Holiday Deals From Our Family To Yours

Computer Repair in Tyler Wishes Everyone Across East Texas a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Holiday Season this Year.

Holiday Deals at Computer Repair in Tyler

Right now, we are offering several holiday deals on many of our computer repair and IT support services. We know most of you are probably thinking about buying new things for you and your loved ones this time of year, but just in case you find yourself in a technologically unfortunate situation between now and Christmas, we are here to get that not-so-new something up and running again. Everyone wants and needs their computers to function properly at all times, especially during the holiday season when many of you will be sharing holiday photos with your friends and family, traveling to other destinations, and shopping online.  We want to help you not break the bank should a less than desirable situation arise, because everyone needs to save some coin wherever possible when it comes time for Christmas shopping.

Our Special Holiday Deals Include:

Fill Out Our Convenient Online Contact Form to Get Your Special Holiday Deals & Repair Started!

We respond to all online requests quickly and efficiently. Or, simply drop by our storefront location on South Beckham Avenue in midtown - right down the street from Trinity Mother Frances and ETMC. We have expert technicians on-site available to assist you in person. We can also come to you if that's what is needed, and we even have the ability to do remote support in certain instances!

Happy Holidays From All of Us at Computer Repair in Tyler, May the Season Bring Joy to Your Hearts!

 

 

 


Is My Old Computer Worth Repairing or Fixing?

See This Old Computer?

It's a 14 Year Old iMac G4.

A customer brought this old computer in for us to recover his data from the hard drive. Since we work on out-of-warranty Apple machines, we were able to help him with his problem. The computer was completely dead, but we were able to retrieve all of the data from the hard drive so that he could easily transfer the data to his new machine.

You may be asking yourself, "how do I know if my old computer is worth repairing or fixing?". There are several things to consider:

  • Q: How old is your computer and how is it configured?
  • A: You probably already know how old your computer is, but we can take a look at it and determine the configuration and scope of the repair.
  • Q: How much are new computers selling for?
  • A: We can let you know how much a repair would be for your old computer, and offer to find costs for new computers so that you can have options. Many times, we do the leg work and find new computers for customers.
  • Q: How much is the diagnostic or repair cost?
  • A: We will throw our diagnostic fee out the window if you decide to let us do the work.
  • Q: How long will the repair take?
  • A: We have very fast turnover on most computer repairs. Many times, our customers are surprised how quickly we are able to get their computer back to them or find a new one.
  • Q: How soon do I need my old computer running?
  • A: We would imagine you need it soon, and that is why we are so punctual.
  • Q: How soon do I need a new computer if my old computer is unrepairable?
  • A: Again, we know having a working computer is paramount to almost everyone - we can help you find exactly what you want affordably and quickly.

At Computer Repair in Tyler, we can take a look at ANY machine, new or old, and offer solutions and recommendations for what you should do next. Most people replace or upgrade computers every 3-5 years on average. If your computer is older than that, then it may not have the most current hardware features to make repairing worth while. If your computer is running old versions of Windows or macOS, then Microsoft and Apple may have possibly stopped supporting those versions. Currently, Windows XP is no longer supported and extended support for Windows Vista will end on April 11, 2017. Additionally, Apple's only supported versions of macOS are OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra, which was just released a couple of months ago this year. If you are running unsupported operating systems on your old computer, and it can be upgraded to a current version, your system's performance may benefit from an upgraded operating system. In that case, you should bring it into us for the upgrade.

If you are wondering what you should do with that old computer at your home or office, give us a call at (903)858-4383. Additionally, you can fill out our contact form to start your information gathering process. We respond to all requests very quickly! If you just want to stop by, we are open from 8:00 - 6:00 every weekday, and we are centrally located in Tyler on South Beckham close to the hospitals.

 


October Deal of the Month

Halloween Costume Contest

During the month of October, Computer Repair in Tyler is offering a fun and festive way to save some money on our computer repair services - and a way for you to win an extra $100 by participating in our Halloween Costume Contest! To participate and have a chance to win, simply come in wearing your Halloween costume when you drop your computer off. You will get 10% off of any hourly services, including virus removal, hard drive replacement and data recovery, and software and operating system upgrades just to name a few. If you have kids, get them in their costume too when you stop in. In addition to the discount, we will take a picture of you and share it on our Facebook page. Whichever picture receives the most Likes at the end of the month will win a $100 Visa Gift Card that you can use anywhere. You will up your chances of winning by sharing with your friends and family and getting them to like your picture. Second place will also receive a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Click the following links to see more about the services you can save on this month:

We are located at 1331 S. Beckham Avenue in Tyler, just down the street from ETMC and Trinity Mother Frances hospitals. If you'd like to call in advance, the number is (903)858-4383. You can also get your computer repair service started by filling out our contact form, which you can access by clicking here. We will answer your request quickly!

