Services

TopTech Computer Repair and The Eldest Geek specialize in ANY problem ANY computer – Doesn’t Matter!

Our services include:

  • Liquid Spill Repair (component replacement with microsoldering, not just swapping boards!
  • Broken Screens
  • Forgotton Passwords
  • EFI Locks
  • HDD/SSD Upgrades
  • Virus Removal (yes on Macs)
  • GPU Bypass on 2011 Models!

And generally

  • Hard Drive Backup/Clone
  • RAM, CPU, and GPU Upgrades
  • Cleaning/dusting of system (including new thermal paste)
  • Wifi/Ethernet card diagnostics & replacement
  • Custom desktop assembly
  • Trackpad & palmrest replacement
  • Internal battery replacement/upgrade
  • CMOS battery replacement
  • General slowness/locking up
  • Consultation in regards to staying safe online & maintenance
  • General inquiries (which we can often resolve via phone or email)
  • Remote Support (to get started, visit our Remote Support page)

Software and Website Development

  • Website upgrades, development and consulting!  We’ve done over 700 website anywhere from $100 to $150,000!
  • Software development – including Apps!  I’ve been a programmer over 50 years! Click HERE to look at some of our websites!

Expert Data Recovery Service in Northern Virginia

We offer a variety of recovery options including situations where data has been lost or compromised via accidental format, OS corruption, file system deletion, liquid damage or other damage. Whether hard disk or memory chip, your valuable pictures, documents and email are often not gone forever (unless overwritten). Hire us to expertly and safely recover your data. We recover from the following devices and formats:

  • Dell, Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, Apple & All Makes & Model of Laptop, Netbook, Notebook, and Desktop
  • 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA & IDE, Internal & External Hard Drives, SSDs Included
  • Mac HFS+, Windows NTFS, and FAT/FAT32 Partitions, or the dreaded “0 bytes used/0 bytes free” RAW glitch
  • USB 2.0/3.0/C Flash/Jump Drives – Micro-soldering often necessary
  • ZIP Disks & Floppy Diskettes
  • CompactFlash, SD, MiniSD, MicroSD, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia, & Sony Memory Sticks
  • Android Phones (Galaxy S6, S7, S8, S9), Blackberry & PDA, Apple iPad & iPhone, Amazon Fire Tablet Series, Samsung Note Series

Broken Laptop Hinge Repair Screen Replacement and and DC jack repair

Over time you may notice your display assembly or screen start to separate from the bottom of your laptop. With prolonged use, this issue can worsen, often causing both sides to become loose or even completely come apart from the rest of your notebook computer. Cables can become crimped and even severed if this problem is not resolved. “Hinge replacement” also encomposses replacing the top back cover of your laptop, as well as the bottom housing – depending on the severity of your hinge-related issue, we may need to replace multiple components. Also, your DC plugin jack may become loose or appear broken and require replacement. And if your screen is cracked or broken, it will need replacement as well!

This, like all of our repairs, come with a full six month warranty, and we offer a free diagnostic and estimate before starting any work on your
computer.

Laptop & MacBook Keyboard Replacement

Whether your laptop had an unfortunate liquid incident, is missing keys, or for whatever reason it just isn’t working like it used to – we are the place to bring it. We’ve replaced hundreds of keyboards over the years for HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Apple, and many notebook computer manufacturers. During our diagnostic process, we ensure that it is in fact your keyboard that’s to blame and not a loose or failing data cable or motherboard; and if it is one of those things, we can still make a successful repair.

If you live in the Northern Virginia area and need your notebook keyboard replaced, bring it on down to us for a free estimate.

Virus & Malware Removal Services

Got a bug in your system? Most companies, especially big box stores, can only wipe your system and back up data leaving you to waste time and money reinstalling and updating your software and peripherals. With our cutting edge tools and years of experience, any infestation from minor adware to the most deeply seated rootkits are removed; and we install protection and monitoring to prevent future attacks. We  always offer free estimates on any cleaning or protection setup and guarantee our work, in addition to giving you a full system checkup and warning you of any potential issues down the road. Whether you’ve been hit with scary ransomware or annoying popups, trust us to get you back up and running properly.

Residential Visits/Housecalls.

If you are unable to bring your computer to us, or simply prefer to have your computer serviced in your own home, we can accommodate for certain, non-hardware related issues, including printer and networking issues. We can perform tune-ups, basic troubleshooting, consultations, and more IT service in the comfort of your home. In certain instances where all issues cannot be resolved in-home, we recommend us taking your system back to our main office for further diagnostics and repair.  There is much we can do remotely as well to take care of your computer problems!

PC & Apple Password Removal

We all forget passwords. Don’t let that stop you from using your computer! We remove a variety of password types, including but not limited to BIOS, EFI, Windows, and Apple’s Mac OSX – for Dell, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Laptops & Desktops! And as long as your files aren’t encrypted, they will be fully intact after the forgotten password has been removed.
Pricing is dependent on the type of password we’re removing.

Tune-Up & PC Speed Increase Services

It seems to be a fact of life: over time, computers slow down.

This phenomena is caused by a number of factors, including excessive
temp files, too many programs/services on startup, a full hard drive,
and adware and virus infestations. We
assess each and every system that comes in to determine the best course
of action. When you get your computer back from us, it is often as fast
or faster than it was when you purchased it new… especially if you upgrade to a solid state drive.

