Computers, soft, printers..

I’m been visiting the Savelovsky computer market regularly in the last year or two and am pleased to report that now, when I personally know several repairmen, the rate of success in getting things fixed is higher than before, when 4/5 of computer jobs got botched.

It helps to have your face known and recognized so saying “go to Stall 110A” will not help you much. Talk to me about your computer related issues, and I may be able to introduce you to the right expert.

Still, for the record:

Notebook repair and soft installation: Л-152.

Information retrieval from hard disks: ask at Л-152.

Refilling printer cartridges: Л-137-138, daily 10am to 20pm, +7 903 507 9793,

Note that Russian repairmen will NEVER do the job on time. They will ALWAYS make you wait. These are a given. When you say “Install program XYZ” a WASP American implies “so that it works”. Here you need to specify that. A very different culture and environment here, and a simple task easily turns into a long frustrating project even if no one tires to trick you. Unless you’ve been here long don’t go to a treacherous place like Savelovsky on your own.


Computers, soft, printers.. — 2 Comments

  1. Hi paul.
    I have a laptop hp 8440p elite book.
    Its keys ctrl,shift,alt have stopped working.
    What shop do you suggest to visit..L-152 is a shop address right..!
    Do they speek english at savolsky.

  2. Both jobs I had them done fell apart. No, I can no longer recommend them or anyone in Moscow. I’m now in a town of 70 thousand, and am enjoying a much better support than I ever did in Moscow. No computer service in Moscow. Two out of three jobs will be complete failures. Theft is common. Anybody any good will very soon get snatched up by one of the biggies. In Staritsa and now in Kandalaksha the situation is much better for the consumer. Sorry, can’t give you any positive recommendation but hope this warning is of some value to you.

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