Not sure where to take your computer or smartphone when it needs to be repaired? The answer will be the BYTE store, which will open on South Street in July.
“The main business of the BYTE store will be the repair of computers and smartphones, but I would like them to know me as the local place where you can bring broken electronic components of all kinds to repair or recycle them,” said Tim Colgrove, owner of the BYTE store. “I firmly believe in the reduction / reuse / repair / recycling movement when it comes to electronics. My mission is to divert several tons of electronics from the landfill through my repair / recycling services.”
Colegrove has been in the field of computer and information technology support for over 15 years.
As an avid computer enthusiast of the time, he has personally restored more than 100 computers ranging from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. His passion for computer history is the engine of the store’s computer history museum, which will feature a rotating display of running computers and computer history items that tell the story of the development of the computer. the home computer. He personally restored the computers that will be displayed.
“Our museum space will have more vintage computer systems than the Smithsonian Museum of American History!” said Colgrove, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. “Visit us this summer to relive the Commodore 64 days while we replace your iPhone screen!”
The store will be at No. 48 South St.
Services provided by The BYTE Shop include:
- Laptop / Desktop Hardware and Software Support and Repair for Mac and PC
- IPhone screen and battery replacement
- Abandonment of electronics recycling (to arrange for the collection of larger items or batches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Data recovery and transfer services
- Repair and restoration of vintage / retro computers and electronic devices
- General information technology consultancy for individuals and small businesses
- Computer updates: batteries, memory, hard drives, etc.
- Vintage computer rental
- Repair and modification of game consoles
- General repair of consumer electronics
- Digitization services
- A selection of convenience items for computers that can be sold, including power adapters, USB charging cables, security hard drives, and more.
- And a select selection of gifts for computer lovers.