March 3rd, 2014 - A Sad Day for me and Windows XP!!
The day I was hoping would never come has arrived after all! After well over a decade running the freight train operating system known as Windows XP, I finally changed over to something else due to XP coming to end of life next month. I assure you I did not migrate to that silly tiles/metro disaster known as windows 8/8.1....What I did do was carve Windows Server 2008 R2 into a very fine workstation!! This is very do-able with a little know-how and finesse. I still have my clean XP-ish interface, its not a resource disaster, it's well supported (by 2020 from MS), and by all that's still holy, I DO NOT HAVE TILES!! The point I'm making here, if you're trying to keep hardware alive for pre-windows 8/8.1 OS's, Badcaps.net can help!!
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??
Tablets aren't taking over the world like everyone thought they would....don't be fooled by the 'tiles', 'IOS', and 'android' hype! A tablet is a very poor replacement for a powerful desktop machine!! Browsing the web on a smartphone is about as exciting as watching a Sony Watchman back in the day....remember those?? I didn't think so. I get no thrill from watching videos on a 5.7" screen (the screen size of my Samsung Note3), and most smartphones aren't that big....so yea, the world still needs & wants desktop PC's!!
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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