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Is it a big deal to change the feeder in my canon pro9000? Geek Squad wanted to charge me $300. I've sourced the feeder unit for about $120. Is this something I can change myself?

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No. they simply have the replacment unit that is completely fix and replace your unit with the same serial number, i suggets get a new one rather than have this unit repair

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Sharp-aquos-lc-60le650 not working. Geek Squad came out to repair made it worse. No picture at all.


They are referring to the inverter board on set. Find out its number and see if you can get one on the cheap from ebay from a set parted out.

Nov 30, 2015 | Sharp Aquos LC-60LE650U 60" LED TV...

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I can confirm that this level of incompetence is quite common. It is Best Buy's standpoint that Geek Squad is an extension of their sales strategies, thus their hiring practices reflect that standpoint. Many Geek Squad "Agents" are hired or transfered to Geek Squad based upon their merits as sales people, NOT technicians. This strategy, combined with the pathetically low pay level (which any certified or experienced technician would laugh at) results in untrained staff programmed to follow certain sales strategies. In my experience, many of my fellow employees were on the same technical level as the customers across the counter seeking support.

Best Buy did settle with Winternals / Sisinternals and integrated many of their tools into Geeks Squad's authorized repair disk (Much of which is purely automated). At some level, Best Buy has internally recognized that their Geek Squad staff is mostly unqualified and have catered their corporate licensed / developed software to reflect the situation. This not only showed Geek Squad's incompetency (again) but also shows how news media is more interested in scaring you than actually helping you. It's good that the big chains got this bit of negative press on a local station but you should also applaud the store that did it for free - at least post their name and address and show an interview with the owner or clerk.

Mom and pop shops are usually run by people that are hobbyists first and business-folk second. Whenever someone at my company asks for personal computer help that I don't care to deal with I send them to a small shop in our town - one with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Netscape Navigator and Word Perfect stickers are mostly-faded on the window. I know they'll be treated honestly and fairly. No charge just to examine a computer to add onto the actual repair.

It's sad how many people/companies are more interested in making the most money from a problem instead of trying to solve it fairly.
and LASTLY "1st thing that video is at least 8 years old I remember seeing it when I was young in highschool."
Perhaps you are thinking of the PC World investigation of major retail computer service departments? I remember reading it long ago:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3764-6/pc_repair_ripoff.html
The article is from Mid 1998. A damaged IDE cable was part of the problems on their test PCs.

From the article:
"Of 55 problems tested across 20 stores, a total of 30 were misdiagnosed, ignored, or went otherwise unfixed. Best Buy and Computer City each missed on 9 of 15 tries."

THE REAPIR WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WAS A 10 TO 20 DOLLAR FIX :()

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A confidential settlement has ended litigation initiated by Winternals over copyright infringement regarding Geek Squad's use of its ERD Commander software.

The lawsuit should end following a July 7th motion from Winternals lawyer David Weaver, who cited a settlement agreement reached between the company and Best Buy, which owns Geek Squad.

Instead of a lengthy lawsuit, Winternals now has a three-year agreement in place with Best Buy. This will permit its Geek Squad of tech assistance personnel to lawfully use licensed programs from Winternals and Sysinternals. This includes the ERD Commander system recovery tool.

The problems for Best Buy and Geek Squad started in February 2006. Winternals had conducted training sessions for Geek Squad employees, as part of its negotiations with Best Buy to license software for its 12,000 Geek Squad workers.

Then the negotiations ended abruptly. Coupled with the admission from employees of Geek Squad and Best Buy that they had been using unlicensed copies of ERD Commander, Winternals began to investigate.

They set up systems needing repair in multiple locations, and put calls in to Geek Squad for assistance. Geek Squad staffers either used unlicensed copies of ERD Commander, or had them in their possession.

In April 2006, Winternals sued in US District Court in western Texas for copyright infringement, circumvention of copyright protections systems, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

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I have a Sharp Aquos LC-40LE433U and it won't


Best Buy will sent out their hot shot Geek squad to pick it up
for an extra $70 charge which isnt covered in their stupid
service plan. I live about 20 minutes away.
It still under BBs service plan until March 2014 which I
paid around $40 extra for. No we don't fix anything in
the home, they answered. The geek squad will then
return it here whenever they get it fixed.
I will probably take it in myself to save on the high charges.

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I have a 60 Inc LCD led 120 hertz . sharp aquos . And I want to know what is the best settings for the picture? I tried adjusting it but it looks like a normal tv want to know the beat settings for picture...


The best way to set up a TV such as yours without a calibration device is to get a high definition picture of someone's face on the screen and adjust the color, brightness and contrast until the face looks as life like as possible.

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Canon Pro9000 MarkII roller squeal


You do not use lubricant on printers. Clean all roller and bars with Q tip and acohol. Make sure alcohol is squeezed out so it does not drip inside printer. The noise should stop. If it does not it is the belt that drives the capstans (rollers) that is worn out.

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Need to connect yamaha htr6130 receiver to an elan amplifier


Why don't we deal with the issues separately?

What are you trying to accomplish with speakers all around the house. Or did you mean around the ROOM?

You can't slave other amps off of this unit and have volume or source control at the receiver. It lacks any Preamp Outputs.

Tell us what you want to do, how things are connected (in detail) right now and maybe we can help you out.

It might also be helpful to know WHY you need to have multiple amps.

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I have a pawn shop and ended up with a sony vaio vgn-cr507e. The previous user had a user name password, can this be reset and how? I am not a computer tech by any means, or should I take it somewhere to...


Most computer shops as well as the "Geek Squad" have a small program called Samurai Password reset. It takes less than 10 minutes and will clear all passwords for all operating systems. I am not sure what they charge for the service but it is not a big deal. This program os designed to clear User account passwords and not BIOS or startup passwords.

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Yeah


your monitor is going.......you can buy a new one for 100 bucks.....still cheaper than geek squad

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Gateway PC screen blank, geek squad diagnosis motherboard issue


You could replace the motor board for less than $100 but I think the geek squad says the motor board is bad on every computer that doesn't start right up for them so I would have someone else look at it first. Or just get a new computer at walmart for like $300

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Toshiba Satillite A105


Send it back to geek squad and have them correct the issue.

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