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IT PROBLEMS - BEST ON LINE HELP SITE?

Postby martincymru » Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:26 am

As a non techy who is tormented by IT issues what is the best website for reliable opinion?

Anyone know of a person/shop where they give free or quasi-free advice?

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Re: IT PROBLEMS - BEST ON LINE HELP SITE?

Postby bgd » Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:55 am

I normally just search on line for the error message or issue I encounter.

Macrumors.com is good for anything Apple related.

I don't have an equivalent for Windows.

If it's hardware there are any number of places in Sim Lim that will be able to fix, but I don't have any recommendations.

You could always try asking in this forum. 8-)

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Re: IT PROBLEMS - BEST ON LINE HELP SITE?

Postby martincymru » Thu, 23 Nov 2017 2:51 pm

"I normally just search on line for the error message or issue I encounter".

> increasingly the search results are producing at best garbage, at worst creating an even bigger issue (scams).

Macrumors.com is good for anything Apple related.
> I'm Windows 7. IE.

I don't have an equivalent for Windows.

If it's hardware there are any number of places in Sim Lim that will be able to fix, but I don't have any recommendations.
> Hardware is kind of easy, it's the minor day to day IT stuff that frustrates me.

You could always try asking in this forum. 8-)
> Not fair to ask so many [trivial to some] IT questions on this Forum unless there is a dedicated section specifically for same. Forum is really for wider / profound issues for an audience greater than one.

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Re: IT PROBLEMS - BEST ON LINE HELP SITE?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:02 pm

Please ask. IT support is my profession, currently. If it turns out to be popular, I'll ask the board admins to create a sub-forum here.

Another alternative, if you are having specific IT issues, is to permit someone to remote into your PC and have a look around. There are two good free options to do this, and if you do ask questions, we'll see if that's a necessary thing to do.

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Re: IT PROBLEMS - BEST ON LINE HELP SITE?

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 26 Nov 2017 5:11 pm

martincymru wrote:As a non techy who is tormented by IT issues what is the best website for reliable opinion?

Anyone know of a person/shop where they give free or quasi-free advice?
Ask away.

Oh, online searches have turned to monetization

Those paid results are over powering


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