CompuTechs+ is a Chicago, IL based computer & apple repair, mac repair,web design, and SEO company. Our certified technicians and web pros have been in business since 1997, and have repaired thousands of computers. Every technician carries a 4-year state college degree in computer science or similar respective field.
What do we charge?
That's easy. $199.99 for Apple laptops and $169.99 for PC computers. That includes all labor needed to complete the repair, free pickup and dropoff, but does not include the cost of parts. If you decide not to move forward with the repair, the cost is only $69.99 (Diagnostic Charge). Don't live in Chicago? No problem. Contact us to arrange to ship your Apple or PC to us (our shipping is cheap!).
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CompuTechs+ is now an authorized ToughGlass installation and repair service center for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro (for 13″ or 13.3″, 15″ or 15.4″, and 17″) laptops that have a cracked or broken screen. ToughGlass is the industry leader for glass replacements, and we are happy to be working with them to repair all of our Apple Macbook and Macbook Pro glass repairs. CompuTechs+ apple repair offers mail-in service or if you are located in Chicago, you can drop your computer off with us for same-day service.
What do we charge? For 13″ Macbook or Macbook Pro laptops, we charge $129.99 – For 15″ Macbook Pro apple laptops, we charge $149.99 – For 17″ Macbook Pro glass repair, we charge $179.99. If you need us to ship the laptop back to you, we charge $24 for return shipping. If you plan on shipping a laptop to us, please contact us so that we can provide the correct address & our recommended packing instructions.
Just want a piece of glass? No problem. We charge $48.99 (shipping included) for 13″ Macbook and Macbook Pro glass pieces & $58.99 (shipping included) for 15″ Macbook Pro glass pieces. You can buy the pieces right here (SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN ALL PRICES):
Spill liquid or water on your apple or pc laptop? Not a problem. One of our techs, Jim, has developed a 3-step process that gives CompuTechs+ a 95% laptop repair success rate for laptops. The process takes just a few hours to complete, and we’ve been blown away by its success. Best part is that if you do have liquid damage on your mac laptop, just mention this post & if the repair is not successful you will get a discounted diagnostic rate from $69.99 down to $39.99 – We’re that confident with our process. If successful, then the rate is our current $199.99 flat-repair-rate.
What to do if you spill on your laptop: Turn the laptop off immediately, unplug it, remove battery (if possible), and shake out any excess liquid. After that, place rice in a tub, and place a single layer of paper towels on the rice, and place the laptop upside down on the paper towels. Leave for 2-7 days, depending on the amount of liquid spilled on the machine. We do not recommend attempting to turn the laptop on, mainly because there could be excess liquid still remaining inside the laptop. Better safe than sorry, but if you have a $1500+ laptop, our flat-repair rate is well worth the cost.
What kind of liquids are the worst? We’ve found that although smelly & sticky, that anything other than water seems to have the least amount of damage on the machine. That being said, water is probably the worst – in the 5% (unsuccessful liquid damage repairs), they were almost all water based spills.
We’ve had an influx of ‘parent control’ questions here at CompuTechs+, specifically for the mac, but to be honest the best form of parental control works seamlessly with the PC or laptop as well. Here at CompuTechs+, we have a few techs with kids, and we all employ the same system of protection for our little ones: DNS (Domain Name System) control. This also protects your computer from viruses, malware, and spyware. How and Why?
We employ DNS control because it prevents the ‘bad content’ from being accessible in the first place (think of it as a firewall, before a firewall is needed) – Here at CompuTechs+, we don’t sell software, and in fact, we don’t use traditional firewalls at all; If you are protected properly, there is no need for a time wasting, obtrusive firewall. If the website displays adult images, obscene language, or anything else that is offensive and/or undesirable, we can filter it. The best part? If you have a personal laptop/computer, that one machine can remain unfiltered, so that you can enjoy the web as you see fit while protecting your children from what you find offensive. Every computer on your home wireless network can be protected from this content, or you can choose individually which machines can access which content. For example, you can still access your favorite discussion forum (which may include adult language), while your children cannot simply stumble upon it.
Our DNS controls package is $159.99 (a one-time price via remote assistance, and $249.99 if we have to come to your home, which is rare), includes a custom DNS setup, free remote setup, a custom DNS package of your own, faster website load times, and protection against: Malware, Spyware, Viruses, windows 7 2012 Antivirus (one of the most notorious new viruses), pornography, gore, offensive language, tracking cookies, and much, much more – The small piece of DNS software installed on your machine will always remain in tact, even if your ISP changes your IP address – And, if you opt for all-out DNS control, the DNS addresses will be hard-coded into your router so you will be protected at all times even if you move/change ISPs.
REALLY worried about what your kids might be doing online? We also offer keylogging software installation (records all keystrokes, clicks, websites, emails, etc. performed on any given computer, and emails them to a private email account). Here at CompuTechs+ of Chicago, we would like to express that we do not recommend this, as everyone deserves their own privacy – We only recommend this if you are deeply worried about what is going on behind the keyboard your children are using, and want to say that although it is your right, since you do own that computer, that keylogging software is extremely evasive, and should only be utilized in the most extreme conditions. Most many instances of children/kids looking/saying bad things on the internet is merely a stage of ‘growing up’. Studies have shown that kids that do not ‘get hurt’ growing up (due to parents watching over their kids too closely), perform more poorly later in their lives. Enough about our PSA. Keylogging prices vary depending on circumstances – Please contact us for pricing.
This is sort of a strange concept, but please just listen.
We repair & perform data recovery on USB flash drives all the time at CompuTechs+ of Chicago – We kind of cringe when we see these promotional drives & here is why: They are hard to find duplicates of the flash drives. Why does a duplicate help? Simply, it is a cheap option to find an identical, mass-made drive by a manufacturer. When you get promotional drives, there is no name-brand on the drive. Sure, the board of the drive has a name on it (most of the time), but the simple fact is that they are harder to come by.
So, if you do value the data that is on your USB flash drive or thumb drive, don’t use the one given to you by a friend or place of work. Buy a major-brand USB flash drive – The more popular, the better. Amazon and NewEgg.com are two good places to buy a flash drive, and find out which are the most popular drives.
Finally, avoid the ‘tiny’ flash drives unless you must have the convenience, and also avoid ‘wafer’ style drives (where the USB end that you stick into your computers USB slot) – If it’s not a typical metal USB end, you don’t want it. I hope this helps explain why certain USB flash drives should be avoided, comment if this helped you.