questions, and jot down their answers. I will do this until my questions have completed my desired task; then I will put all the answers together, and from there, I will learn and fix my computer problem myself.
  • I wish. No, I call the service people of the cable company and see if they can help..a couple of months ago I spent 5 hours on the phone to the Philippines..3 hours with the Verizon people who finally said it was beyond their help and two hours with the Microsoft people..got it fixed, no problemo! :) If they can't help, we call "Geek Squad"..I'm going to be 71 and Jim is going to be 73 and we don't have a fancy dancy laptop computer..we have the keyboard, monitor and separate hard drive..let the young 'uns handle it..that's what they go to school for, don't they? :)
  • i build my onw so i would repair my self geek squad can make up to 5000% profit on repairs and parts really. I can build a windows pc for about $350 the exact same system dell sell for $1300-1600
  • My computer has just died, and although i know very little about computers, i still try and run a quick diagnostic, via F12. If you go to a shop for repairs telling them something, they are less likely to think you know absolutely nothing and stich you up for lots of money!!
  • I do my own troubleshooting and upgrading.
  • I do my own, one time iTunes was flooding my computer with an infinite amount of files and I hunted down the file that was causing it and got rid of it, hasn't acted up yet.
  • I built my own computer, when something wrong happens.. try troubleshooting it When you cannot even start the computer anymore, then you should send it for repair
  • I always fix it myself or rebuild it.
  • I call myself on the phone, and take it into my own shop, and throw parts at it until it either works, or coughs up blood. Someday I will get sick of computers and then I will be FREE!
  • I have always done it myself! I just recently took a course for PC troubleshooting! It was interesting and I learned several concepts I didn't know before. I recommend it highly!
  • I've never taken a PC to a shop. I try to get troubles worked out. If I can't I talk to people and read. If that doesn't work, I'm going to Newegg.
  • I haven't seen the inside of a computer shop in years. I buy all my components on-line now!
  • I do my own troubleshooting to resolve issues or ask a help to my brother who is more knowledgeable in fixing errors with our computer, why do you have to waste money if you can do it in your own..
  • i try to fix it on my own...and it i cant take it down to a shop u trust.
  • I just get a gun and shoot it then go get another computer. :) So, yes i do my own troubleshooting.
  • i just call iyogi technical staff..there are best technical staff in the world.

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