Did I get screwed by a local computer repair place?
January 17, 2013 4:12 PM Subscribe
I dropped off my computer to be repaired because it kept powering off randomly, and often before windows could even start booting. They told me it was a faulty power supply, which they replaced.
I received a call about fifteen minutes after I got home from a tech there telling me that they forgot to plug my DVD drive into the power supply, and that I can bring it back and have them fix it.
When I ran it at home, I noticed google chrome was missing. Another one of my programs doesn't work now, telling me that "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." 3-4 other programs that I've picked at random and tried to run work fine.
posted by Modus Pwnens to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The last thing (and honestly I think this is just me being crazy.) is that my motherboard is blue now, and I could SWEAR that I remember it being green. Other than that, it looks like the same motherboard. (Hence my assuming that I'm just misremembering.)
There are also some new shortcuts on my desktop, which probably aren't particularly suspicious. It looks like they ran a defrag (defragger icon on my desktop). There is an icon for "speedfan" which I assume measures my computer's fan speed, and some other icon called "initdebug.info", which google tells me helps speedfan measure temperatures.
I'm only an amateur when it comes to computers, so any insight anyone can give me before I go talk to them tomorrow is appreciated. Hopefully nothing absolutely dastardly is going on here.