Computer repair has become big business. Just ask Jason Brickey, owner of Albatross Computer Repair at 1600 S. Noland Road
Computer repair has become big business. Just ask Jason Brickey, owner of Albatross Computer Repair at 1600 S. Noland Road.
He started repairing computers out of his home, using the current store as storage and fixing computers a couple days a week.
Now, he’s open Monday to Saturday.
Brickey and his staff of four can fix problems from hard drive failure to eliminating viruses.
“Virtually anything that can go wrong with it we can fix,” Brickey said.
One of the most common repair is ridding an infected computer of viruses which can render a PC useless.
Business has been up lately.
“My opinion is that people are not buying as many new ones. They’re taking the money and fixing the computers they have.”
They also sell accessory items like graphics cards, mouses, speakers and routers. You can also come in and tell the staff what you want and they can help you order a new computer from a retailer.
Albatross diagnoses the problem for free. He says very few people take the computer somewhere else once Albatross diagnoses the problem, Brickey said.
“Even if they fix it themselves, they’re going to bring it back,” Brickey said.
To fix the problem, they charge $45 per hour, “which for the market is pretty cheap,” he said.
And 99 percent of the problems take roughly two hours or less.
They do limited repair work on Macs, including hard drive replacements and memory upgrades.
Brickey formerly did networking for Sprint and attended Devry.