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Gateway student IT club to hold September computer repair clinic

IT Student

Gateway Technical College’s student chapter of dig.IT will hold another popular public computer repair clinic on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30.

Computer and device check-in will be held 1 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 in Room R104 of the Racine Building on the Racine Campus, 1001 S. Main St. Those interested should use the northeast entrance (Door 21) to the building off of Pershing Blvd. near the skate park.

Computers will be accepted for repair on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Students can assist with the following:

  • Update PC operating systems.
  • Check for viruses and malware.
  • Diagnose internet connectivity issues.
  • Optimize computer function.
  • Perform Windows upgrades (if computer hardware is compatible).

Pickup will also be in the same room 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 30. Customers will receive a text or call when their device is ready. Drop-offs will also be accepted on this day, but they will be returned at a later date.

The clinic is a fundraiser for the student club. Participants are encouraged to contribute $20 for each computer or device worked on. Money raised helps pay for students to participate in state- and national-level information technology competitions. The event also allows students to give back to the community while honing the skills they will use in their future careers.