Bring your old, slow PC or Mac by for a free diagnostic and let’s make your old computer run like it should.

 

If you still can’t find your specific repair issue, contact us with the details and there’s a good chance we can help you out!
Fill out the query form below!

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Website Development

SOFTWAREWe have developed over 700 websites – from $100 to $150,000!

AND – I know what makes them work!

And we have our own servers to host sites!
Drop by and tell me what you need and we will see what we can do to help you!
And – I’ve been a programmer for over 40 years as well! I have always specialized in putting intelligence BEHIND the website!

Check out our website portfolio page by clicking  HERE

Data Recovery and Backup

RECOVERY
Have critical data that is at risk? We can do data recovery with about a 95% chance of success.

We can recover much here without having to send the drive out, but in the event it needs clean room service, there is no place locally that has a clean room! (and I spent 6 months looking!)
Clean room service is usually $800 to $1000 and we ask for a $400 fully refundable deposit upfront. Our deal is – no data – NO CHARGE.  (others will charge you $395 and then tell you they cant recover anything!).

Virus Removal

FBIWe can remove ANY virus including the nasty Ransomware ones! And we almost NEVER have to ‘wipe and reload’ which is what most others in the area do routinely – because they dont really know how to CURE the problems!

We buy Broken Computer – and also Silver & Gold!

Bring your broken, dead, dying laptop down and if its worth ANYTHING we will buy it from you!

We also buy other electronics and well take a look at most anything!

And since we are inside the Mt Vernon Antique Center – we also have part of our shop for our Strange Things department!
Come have a look!

And if you have any gold or silver to sell – or old coins – we buy for more than the pawnshops and jewelry stores!

Phone and Ipad Repair

We can handle most Phone Repairs – and again we do FREE ESTIMATES

Macs our Specialty. Liquid Spills – EFI Passwords – we do it all!

We have been fixing Macs for well over 25 years! And it does not matter what happened! We do COMPONENT LEVEL repair on liquid spills and almost always fix the board without having to replace it. And did I mention we are FAR CHEAPER than the Apple Store?

ANY Computer ANY Problem – it does not matter!

BUYWe have been fixing computers for

Good used computers! with a 6 month warranty

We sell lots of used computers all with a 6 month warranty!

From a recent ADOPTION CORNER:

DB PCS

LENOVO 17in MOBILE WORKSTATION P73 i7 9th gen! 16gb. 256gbSSD + 2TB SSD! GREAT!!
SOLD –HP Zbook 14u G6 1.6 Ghz i5 16Gb/256gb.
SOLD – Surface Pro 7 -2019 1.5 i5 8gb/256gb SOLD
SOLD – Surface Pro 5 LTE (cellular modem) i5 8gb/256gb. SOLD
Surface Pro 5 i5 8g/256gb.
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 85F – 2018 2.2 i7 32gb/1TB/512SSD Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070
HP Omen 2.6ghz 12gb 1TB/512SSD Geforce RTX
Sager 2.6 i7 16gb/1TB/500gbSSD GTX 1650
Dell XPS 2.3 i7 4gb/128gbSSD Geforce GTX 960M
Lenovo Thinkpad P52 2.7 Xeon 40gb ram 500gb SSD Quadro P2000 GPU
Dell Latitude E5450 2.3hz i5 8gb/500gb HDD Geforce 830M
MSI Titan MS-17A1 2.9 i7 16gb 1TBHD GTX 1080 GPU
Clevo Origin 4.2ghz i7 48gb ram 500gb SSD GTX 1060 GPU
Dell Inspiron 5759 2.5 i7 8gb/1TB SSD Radeon R5 M335
HP Pavilion Wave 600-a014 Desktop 3.2 i3 8gb/1TBHD

CDB MacBooks

>>>16″ Macbook Pro 2019 A2141 i7 2.6 6-core 16gb 500gb SSD. SIXTEEN INCH1
15″ Macbook Pro 2018 A1707 6 core i7 2.2ghz 500gb SSD NICE
15” MacBook Pro 2016 A1707 EMC 3072 2.6gb i7 16gb 500gb SSD Big Sur
15” MacBook Pro 2018 – Needs new battery 2.6Ghz 6-Core Intel Core i7 16gb/500gb SSD A1707 E3072
15″ Macbook Pro 2019 i7 1TB SSD! NICE!!
13” MacBook Pro Retina 2019 1.4 i5/8gb/128gb SSD Catalina A2159
13” Macbook Pro 2017 A1708 EMC 3164– Crack in plastic at bottom of screen 2.3Ghz i5 8gb/256gb SSD Mojave
13” MacBook Air 2012 1.8Ghz Intel Core i5/4gb 256gb SSD A1466
13” MacBook Air 2013 1.3 i5 4gb/128gb A1466 EMC 2632
13” MacBook Air 2017 1.8 i5 8gb/128gb/A1466 EM 3178
13” MacBook Air 2017 1.8Ghz Intel Core i5 8gb/500gb
11” MacBook Air 2015 1.6 i5 4gb/128gb A1465 EMC 2924
13” MacBook Air 2020 – 3.2Ghz 8 Core M1 8GB 256gb SSD A2337 EMC 3598

Linux Systems & Servers

Need a good server? Or a linux system?  We can help!

Been building servers for almost 30 yeares!