Fix your computer for free day - Saturday July 29th (Island Bay) and Saturday August 5th (Epuni)
Due to the cost of repairs to home computers, two local churches will offer free repairs for two days this month. This is an annual event that is in its six year, and is designed to help people who can’t afford computer repairs.
IT-qualified church members will be on hand at the church to fix your computer software problems for free, during “Computer Fixit Day”. This is open to anyone who has problems with their computer - you do not have to be a church-goer to take advantage of this free service.
The hours are 9am - 4pm and you only need to bring along the computer "box" - not the screen, keyboard, mouse or cables (unless you are having an issue with one of those items). If bringing a laptop don’t forget the charger.
The computer engineers will attempt to rid your computer of viruses and spyware, and will install a totally free anti-virus package for you if you wish. This is like a free tune-up for your computer.
All expertise and software will be free. It is only if you have a hardware problem where the engineers will try to diagnose the issue and can advise you, but they will not have any spare parts on hand to fix this type of problem.
If you wish you can simply tell them what is wrong and leave your computer with the crew. “ou do not need to stay around and wait for it to be repaired. Just tell us what’s wrong, leave your computer with us, and all going well it will be sorted by the end of the day. There will be coffee and tea on hand if you do wish to wait.
There is the definite possibility of being over-run with computers to fix, so repairs will be on a first come-first served basis, but an attempt will be made to help anyone who brings their sick computer along.