May 2nd, 2013!!! - YAY For Spring...for Real This Time!
I guess it's spring....a week ago, it was spitting out snow....and I'm located in Missouri.... While its not uncommon to hunt Easter eggs in the snow, flurries in late April or early May? Crazy!! The optimist in me wants to believe this cool/cold spring is the hint of a mild summer!!! In the mean time, get all that broken hardware fixed so you can go outside and enjoy the weather!!
I am very sad to say that after over 10 years of absorbing USPS price hikes, I was no longer able to absorb them any further. They laid a big one on us at the end of January, and for the first time in Badcaps.net history, I had to bump the shipping prices a whole dollar....I really hated to do this, but this hike was just too big for me to absorb.... :( International shipping prices went up $1.50, as the USPS REALLY jumped those fees up!! I'm very sorry I had to do this, but it was inevitable this time!!
I do want to say to all the do-it-yourselfers, keep it up! It is really great to see so many of you amateur electronics guys still around today. I also salute all the professional techs out there. All you techies out there are the reason that Badcaps.net is entering into its TENTH YEAR of business! I couldn't have done it without you, THANKS!
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Badcaps.net is your PC repair solution!! This economy has everyone in a pinch and worried about their financial future! I understand that, and can help! I know that every dollar counts these days, and most just can't afford to shell out hundreds for a new computer right now. Replacing the bad capacitors on your mainboard is the cheapest and most reliable way to get several years more service out of your system!
We can repair your PC mainboard for a small fraction of what replacement would cost! The average repair cost is $70.00, including return shipping. Replacement with a new PC will be 5 times that easily by the time you figure in all the hidden costs, and that's if you replace with an inexpensive system! If you build your own systems, you already know the costs involved, and cringe at the thought of trashing a mainboard for something as trivial as bad capacitors.
| Avoiding Windows 8 like everyone else??
Like the rest of the world, all I can ask about Windows 8 is "what were you thinking, Microsoft"?? I tend to favor Windows over all the other mainstream operating systems, but this one is beyond horrendous! I was never a fan of Vista, but MS redeemed themselves with Win7, as that one functioned pretty well....but Windows 8...uhgg... Sorry Microsoft, it looks and functions like it was made for a 2 year old, by a 2 year old...
If you are also one of those that wishes to keep your older hardware alive to stay on the pre-windows8 platform, Badcaps.net can help!! The bad capacitor problem has diminished greatly in the PC motherboard world, but it is not extinct yet! Bad capacitors are more commonly found in your computer's power supply or LCD monitor these days, but you still want to check your motherboard, as they can still be found there many times. If you find some, fear not, there is a cure!!
BADCAPS.NET is cleaning out the attic!!
The Badcaps.net 'rummage sale' has been quite successful, most of it is gone from this round. I have more that I am preparing to add to the site, so keep checking back! I also have a bunch of IT Grade network stuff to add as well. This is your chance to get some insanely awesome buys on used but working hardware I have on hand. This hardware consists of unclaimed repairs that have been here over a year, hardware I've taken on trade, and hardware that has been in "goodie boxes" over the years. Every piece for sale has been tested and/or reworked/recapped, then cleaned, and is in perfect working condition. The garbage and non-functional stuff has since been sent to the recyclers. You may view my hardware for sale HERE. The list of hardware will be progressively added to, so always check back!
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Have an emergency repair??? Don't want to wait for the Standard Service? Click HERE for details on Badcaps.net's new Express Repair Service! The average turnaround time for Standard Repair Service is roughly 10-15 days in my shop (weekends excluded). My new Express Repair Service reduces the turnaround time to no more than 4 days in my shop (weekends excluded)!! Express Repair Service is an additional $25.00 per board, and is completely optional. Full details HERE.
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