[TriLUG] OT: local laptop repair recommendation

Brian Bell bbell at kneecap.net
Fri Jul 7 23:34:52 EDT 2006

I want to second that reccomendation - I was very impressed with their 
service on my Thinkpad A20M (slightly older model).  I also dealt with 
Len and was very pleased with the quality of work and the prices.  Would 
definitely go back.

Ditto on the "hole-in-wall" status, but you must overlook it!!!


Christopher L Merrill wrote:

> I wanted to relate my last two experiences with a local shop - both
> positive.
> The store is "Absolute Computers" - http://absoluteraleigh.com/ - in 
> Cary.
> I should preface this with a caveat - my Thinkpad is critical for
> doing my job.  If it is not working, then I'm not working - which
> is a direct hit to the bottom line for our small company.  So while
> I don't want to throw away money, I need this thing working all the
> time.  I use it 10 or more hours a day and a good amount on weekends.
> A month or two ago, my Thinkpad T30 suddenly only had 512M memory - it
> previously had 1G.  After a quick google, I called up "Len" at Absolute
> and he identified the problem quickly (apparently T30s are known to
> have problems with the front slot. Even though many of the online
> sites claim the T30 can only handle 512M modules, he assured me that
> it could handle a 1G module - allowing me to stay at 1G RAM using
> only 1 module.  He even traded me a 1G module for my 2 512M modules
> for a small fee on the spot.
> Yesterday, the display died.  Worked fine with an external monitor.
> I called him up, he said to stop by and he'd check it out immediately.
> In less time than it took me to have lunch, he diagnosed the problem
> and had it ready by the time I could get back to the shop.  $250
> installed for a replacement LCD screen - all done in about an hour.
> BTW, they seem to specialize in laptops.
> I should warn you though, their shop is a hole-in-the-wall.  The first
> time I walked in I thought "I don't think I want to leave my precious
> Thinkpad _here_".  The shop is not impressive, but the service is.
> Chris

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