DISK DRIVES / HARD DRIVES / DATASETTES Repair Cost

EXPLAIN WHAT MAKES UP REPAIR COSTS?

To keep costs low and to make it Worth it for you , I charge a FIXED labour amount of $20. Regardless of whether the Repair takes 1 hour or 4 hours, the labour is FIXED because this is not only a Business but also a Hobby so I enjoy Repairing, and keeping these Vintage devices alive.

The Parts used for Repair, (Which is usually an IC & IC Socket), cost $10-$20.

So when you add Parts & labour, the total cost is usually $40 for 90% of the Repairs I do.

DISK DRIVE - REPAIR or SERVICE COSTS

Full Service, (Head clean/Alignment & Service ) & Test = $20

Drive Electronics : ($20 Labour MAX+ $20 for a chip & IC-Socket & head clean.) & Test = $40

HARD DRIVE - PARTS ONLY !

This is hard to estimate because I do not know what size will be needed for a Repair untill I open the device and see what size the hard Drive is , what type it is and how many heads it has.

MFM or RLL HARD DRIVE (4-heads)= $50

MFM or RLL HARD DRIVE (6-heads)= $100

IDE HARD DRIVE = $50

SCSI HARD DRIVE = $50

DATASETTE - REPAIR or SERVICE COSTS

Full Service, (Head clean/Alignment & Service ) = $12

Datasette Electronics : ($20 Labour MAX+ $10 for a chip & IC-Socket & head clean.) = $30

WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY ?

1. The Disk Drive is Opened and connected to a Computer.

2. The Device is Tested & the Fault is Diagnosed.

3. If the Faulty Part or Parts cost, including labour, exceeds the Quote, then you are contacted immediately by email. And no work is done until the amended Quote is accepted.

4. If the Faulty Part or Parts cost, including labour, is equal to or less than the Quote, then I Repair the device.

5. After Repair, the device is placed on Test using a DIAGNOSTICS Device or a Test Program, for 48 Hours continuously. So the Device and all its Ports are thoroughly Tested.

6. The Device is then re-assembled and an Invoice is Created Listing exactly what part/parts were changed and what work was done. And this Invoice is emailed to you as proof that the repair is completed. The device is now ready for collection or to be return shipped back to you, using REGISTERED POST.

The Total Process takes between 1-3 Hours.

REGISTERED POST

Australia Post - REGISTERED POST Requires the Sender to SIGN a shipping Certificate, which must be done at a Post office, so it gives 100% Proof that the item was shipped by the SENDER (ME), and Insures the item for $100.

The cost of REGISTERED POST is only $2-$8 more than Standard Mail, so I will not send Anything without this.

I HAVE NEVER LOST AN ITEM IN THE POST & I HAVE NEVER HAD AN ITEM DAMAGED IN THE POST.

WHAT IF MY Disk Drive IS WORKING & I JUST WANT IT TESTED ?

I can Fully Test a Disk Drive using Diagnostic Equipment & Test Disk, for only $10.

But there is no point if you get no LOAD ERRORs using a Good Quality Floppy disk.