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Sound card Do you guys at the geek squad put in the sound card if i purchase one at best buy and how much? i dont know which to buy either cause i bought this computer from a garage sale and its a cusomized

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Dont pay the Geek Squad robber barons a dime...it is easy to put in a sound card.
shut down your computer, unplug it, take out the screws holding one (usually the left) side on, take it off, GROUND YOURSELF!!!. it is then a simple matter of finding a slot for it to fit in (you may have to take a rail of the back of the case for the slot) plug it in securely, close up your case, plug it back in, then follow instructions that came with the card for installing drivers and such....

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I PAID FOR MY MAGIC JACK AND PLUGED IN THE PHONE AND PUT M.J. IN MY USB PORT I HAVE NOTHING NOT EVEN A DIAL TONE


Contact the "Geek Squad" guys at a local Best Buy store. They're Best Buys' electronics go to guys. They'll help you out w/MJ

Feb 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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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We want to connect the laptop to panosanic tv


You need to purchase proper cables to adapt from computer to TV. Stop by a Best Buy and talk to the "Geek Squad" guys (their computer specialists) and they'll help you get the right parts and info the first time

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I purchased a restart/restore disc for my emachine two weeks ago i recieved it some time last week and come to find out that it dosnt work, i took it to best buy geek squad and the put in a disc of their...


Was the Geek Squad's disc being detected? Or did you just take them your disc to see if they could get a computer to recognize it? If not, then you may just need to change some settings at Boot for your computer to start booting from your restore disc. I've never personally dealt with the Geek Squad, but I would not just take their word for something. I've had several people very unhappy with the outcome of letting them service their computers. I've talked to other people who were very happy with the Geek Squad service. Try taking your disc to a local computer shop and ask them if they can put the disc in their computer to see if it is a functioning Restore Disc. MADHATTER COMPUTERS

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I bought the ET1810-03 model. I can not get any sound from the game Bioshock. My system has Directx 9.0 or better. Has plenty of memory. Has a dual core processor. Only 32 bit operating system.Has been...


This sounds like you don't have the correct audio drivers installed. For whichever sound card you have go to the manufacturers website and download and install the latest drivers.

Jan 08, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I just bought a insignia gps cv10 didnt realize it didnt have the sd card with the software where can i get one


If you bought your GPS navigator new, you may return with your receipt to the retailer of purchase for a resolution. If you purchased it used, you should contact the seller or you may visit Geek Squad at your local Best Buy for options.

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i dont know if this would help but on the side by the slot where the memory card goes there is a little arrow with two dots underneath it try sliding that up and if that does not work then go to geek squad in best buy and we will help you.

Jun 25, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Frozen Drive


Hi Blue Spanky,

Yes, Geek Squad® offers data recovery services. There are three levels of data recovery, dependant upon the condition of your hard drive. These services are offered on a carry-in basis. Visit your Geek Squad® precinct at your local Best Buy™ store to learn more, or visit http://www.geeksquad.com/pricing for information on services available through Geek Squad®.

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Where?


yo can get it fixed at best buy through geek squad, they are fast and cheap

Jun 05, 2008 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

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Replace Printer Head or Replace Printer?


Why are they saying the head is dead when it went in for a faulty card reader? Get the machine back and follow my head cleaning instructions on previous posts. If it work, then you saved a bundle on a replacement machine. If it doesn't work, yoo lost nothing but a little time.

See my cleaning info HERE: http://www.fixya.com/support/t138226-printer_not_printing

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