CORONAVIRUS! What do do? what to be worried about???
FIRST – on a laptop you can clean off the screen and the keyboard. BUT be careful!
YOU DON’T WANT LIQUID ON KEYBOARD. BAD!
On screens, same deal. a wipe or a moist towelette. BUT for a laptop, open the screen up and then
WHAT TO USE? Well, normal screens you can use Windex. After all screens are covered by a thin layer of glass!
However, for Macbooks that have the coating (retina models) – the glass already has a coating and you can damage the
They say the virus can live on a surface (your phone or computer) for possibly several days. Cleaning both in the
One note (mentioned below) we can correct a lot of issues REMOTELY – meaning no need to bring it to us.
As long as you can get on the internet we can come visit you and see what we can do!
Since this has become a serious concern, we at TopTech are now disinfecting all computers before they return to the customer!
And if you have a problem and need it picked up, we can arrange a courier to come to your place so you don’t have to leave home!
CORONAVIRUS ONSITE CALL SPECIAL!
If you need an oncall visit, its usually $120 for first hour, $90 thereafter. For the time being we will drop the charge to $90 per hour
I have never seen anything like the widespread panic regarding Coronavirus. A few words by way of observation:
1) Remember the H1N1 (swine flu) from 2009? 30 million infected. 1000 died before a national emergency was declared! and no press hysteria! No end-times stockpiling. No fights in the aisles at costo!
2) THIS panic is unprecendeted. A police car outside our costco! Them out of big list of items!
Bailouts are only for the big folks. Airlines certainly! Sports stadiums – maybe? Live concerts? hardly. Your local bar or restaurant? very unlikely. Casinos and cruise lines? NO WAY!
But think for a minute. I dont visit casinos much. If at all. But they EMPLOY TONS OF WORKERS. And those workers – as well as the cruiseline crews – where do THEY apply for a bailout??? When millions are suddently laid off over the next few weeks, who will care anything about them??
When will the virus burn itself out? Weeks? Months? no one can say. If 1000 die I’ll be surprised and saddened. But our society will be changed forever by this. I’m pretty old and I’ve NEVER seen anything like the panic!
We have just been building some systems for employees who – suddenly – are told they need to work from home!
One customer called us after telling HIS boss that of COURSE his home system had 2 screens and met certain specifications!
Then he called US and said he needed it TODAY!
We can put together a wide range of systems for folks, Just let us know. Or we can upgrade and update your existing home system to make sure the answer to your boss’s question is YES!
And some super strange PC problems this week! One had thunderbird (email client) redownloading ALL messages even when told
A lady brought her Toshiba external drive that had failed would not spin up – and we were able to fix it by replacing a little chip
And we resurrected several macbooks with BAD liquid spills! We have all the equipment to ultrasoncally clean them, and to remove and
WANT TO COME AND INTERN AT TOPTECH?
We have been considering for a while seeking a young person or two (or maybe not so young) to
come and help out at TopTech! We cant afford much in the way of pay (at least not at the moment) but
You want to trade your time for gaining computer expertise come talk to me!
Learn soldering skills – computer repair – software issues – server setup and configuration!
Maybe we can reach a deal!
REMOTE SUPPORT AT TOPTECH!
Particularly in the Coronavirus days – we CAN do a LOT of things remotely from our shop!
Go to www.theeldestgeek.com/support – and download the Remote Support technician.
Run it and put in your name and call us and we can come take over your system remotely
Now of course, if you cannot get online — we cant visit 🙂
antiques (a bit) and gold and silver (QUITE a bit!) I’m an official Precious Metals Dealer – and I can
assess and help you find homes for any unwanted items of this kind! Give me a call and I’ll be
delighted to answer any questions. I give quite a bit more than pawn shops or jewelers! Email me
And from our website? our Official List – all with 6 month warranty, and prices are negotiable 🙂
$800 – Macbook Pro 2014 13in retina. 3ghz i7 16gb 256gb MAX!
SOLD – Macbook Pro 2017 13in TB 16gb 3.5g i7 512gb MAX!
$2700 – Macbook pro 2018 15in **i9** 32gb of ram!! YES an i-NINE not i7!!
*** STILL UNDER APPLECARE PLUS till 2021. WILL TRANSFER OWNERSHIP!
CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL – $2500 for the i9 and 2000 for the i7 macbooks above!
$100 – HP EliteBook 8540p – i5-520M 2.4GHz$450 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – i5 4th gen, 256gb SSD 8gb ram Win10