University of South Carolina

Students offering free help for computers in need

Have a computer that needs help? Head to the Swearingen Engineering Center Sept. 25 where the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is hosting Fix-IT Day.

From noon until 6 p.m., students from USC’s College of Engineering and Computing will be offering computer diagnostics, repair services and virus, malware and spyware removal. The group can also offer assistance in obtaining proper virus protection, keeping your computer secure and up to date and troubleshooting general problems.

Group members can service laptops, desktops, Mac, Windows and Linux. The event is free and open to students, faculty and the general public. The ACM cannot cover the cost of hardware, but if you have the hardware needed to make repairs, they will help install it free of charge.

The event is in the lobby of the Swearingen building at 301 Main St. in Columbia.

For more information or to contact ACM, see the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=154450067903110&ref=ts (Click the link for one of the officers and send a message if you need more information.)

Fix-IT Day

  • What: Free computer diagnostics, repair services and virus, malware and spyware removal
  • Who: Students from the Association for Computing Machinery to offer service
  • When: Sept. 25, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Swearingen Engineering Center lobby

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 09/17/10 @ 1:55 PM | Updated: 09/17/10 @ 2:14 PM | Permalink