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Free computer repair, support at upcoming “Fix-It Tech” event

stockvault-computer-monitors146607Free computer repair and technology support at an upcoming “Fix-It Tech” event happening Friday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Minnesota Resource Center 2438 27th Ave. S. offered by The City of Minneapolis and community partners.

If you have a computer or laptop that is running slow, not working or appears to have a virus, bring it in (with power cords) for free tech support. Volunteers at these events will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about computers and laptops. The consultation and labor are free and volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores. The City of Minneapolis developed the Fix-It Tech events with community partners in response to the Minneapolis Community Technology survey results and experiences working with residents on their technology needs. The 2014 survey results showed that residents overall are not very comfortable troubleshooting computer problems, installing software or backing up files, or protecting themselves online.

These events offer hands-on technical experience that help residents get their items fixed, provide a place to get tech questions answered and get tips on how to maintain and protect personal devices.

An additional event is planned for later this year on Tuesday, September 29, 3 – 7 p.m. at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N.

September 1, 2015
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