LIQUID DAMAGE REPAIR
TRUSTED TO DELIVER
LIQUID DAMAGE FOR PCS AND MACS
Process of Repair:
Here at PCR, we have a very thorough process when repairing your liquid damaged laptop. After our initial inspection, we determine if your system is worth fixing, or simply replacing the damaged components. Often, we find some parts are cheaper to replace than to repair. Once we determine that it’s worth repairing, we provide you with a flat-fee for repairing your logic board, motherboard, system board or brains of the computer. Your system is carefully taken apart, cleaned and the damaged components replaced. After all the damage is taken care of, we then test all major components of your system and stress test your computer. When everything checks out, we wrap it up with a bow.
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I had a dead laptop, and Pleasanton Computer Repair's proximity and his reviews helped me choose them for help. The quotes up front were simple, and they were pleasant and professional to deal with. For Covid safety, they require appointments to ensure one customer at a time. The one drawback was that they could not identify the problem with the tools available there and would need to send it to a lab in San Jose at additional cost. The tech was able to assure me the hard drive was not damaged, however, so I was able to transfer files myself by moving the drive to a case and connecting it as an external drive.
Working with Pleasanton Computer Repair was great! I took my work laptop in with a partially cracked screen. Roughly 1/2 of the screen was still visible/useable when I dropped it off. The replacement screen seems to work perfectly.
Karla, Gabe, and Ryan were all friendly, professional, and provided 5-star service. Once they had the replacement screen in stock*, I feel like they made a great effort to keep their turnaround time as fast as possible and I only had to take a couple hours off work while they did the repairs (dropped off at 5PM Tues, picked up at 9:30AM the next day). Lastly, I find the online ticket system they use clean and helpful. If I have computer issues in the future, this shop will be my go-to.
*Note: This is NOT a complaint, but I do see one (1) small opportunity for improvement in hindsight: I wish they had made more of an effort to confirm beforehand what model of replacement screen was needed for my laptop so they could check if they had the replacement screen in stock. During the quote process and before I dropped the laptop off the first time, I was advised that they would have to physically take the laptop apart to confirm what model of replacement screen was needed and therefore confirm if they had the replacement part in-stock or would need to order it. "Ok, no biggie. If that's how it is, that's how it is," I thought. However, after dropping it off, I was advised that since the laptop screen was not fully cracked through, they could confirm the screen model without taking it apart by logging into the laptop to confirm the resolution info.
I gave them my login info, they checked, and it turned out that they didn't have the required replacement screen in stock and had to order it. This wasn't a big deal, but required me to make a couple extra trips to their shop (extra drop off, extra pick-up) so I could use my laptop while the replacement part was on order. I feel like the two extra trips could have been avoided by asking me to log in from home and confirm the resolution info they needed in advance. With presumably varying degrees of tech-savviness among their customers, it may be they don't normally ask us to do that kind of stuff, but saving the extra trips would have been a nice touch. Again, this isn't a complaint or even enough to knock this down to a 4-star review, just some possible room for improvement, in my opinion.
Pleasanton Computer saved me the price of a new computer which I greatly appreciated. They installed a new processor which made my computer better than it ever has and their service was fast and friendly. They are a go to computer shop.
- Jeff M.