Bring A Computer Ask A Question
Bring A Computer Ask A Question (BACAAQ) is a hands-on workshop that after more than seven years in operation keeps attracting participants with little to no promotion. We offer to help you repair, upgrade, or use your own computer. Or, you're welcome to bring new components, accessories, or software that you want to install, whether you bought them in our Thrift Store or elsewhere.
Bring your computer. For most desktop computers, you can bring almost nothing but the central unit, because you'll be sitting at a station that already has a monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, and an Internet connection (both wired and wireless). If you have any specialized components that you'll need, such as an external power supply for your laptop, you should bring those. Also, we recommend that you back up your data before you come.
This event is often noisy and very busy. It's a room full of people working on computers. We won't be "teaching" in the usual sense, so please come prepared to ask a question, solve a problem, or learn how to do something specific.
Previous BACAAQ workshops have been highly successful: The growing number of participants had most of their problems and issues solved. In fact, this workshop became so useful that the School District of Philadelphia gave NTR a grant to provide this service to K-12 students, so don't be surprised to see young faces in the room.
BACAAQ sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM, major holidays excluded. There is no charge for the service; some parts are available for purchase if you need any. Space is limited, so call our Computer Thrift Store, 215-564-6686, to tell us you're coming. Reservations are accepted up to 24 hours before the start of the event.
We hope you'll enjoy, print, and share this BACAAQ flier (PDF).
|RULES: The BACAAQ program has a set of rules that everybody should be aware of.|
|CAUTION: This session should not be used to replace professional repair of your computer. While we can usually fix many computer problems during the workshop, and we do take precautions against creating problems, we cannot guarantee anything. If you have valuable information on your computer, or its function is critical to your studies or your work, we would advise you to ask the staff in our Store about our professional Computer Repair Service.|