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October 22, 2006 4:39:19 AM

ok so i was at work ( geek squad ) and while i was putting on the faceplate for the Sony Blue Ray drive, it freaking snapped in half, i was freaking out and i told my manager and he said to just get another one off the shelf and replace it


so all in all

I broke a 800$ DVD drive, and i kinda enjoyed it


( i think the Sony Blue Ray drive is a waste to buy now )

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D 

.......*Fcuk Sony*.....

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October 22, 2006 5:44:15 PM

uber_g breaking face plates left and right not giving a fcuk.

Sony is making crap now anyways. Ever since their batteries started blowing up they've been cutting corners to save their butts.

I wish I had access to a Blu-Ray so that I could flex my mad geek skills and snap it into bits ;) .
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October 22, 2006 6:00:55 PM

i didnt snap the faceplate i snapped the whole tray in half where the dvd sits on :D 
October 22, 2006 6:01:57 PM

ooh, even better. You tough sonuvagun. Hahahahahah I hate sony.
October 22, 2006 6:06:27 PM

Word
October 22, 2006 6:37:44 PM

Ahh I still love Sony. Even though the battery in my laptop might blow up any second (still needs to be replaced), every peice of Sony gear I've ever owned has been great. And when I invest in a PC laptop, I'm pretty sure where I'll be going (what with Lenovo cutting standards apparently).

As for Blue-Ray, that's another monster altogether.

I guess the thing I've learned from this thread is to steer clear of uber_g and his sledgehammer computer fixing style.
October 22, 2006 8:22:50 PM

:lol: 
October 22, 2006 8:56:30 PM

I h8 sony and besides, they are on the decline. But the dru-820a is a really nice Multi-Drive. I use two of them and they work fantastic!
October 22, 2006 8:56:37 PM

Watch out for your next pay check it should be $800 lower. :lol:  I want one! Can you hook me up!? :D 
October 22, 2006 9:02:51 PM

the only semi-good thing i have from sony is my ps2...but it refuses to accept ps1 games...dam it....
October 22, 2006 9:30:52 PM

Yeah, but does PS3 will be able to play PS1 and PS2 games?
October 22, 2006 9:37:29 PM

well ps2 is "suppose" to play ps1 games but thats half true. You have to tape them and some other wierd shit so they work....that why my next console is a wii for sure....unless if get some finalcial "help" ill get the ps3...
October 22, 2006 9:42:54 PM

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well ps2 is "suppose" to play ps1 games but thats half true. You have to tape them and some other wierd **** so they work....that why my next console is a wii for sure....unless if get some finalcial "help" ill get the ps3...


I don't know about that, EVERY PS1 game I have ever tried to play on my PS2 (and there have been quite a few), has worked with no problem at all.

FYI, for the person that asked, PS3 SHOULD be abble to play most "official" PS1 and 2 games.
October 22, 2006 10:30:54 PM

LOL! Sign of a true geek. Don't toss the faceplate. You can use the pieces for blinders on the sides of your eye glasses. :) 

I'm loving my blu-ray drive. I bought an Intel G965 board and a Pegusus HDMI Add2 card (You really have to pressure Wintec to sell you one because they are not available in retail channels yet). I have it connected to my 37" 768p LCD TV. Looks fabulous. I am having only one problem and that is over/underscan of the graphics driver. Intel does not allow custom resolutions. So, I'm stuck with presets.

Other than that, spending $800 on the drive was no problem for me. I know the technology Sony puts out and I trusted that the movies would look awesome, and they did. Beside, I have piece of mind with my 3 year extended warranty.
October 22, 2006 10:36:00 PM

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Sony is making crap now anyways. Ever since their batteries started blowing up they've been cutting corners to save their butts.


this is based on what evidence?
a b G Storage
October 27, 2006 6:58:29 PM

Ok Trays do not break in half unless twisted.... So is Sony at fault or the user?
October 27, 2006 8:54:26 PM

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Ok Trays do not break in half unless twisted.... So is Sony at fault or the user?



SONY

( and it wasnt twisted )
October 27, 2006 8:58:42 PM

Everybody makes crappy products. Best buy just seems to get the most of them....

Sorry G. I know you work there.
a b G Storage
October 27, 2006 9:16:47 PM

Bestbuy doesnt make the products.... and if you say the tray just broke because you touched it..... I guess.... but I have never ever ever seen that happen.
October 27, 2006 11:13:02 PM

Word yo



Best buy and there products suck bad

-but i fix computers all day :D 

also i like there selection of Tv's and games
a b G Storage
October 29, 2006 8:23:42 PM

Best buy has nothing to do with the quality of products. A sony there is the same as a sony on New Egg.
October 29, 2006 11:06:37 PM

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Best buy has nothing to do with the quality of products. A sony there is the same as a sony on New Egg.


