Unbiased guide to computer repair: Most of Hong Kong’s computer centres (Mongkok, Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po) offer electronics repair. The most affordable we have found for computers is ‘Computer Hospital’ at the Golden Computer City in Sham Shui Po. Unlike some repair shops, they service computers on site (as opposed to shipping them to Shenzhen) – they are also decent bet for cheap 2nd hand laptops and tablets.
It is not especially easy to find. Head to exit D2 of Sham Shui Po MTR and continue along the road facing you. After 20 seconds, you will spot the staircase pictured above opposite some mobile network stores. The address is: 1/f Golden Computer Centre, 94 Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po.
Another option is in the opposite corner of the 1/f Golden Centre is ‘6688 Computer’ – shop 85B. Both charge an inspection fee.
For mobile phone repair, it is best to head upstairs at Sin Yat Plaza, Exit D2, Argyle Street, Mongkok.
And for household appliances and other electronics, head to the Ap Liu Street market in Sham Shui Po.
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