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Don't trash that computer! Restore it!

Just because a computer slows down and or starts having errors does not mean it's ready for the trash. I talk to several people a week who have problems out of a computer that is only a year or two old, and rather than getting it repaired they go out and spend another $500 to $600 to replace it.
Many Computer Service companies now offer Computer Restoration Services where the computer operating system is reloaded, clean the dust from the inside of the computer, and load the most up to date drivers. Then the computer runs like when when it was new, or even faster. That service usually runs around $150. That is a savings of over $350.
The service mentioned above does not include replacing bad hardware, I have found that most issues are caused by bad configuration or Operating System corruption not hardware. Computer Restoration service will take care of both of those issues.
These days we all have to save money every where we can. So don't trash that year or two old computer! Restore it!

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Error 20 didn't show up on a 50D error code search, however I've run into this before when the processing operation couldn't be completed meaning the memory card was corrupt.

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