Please see these commonly asked questions before filling out the contact us request. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer.
What is the procedure to drop off my computer or data recovery?
1. Click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button found at the top right of this page.
2. Fill out the required information and get a case number
3. Bring in your computer or drive with the case number anytime during business hours. Data recovery cases can be shipped to us.
4. Pay the diagnosis fee at time of drop off and receive your receipt with the case number.
5. After diagnosis, we call you with the problem along with solutions and a cost of each solution. Once approved by you, we proceed with the work.
6. Once work is complete, we call you and let you know it is ready for pick up.
7. Come with your service receipt to claim your equipment. We will show you the problem has been resolved or data has been recovered.
8. Finally the fun part where you pay the balance and bring your computer or data back home or office.
How long does it take to drop off the computer or drive?
You can submit your computer repair or data recovery request online anytime! We will have your information before you come in so you can be in and out when you drop off your case. Submitting your service request online will avoids miscommunication if you have someone else drop off your case. Filling out online before coming in will take about 5 minutes.
If you do not submit your case online, It will take about 15-25 minutes since you will be filling out the same online form at our location.
Get started by clicking the yellow "Submit Service Request" button found at the top right corner of our website!
How can I know where to reconnect the wires?
If you didn't bring the computer in yet, you can take a picture of all the wires before you disconnect them so you can reference the picture later when you reconnect them.
Wires only connect in one direction so if it doesn't fit, rotate the plug and try again. Don't try to force them in. Plug in the power cords last.
If you have any questions, you can always call us.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No appointment is necessary. Simply click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button found at the top right and bring in your computer or drive with the case number provided anytime during our business hours.
When can I drop off my computer?
You can drop off your computer anytime during our business hours. Simply click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button found at the top right and bring in your computer or drive with the case number provided anytime during our business hours.
How to obtain my bitlocker key?
If your drive is encrypted, we may ask you for a bitlocker code so we can retrieve your data. If this is the case, please follow the steps below to obtain your bitlocker key:
Most likely the email is the same one you used when you got the computer and the password is the same password you use to sign into your computer when you turn it on. If not, Microsoft offers a password reset option.
You may have to enter a code that was sent to you to verify the account.
Once logged in, you will see one or more 48 digit bitlocker keys in the following format
Simply reply to the automated email that was sent to you when you filled out the online form with the bitlocker key or you can send to us on this contact us page. Please either use the same email you gave to us previously or include your case number so we can match your code to your case.
Do we fix Apple computers
Yes. We service all brands and models of personal computers including Apple. To get started, click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button found at the top right of this page.
Do we custom build computers
Yes. We will assemble a custom computer built for you. Simply tell us what parts you want in your computer. If you are not computer savvy, simply tell us what you will be using the computer for and we will build it to fit your needs.
How come my custom built computer purchased from PCW cannot upgrade to Windows 11?
New custom built computers ordered with Windows 10 will show an incompatibility message relating to TPM. The reason for this is the firmware TPM has been disabled in the bios to prevent unwanted automatic upgrades to Windows 11. If you wish to do this upgrade, the firmware TPM will have to be enabled in the BIOS. We can enable the firmware TPM for you if you are not familiar with the BIOS. We also offer the Windows 11 upgrade service here.
How much does data recovery cost?
Each case is different but here is a rough idea for a single (non-RAID) drive.
Level 1: Reformatted, Deleted Files, OS Reloaded, Hard Drive itself works - Starts at $180
Level 2: System Locks Up, Freezing, Will not Boot, Hard Drive has bad sectors - Starts at $380
Level 3: Clicking, Not Detected, Doesn't Spin, Mechanical Failure, Clean Room Service Required - Starts at $1000
Do we fix broken laptop screens?
Yes. To get started, click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button at the top right. Fill out the required information and get a case number. Bring the laptop in during our business hours with your case number. We will disassemble the laptop to get the information off the back of the screen so we can order an exact replacement. Replacement screens take about a week give or take to come in.
How much do we charge?
We charge a diagnosis fee at time of drop off. The diagnosis fee ranges between $50-$165 depending on the type of computer or data recovery you are dropping off. Most cases is $65 or less.
After the diagnosis is complete, we will call you and let you know how much the repair or data recovery will cost before we proceed with the work. Diagnostic fee will be applied to repair cost if fixed.
Click the yellow "Submit Service Request" button at the top right to get started.
Can I provide my own storage device for data to be transferred to?
You can provide your own new storage device in a factory sealed package or a completely blank storage device that is not factory sealed. The storage device must be large enough to store all the recovered data. Storage devices with preexisting data will not be accepted. New storage devices are available here for purchase.
A storage device can be any of the following:
- Mechanical Hard Drive Internal or External
- Solid State Drive Internal or External
- USB flash drive
- SD/MicroSD card
- A desktop or laptop computer.
Does the diagnosis fee get applied towards repair cost?
Yes. The diagnostic fee gets applied to the repair only if the computer being serviced is being repaired. If you decide not to fix the computer, the diagnostic fee does not get applied to other products or services.
I had data saved/recovered. Where can I find the data?
If you had data recovery done, You will find a folder called Recovery DATA on the external drive or desktop screen.
If you had work done to your computer which required your data to be saved, You will find it either back in the place it was before or you will see a folder on the desktop called DATA.
Are we still by Workout World/Burlington
No. As of January 3rd 2018, we are located in Chadwick Square which is just north of the intersection of US Highway 9 and Adelphia Road. The address is found at the bottom of this page.
Why can't I submit my service request online?
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What are our business hours?
Business hours are found at the bottom of our website. Any unscheduled closes such as holidays or severe weather conditions will be listed near the bottom and you will also find a red bar at the top. We keep our site up do date the best we can so you can always stop by and check the site before you come in.
Do I need to bring a power cord with my laptop?
Yes. Please bring the power cord with your laptop. Speed up the drop off process by clicking the yellow "Submit Service Request" button at the top right.
Do I need to bring a power cord with my desktop/tower computer?
Most likely no. If there is a box in line with the power cord similar to a laptop power cord, Please bring it with you. Otherwise if it is a straight power cord without a transformer box, you don't need to bring. If you are not sure, please bring it. Speed up the drop off process by clicking the yellow "Submit Service Request" button at the top right.
Do I need to bring a power cord with my all-in-one computer?
Most likely yes. If there is a box in line with the power cord similar to a laptop power cord, Please bring it with you. Otherwise if it is a straight power cord without a transformer box, you don't need to bring. If you are not sure, please bring it. Speed up the drop off process by clicking the yellow "Submit Service Request" button at the top right.