Forsyth Tech Offers Computer Tune-Up Clinic, Free and Open to Public, Friday, March 17

Forsyth Technical Community College Computer Technology faculty and students are sponsoring a Computer Diagnostic Clinic on Friday, March 17 from 9 am – 1 pm in the Technology Building, Room 415, on Main Campus, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.

At least 25 technicians from the college will be on hand to assist the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. No computers will be accepted after 12:30 pm. The clinic is free and open to the public.

The public can bring their PCs or Macs to the college to receive the following services:

  • Computer diagnostics
  • Minor computer repairs
  • Virus removal
  • Virus protection
  • Spam removal
  • Driver & system updates
  • File system clean-up or tune-up

While computers are being serviced, Forsyth Tech faculty will hold mini workshops for participants who are waiting for service, addressing topics such as how to secure personal computers and create simple websites.

The clinic is held twice a year—in the spring and fall—and is used as an opportunity to give students hands-on experience, applying the skills they have learned to practical training. Last year, more than 100 attendees from as far away as Hickory and Virginia started lining up as early as 7:00 am to get their computers fixed.

Dr. Deanne Wesley, department chair of the iTEC Davis Center, and students in the program will be available for interviews. They’re also happy to talk about what people who couldn’t make it to the clinic can do if they have problems with their computers, along with easy, preventative tips to maintain their PCs. Plenty of visual opportunities for b-roll and photos will be available!

For more information, contact Deanne Wesley, 336.734.7305 or Gerald Kearns, 336.734.7547.

RSVP: If you plan to attend and/or wish to do morning live shots from the site, please call Meg McDonald at 704.575.7149.

Parking will be available in front of the Technology Building. Visitors can park in spaces reserved with orange traffic cones.

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