Bring A Computer, Ask A Question

Posted by on December 1, 2006

PLEASE POST – for December 9, 2006

Workshop Title: Bring A Computer, Ask A Question
Date: Saturday December 9, 2006.
Time: 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
Place: Nonprofit Technology Resources
1524 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
Price: Ten Dollars ($10) (Free to K-12 Students)

Pay in advance to register.
Call or Write for Information:
215-564-6686 or
Due to the popularity of this workshop please don’t walk in.

We’re now in our second year offering this unique hands-on workshop. It continues to be extremely popular. We offer to help you repair, upgrade or use your own computer. That’s right, bring in your computer from home. Also bring any specialized components such as external power supplies for laptops or USB keyboards or mice. For most desktop computers, we’ll supply a monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords and an Ethernet connection to the Internet.

This event is often noisy and very busy. It’s a room full of people who love to work on computers. Come prepared to ask a question, solve a problem or learn how to do something specific. We won’t be “teaching” in the usual sense.

The previous times we offered this workshop were all great successes. The growing number of participants have had most of their problems and issues solved.

In fact, this workshop has become so useful, the School District of Philadelphia has given NTR a grant to provide this service for K-12 school students. So, starting some time soon, we’ll move to holding this workshop every Saturday instead of just once per month. Adults will still be welcome, but there will be more young faces in each session.

You may bring new components, accessories, or software to install which you have purchased elsewhere or in our Computer Thrift Store. An instructor and volunteers will be in the workshop to help answer your questions and guide you in working on your computer.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about your computer. It should not be used in place of having professional repair people work on your computer. You should not bring a computer which is critical to your studies or your work. While we will take precautions against creating problems, anything could happen to the computers at this session.

We will not take responsibility for any mistakes made or problems created during this workshop. We don’t have the capacity to backup your computer for you at this time. We are planning to add a backup process in the future. Please backup your computer data before coming.

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