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Gateway student IT club set October and November computer repair clinic dates

Student repairing laptop at the PC Clinic

Gateway Technical College’s student chapter of dig.IT will hold two more popular public computer repair clinics on Oct. 27 and 28, as well as Nov. 17 and 18. Both will be held in Room 102 the conference center on the Racine Campus, 1001 S. Main St.

Those interested in either clinic should use the northeast entrance (Door 21) off of Pershing Blvd., near the skate park.

For the October clinic, computer and device check-in will be held 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 27. Pickup will be in the same room, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28.

For the November clinic, computer and device check-in will be held 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17. Pickup will be in the center, 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 18.

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).

Customers will receive a text or call when their device is ready.

The clinic is a fundraiser for the student Information Technology 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.