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Louis Rossmann’s rants, tips, and ideas on the laptop repair industry.
The right way to generate reviews for your local business.

Reviews are an important part of this business. Starting out especially. People may trust a store with a low review track record, but someone in his apartment with 2 good, and 2 bad reviews – his business is done for. So, what do we do to get good reviews? There are several methods people use. […]

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San Francisco loses to cellphone industry - who cares?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-usa-sanfrancisco-cellphones-idUSBRE9470I720130508?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&ca=moto Does this really matter? No. Scientific research has barely given any credence to the idea that cellphone radiation harms your health. There is a lot of debate around whether cellphone radiation harms  you, but no well recognized & accepted conclusion. Do you know where there is no debate? Cigarettes. A large majority of Americans […]

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Personal thoughts on usability of Apple products.

My friend was ranting after several hours of trouble, and this hit home. It reminded me of the time I tried to grab a song file off of an iPod to put it on the desktop of a computer 5 years ago. I thought it would be easy since Apple products are made to be […]

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Why technicians lie.

Lying is typically considered wrong. However, it is often considered necessary to avoid unwanted conflict & to pacify customers. Where does this come from? In short - customers are often willing to pay for a positive outcome. You fixed my car, thank you so much! Here's $350. No problem. You got my data back - […]

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820-2850 motherboard - the next Apple recall.

820-2850 motherboards are dropping dead at a faster rate everyday. The biggest problem facing this board is improper fan control. Regardless of how hot the CPU or GPU become, the fans run at a lethargic 1000 rpm or lower for up to ten minutes at a time, boiling the board. If you have a 2010 […]

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The $20 dilemma.

Professional labor costs money, to the detriment of the occasional client. A service we offer. We charge $130 for a 500 GB hard drive installed into a Macbook Pro, with an operating system installed. This price includes  500 GB drive Part installation Installation of a functional operating system Same day service This amounts to approximately […]

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Like us? Hate us? Leave a review.

Manhattan review pages: Yelp! page for our Manhattan workshop. Google+ page for our Manhattan workshop. Brooklyn review pages: Google+ page for our Brooklyn workshop. Yelp! page for our Brooklyn workshop. We believe in minimal paid advertising, and rely on word of mouth to keep prices down. If you had a good experience and want to […]

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How to solder a QFN on a populated Unibody Macbook motherboard by hand.
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Data recovery, corrupted OSX repair, if your Mac won't boot.

This article is for moderate to savvy users. It is not a precise, step by step guide. My goal is to point people who have some computer know how in the right direction. I will not be going into detail with each particular step. If you are somewhat computer savvy, but just need somewhere to […]

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