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Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?

#1 Post by Weboh » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:22 pm

I have an old Thinkpad that I want to fix, along with an old Apple Performa monitor. The latter sounds dangerous for me to fix alone, so I would need help. I'd like to learn how to fix things like this and would want someone to do it with. Is anyone a part of--or knows of--a group like this near (or preferably in) St. Petersburg, FL?

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#2 Post by Saucey » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:12 pm

I'd wager posting on craigslist for old PC repair/guiding or checking one of the 2600 first friday meetings

I'd met maybe two or three customers who were into old computers, one man was an avid Apple collector.
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#3 Post by Weboh » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:13 pm

Hey, thanks for the response! I was just thinking about this again. What's a 2600 first Friday meeting? Is that a Craigslist thing or an Atari fan group or what?

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#4 Post by Temetka » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:30 pm

No.

If he's referring to 2600 the magazine (I love it), then this is probbaly a good starting point.

http://www.2600.com/meetings/

Craigslist is also a good choice. If you have TV repair place near you - perhaps they can take a look at the monitor you want repaired.
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#5 Post by Saucey » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:23 pm

Yes the meetings from 2600 magazine/quarterly.

One of those random finds at Barnes and Noble that looked interesting from the other computer magazines. 8)
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#6 Post by Weboh » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:41 pm

So all Craigslist has is ads for places that do repair, and none of the 2600 meetings are near me (there are some a couple hours' drive from me, but they meet in public places like the food courts of malls anyway, and I have no idea how that would work). They both seemed like good ideas, but it looks like neither is going to work out. Any other ideas?

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