Very True, their terrible customer service and the general lack of knowledge of their sales people is the reason why they stink.
October 29, 2006 11:08:32 PM

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Watch out for your next pay check it should be $800 lower. :lol:  I want one! Can you hook me up!? :D 


Probly


8)
October 29, 2006 11:11:22 PM

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Best buy has nothing to do with the quality of products. A sony there is the same as a sony on New Egg.


Very True, their terrible customer service and the general lack of knowledge of their sales people is the reason why they stink.


the computer sales people always come to us (geek squad ) for information

i got my weekly briefing on whats coming, its a giant packet we have to go through and read

today it was about windows vista

( alot of my fellow employees called it a MAC OSx rip off )

.....so true indeed
October 29, 2006 11:51:09 PM

Working at Geek Squad do you have to have a large knowledge base regarding networking and software issue fixes?

Or can you work simply on the hardware end of things, I can dominate hardware issues left and right but then somebody comes in with a virus and doesn't want to lose their data, im S.O.L.
October 30, 2006 1:14:08 AM

30 years of buying Sony products....I never had any new Sony products break on me. 8)
October 30, 2006 3:45:23 AM

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Working at Geek Squad do you have to have a large knowledge base regarding networking and software issue fixes?

Or can you work simply on the hardware end of things, I can dominate hardware issues left and right but then somebody comes in with a virus and doesn't want to lose their data, im S.O.L.


well u have to know a large majority of things

networking, hardware install, drivers issues, hardware failure

we have a Diagnostic that will tell the Agent ( geek squad employee ) whats wrong with a particular piece of hardware

As for viruses n stuff we back up there software with an external cd/hard drive its really easy


we use great software to figure out problems, makes the job less stress full
October 30, 2006 5:52:26 AM

Cool, I am looking for a part time job and there is a Best Buy about 4 miles from my dorm. Hopefully they have part time employees, I have somewhat run out of a customer base for building PC's and want to keep messing with computers.
October 30, 2006 6:42:41 AM

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Working at Geek Squad do you have to have a large knowledge base regarding networking and software issue fixes?

Or can you work simply on the hardware end of things, I can dominate hardware issues left and right but then somebody comes in with a virus and doesn't want to lose their data, im S.O.L.


well u have to know a large majority of things

networking, hardware install, drivers issues, hardware failure

we have a Diagnostic that will tell the Agent ( geek squad employee ) whats wrong with a particular piece of hardware

As for viruses n stuff we back up there software with an external cd/hard drive its really easy


we use great software to figure out problems, makes the job less stress full


This gives our agents and precincts a terrible name.

Yes, given the System analyzer is a great BASIC tool, by no means is it gospel or even relatively thorough. Geeksquad isn't just having a customer walk in because they've received Virtumundo.c from limewire, or running the MRI PE and GScripts to pin down addressing issues.

What bench are you from? Any high performing bench will know out right it is easier and produces higher margin to have a talented agent go through and manually remove any traces or even migrate the hive.dll over to another account then to simply go through and rip the data/app data to a CD-R and kill the OS.

I don't know exactly what you see at your precinct but I wouldnt call going through and using a MM to test and re-solder surface mount caps on an emachines mobo so its not out DTV for 3 weeks easy. Nor is going through and tag teaming with johnny utah and telneting into a Mirra to kill the default CMOS password.

I personally love the company, living wages, great benefits, and all of the agents I happen to have at my bench are amazingly talented. Dont sell yourself short by saying your job is easy, the customer service portion is hell enough.
October 30, 2006 7:15:44 AM

if you manage to break a tray on your optical drive, you've put way :roll: to much stress on it, NEVER put stress on a computer part! always bad idea, so it's your own stupid fault. hopes your boss keeps the money off your paycheck :twisted:
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 1:04:28 PM

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What bench are you from? Any high performing bench will know out right it is easier and produces higher margin to have a talented agent go through and manually remove any traces or even migrate the hive.dll over to another account then to simply go through and rip the data/app data to a CD-R and kill the OS.


In our shop, a full cleanup (same price as BB) takes 8 hours to a day (including overnight). This is why most companies reinstall the OS in order to get rid of the spyware. Even good talent cant make up for time lost. However, companies also forget to factor in the amount of increased sales you aquire from references.... Besides, I hope a good tech be waiting to move on and leave best buy... because they dont belong.
October 30, 2006 1:22:09 PM

-i forgot to add u have to know what you r doing, i ment its easy (to the agent)


At my precinct ( downey 872 ) we have highly trained people and i love working with them. I fix computers on the side for them when there busy helping customers and doing shipping, im an AV tech i deal with tall the electronics being shipped out to the service center and its a real pain i want to become a Cadet so i can do some real work, and maybe after that i can open my own shop :D 
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 1:43:06 PM

Here is a question I asked one of my Geek Squad agents friday... almost word for word.


