Podnutz Daily #215 – 123 Computer Repair

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Steve is joined by Jorge Hernandez of123computerrepair.com

Topics discussed:

  • Building you business from part-time
  • Why you should be charging people accordingly
  • shopping local competition to compare pricing
  • Using Paypal to accept credit cards
  • Using Technibble as a resource
  • Distributing your own newsletter
  • AC outlet ethernet adapters
  • Finding sample Forms and business templates
  • Hidden costs on running your business
  • Symantic Ghost vs. Acronis as an image backup tool
  • Easeus Disk copy also for backup
  • Symantic PCanywhere, GoToMeeting and Logmein for remote compute access
  • Getting referral commissions for referring business
  • Google adwords for advertising
  • Putting Labels on computers that you’ve repaired, Jorge uses Vistaprint
  • Treesize utility for analyzing hard drive space
  • SyncToy is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations
  • NT BackUP Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Symantic Backup Exec
  • AutoSizer automatically resizes programs
  • Xmarks for synchronizing bookmarks
  • Web Of Trust Use their warnings to protect yourself from online scams, sites with adult content and spam.
  • SnagIt screen capture
  • Jorge talks about his experiences with Carbonite
  • BackBlaze is another online backup service
  • Folder Size Shell Extension adds a new tab to the Properties dialog that displays a folder’s or drive’s size
  • Using a GPS or googleMaps to find a clients house
  • Apple vs. Google Android
  • The Apple business philosophy in general


  • Vauhn says you can extend the trial period on Windows 7 for up to 120 day based on this article at Windowssecrets.com
  • Phillip asks if you can succeed using Steve’s Laptop Repair Videos with no experience,Steve recommends starting with desktops
  • Mike has an Acer 5570Z Laptop with a broken DC power jack and usedSteve’s video’s to help the repair. He Talks about using a pillbox to separate the screws removed from the laptop during disassembly.

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Music provided by Evan King
Notes by Mike Evans at datamike.net