Save yourself some time and money by bringing your tech issues to us - our expert technicians do the highest quality of work with a quick turnaround. Help us make the Halloween Costume Contest fun and win yourself some extra money too! We are looking forward to seeing all the costumes this month!

 


September Deal of the Month

For the month of September, Computer Repair in Tyler is offering all students a 10% discount on all of our hourly services. We all know getting ready to go back to school can be a hassle. Thankfully we are offering back to school specials for all of our local students. If you have noticed that your laptop or desktop is not performing up to par we can help you. Our location off of South Beckham Drive in Tyler is easily accessible from both the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. To take advantage of our Back to School Specials, simply visit our store with your valid student ID and we will honor the back to school specials on all of our hourly services. Some of our most popular services include virus/spyware/malware removal, data recovery, hard drive upgrades/replacements, full system reinstalls and software/operating system upgrades.


We also fix cracked laptop screens at a flat rate of $59.95 + parts (non-touchscreen devices) and $69.95 + parts (touchscreen devices).

  • Computer Repair in Tyler offers these services on out-of-warranty Apple machines in addition to all Windows/PC machines

If you would like more information, or are unsure of what your particular problem might be, you can contact us in advance by calling (903)858-4383. Additionally, you can click here to fill out our contact form and we will respond to your request promptly. Being a student, it is likely that you use social media as one of your primary forms of communication - we've got you covered there too:


Active Military, Veteran, and First Responder Discount

At Computer Repair in Tyler, we are proud to support those who support us. To show our support, we offer a 10% discount off our normal labor rates for active military personnel, veterans, and local first responders. This discount applies to all our hourly work and includes:

- Computer Repair
- Custom Built Computers
- Virus Removal
- Software Upgrades
- Data Recovery
- Network Setup

To get this discount, just just come to our South Beckham location with official ID showing which group you are a part of. Veterans, we'll accept your DD214.


August Deal of the Month

For the month of August, Computer Repair in Tyler is offering all students a 10% discount on all of our hourly services. We all know getting ready to go back to school can be a hassle. If your computer partied a little too hard this summer, it may not be ready to go back to school with you! Our location off of South Beckham Drive in Tyler is easily accessible from both the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. To take advantage of our Back to School Special, simply visit our store with your valid student ID and we will honor the back to school discount on all of our hourly services. Some of our most popular services include virus/spyware/malware removal, data recovery, hard drive upgrades/replacements, full system reinstalls and software/operating system upgrades.


We also fix cracked laptop screens at a flat rate of $59.95 + parts (non-touchscreen devices) and $69.95 + parts (touchscreen devices).

  • Computer Repair in Tyler offers these services on out-of-warranty Apple machines in addition to all Windows/PC machines

If you would like more information, or are unsure of what your particular problem might be, you can contact us in advance by calling (903)858-4383. Additionally, you can click here to fill out our contact form and we will respond to your request promptly. Being a student, it is likely that you use social media as one of your primary forms of communication - we've got you covered there too:


HP Battery Recall on Select Laptops

HP has issued a recall of 41,000 of their batteries inside of select laptops.  The HP battery recall involves the lithium-ion batteries that come with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebook computers.  The primary concern is that these battery cells have been found to have a tendency of overheating to the point that they pose a risk of fire and burn hazards.  So far, HP has received seven reports of battery packs overheating to the point of melting, and even charring.  HP is also reporting four instances of property damage totaling roughly $4,000.  These particular models could have been purchased at Best Buy, Wal-Mart or Costco, at authorized HP dealers nationwide, or online at www.hp.com from March 2013 through August 2015.  The batteries were included in a wide range of notebook computers with costs ranging from the entry-level price points (about $300), all the way to the top of the line machines ($1,700 roughly).  The following bar codes are what you'll need to look for if you have one of these models of notebook computers.  The bar codes are located directly on the battery, so you'll want to pull the battery from the bottom of your laptop and check:

  • 6BZLU
  • 6CGFK
  • 6CGFQ
  • 6CZMB
  • 6DEMA
  • 6DEMH
  • 6DGAL
  • 6EBVA

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using models which contain the recalled batteries.  The best course of action to take is to contact HP for your free replacement battery, which you are entitled to if your laptop model and battery were one of the affected units.  You can reach HP toll-free at (888)202-4320 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.  You can also visit www.hp.com/go/batteryprogram2016 - the official HP Battery Recall page, where you can request your replacement battery there.  Of course, if you're confused or unsure of what you have, you can always call your friendly, local computer technicians right here in the heart of Tyler, TX!

ETV Software's Computer Repair in Tyler

1333 South Beckham Avenue, Tyler TX 75701

(903)858-4383