Me: Hay I have a old alienware laptop that I was hoping to get current. Can you sell me a new video card and install it for me? And how much would the labor be?

(This GSA was their leader)
GSA: Im sorry but laptops can not be upgraded that way. They are basicly a motherboard and thats it. If you want, we can design a new computer to go with the video card you are thinking of using.

Me: No, I want to do what I can to get my laptop upgraded.

GSA: Well we can always max out the ram on your computer. That should be enough.

Me: It is maxed out..

GSA: Hmm, well if you want we can send in your laptop to our corperate Geek Squad HQ and they can see what they can do.

Me: No. I guess I will just buy a new laptop.
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Seee...... I hate this. They BS their way though the conversation in hopes you wont notice their ignorance. I would have respected a "Im not sure, but I can look that up for you" answer far more then an attempt to sound convincing. I hope your BB has more quality people.
October 30, 2006 2:49:59 PM

I know what you mean. There are the people that will try to sound smart, and screw the customer over, and there are the genuine helping kind that don't get the respect they deserve.

I was at Best Buy getting a game or something, and naturally took a walk through the hardware to see if there were any open box/clearance items with good prices (sometimes there are.) I was near the video cards and heard the tech guy telling an older man that the Radeon X800 Pro was "the best card you can buy, and will run ANY game you throw at it on high visual settings." That made me laugh and I walked around the isle and saw they were asking somewhere around $340 for it. (still are) I looked and saw they had 7900GT's for $305 after a $25 instant rebate or something.

My friend picked up the 7900GT and we intercepted the guy on his way to the cashier and explained how it was the better card and was cheaper. He was very thankful and I think he should have bought me something.
October 30, 2006 2:58:36 PM

That's an awesome story man.

I used to work for the Canadian counterpart, Futureshop. In IPG selling graphics cards and they forced me to sell crap that had a huge profit for them. Claiming it's the best since sliced bread. I quit because they were more interested in selling crap and having marginal returns than selling less but with lower returns and better rapport.

Stupid corporate box stores...
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 3:15:39 PM

I just found out the company I am with is dressing up as Best Buy Geek Squad agents. This will be fun.
October 30, 2006 3:22:24 PM

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Best buy has nothing to do with the quality of products. A sony there is the same as a sony on New Egg.

What a revelation! Here I thought a Sony at BB would be a Zenith at Newegg! :o 
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 3:28:26 PM

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Everybody makes crappy products. Best buy just seems to get the most of them....
...



I dont remember Zenith being a great brand... am I missing something?
October 30, 2006 3:53:39 PM

No I don't.

I'm aware of the company.

I misread the comment and thought it was being used in the context of being a zenith in quality. Not that they would switch brands :p 
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 3:56:00 PM

It was being used that way. But the comment was also a big "duh" on me, and now I put a big "duh" on you.
October 30, 2006 4:57:53 PM

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Best buy has nothing to do with the quality of products. A sony there is the same as a sony on New Egg.


Very True, their terrible customer service and the general lack of knowledge of their sales people is the reason why they stink.


the computer sales people always come to us (geek squad ) for information

i got my weekly briefing on whats coming, its a giant packet we have to go through and read

today it was about windows vista

( alot of my fellow employees called it a MAC OSx rip off )

.....so true indeed

Thats funny, since if I recall correctly, a lot of OSX is borrowed from BSD on the back end.
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 5:02:41 PM

Yep. OSX is a linux OS (more or less) such as BSD. Too bad thats hard to explain to most Mac users (the ones who say Vista is just coping them).
October 30, 2006 5:19:17 PM

I pulled that little fact out on a kid just a few minutes ago at lunch. He didn't believe me and said "I'm going to Wikipedia it" and I said bring it on :p  He is a diehard Mac user btw.
October 30, 2006 5:21:43 PM

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uber_g breaking face plates left and right not giving a fcuk.

Sony is making crap now anyways. Ever since their batteries started blowing up they've been cutting corners to save their butts.

I wish I had access to a Blu-Ray so that I could flex my mad geek skills and snap it into bits ;) .


I agree, but I think it started a LONG time ago when Sony took over production of EverQuest. Seems odd I know, but if you ask anyone who played EQ from the get go, after Sony took over, it's gone down hill since.

As is the same with a number of other games *cough* The Matrix Online *cough* (there was a game that had a terrific idea, leave it to Sony to screw the players)
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 5:26:11 PM

Best MMORPG was Lineage2, untill they made it frendly to wimps who didnt like getting killed for no reason.
October 30, 2006 5:31:00 PM

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Best MMORPG was Lineage2, untill they made it frendly to wimps who didnt like getting killed for no reason.


In my opinion the best MMO was Dark Age of Camelot, I still believe it has an unrivaled PvP system.
a b G Storage
October 30, 2006 5:33:47 PM

Never played it. But I liked lineage2 for the fact that there was no PVE and PVP server, they were all the same.
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