Bay Area Computer Repairs Computer Repair & Data Backup in San Bruno, CA

   Excellent from 23 reviews
Our hometown computer repair company in Hillsborough, CA and Burlingame, CA Get your computer repair done right the first time.

Tired of dragging your computer into the local big box store just to be told they can't help you or just try to sell you a new machine? How about the local computer doctor that keeps coming out to fix the same problem over and over again? We offer fast and affordable on-site service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We will get it fixed right the first time.

We can also provide computer network setup as well as SOHO ( Small Office , Home Office ) wireless or wired networking environments including Workgroup, Homegroup, and peer to peer Service environments.

YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME: Fast response times, many times same day appointments are available for on-site repairs No costly travel charges for on-site support. Free quotes for repairs. Know what your repair will cost before we start. 100% satisfaction-guaranteed results These are some of our more popular computer repair offerings. Our repair options are not limited to this list. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Computer Diagnostics Hardware Installation Laptop Repair PC Repair Virus Removal Malware Removal Data Recovery Disaster Recovery Operating System Install (Windows & Mac OSX Custom Computer Builds Computer Setup Printer Setup Questions? Call or Text now! 415-368-8544 SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
  • Computer Repair & Maintenance
  • Data Backup & Recovery
  • Email Solutions
  • Hardware Installation
  • IT Support
  • Laptop Repair
  • Mac Repair
  • Network Support & Administration
  • New System Setup
  • Operating System Support
  • Remote Support
  • Software Installation
  • Virus & Spyware Removal
Areas Served
San Bruno , Millbrae , Burlingame , San Mateo , Daly City , Belmont , San Mateo
Payment Options
Cash, Personal Checks, PayPal, Venmo
Business Details
  • Licensed
  • Established in 2008 (14 years in the business)
  • Number of employees: 1
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Contact Person Neil Prasad
E-mail Address
Phone Number (415) 368-8544
Mobile Phone (415) 368-8544
City San Bruno, CA
Zip Code 94066
Address 824 El Camino Real Apt 1
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Associations and Certifications
  • CompTIA
  • Better Business Bureau
CompTIABetter Business Bureau
Products and Services
We will optimize, clean and troubleshoot your computer and remove malware to ensure your computer is in perfect athletic shape. Our services include auditing your security settings, configure anti-virus and anti-spyware; scan computer and quarantine viruses and block spyware, adware, pop-up ads and phishing attacks.
Do you need software support, troubleshooting, or upgrades? Does your computer reboot by itself, give you a Blue Screen Error and fail to load up Windows properly? If so we can help solve your problems. We can troubleshoot software that is acting weird or not working at all.
Data loss can be an incredibly stressful ordeal. We empathize with what you're going through. It can cost you a huge amount of money for one simple mistake Not backing up your files!! We are not going to scold you, we all fail to do it consistently, but we can do is help you get your data back and provide some resources to make sure that you don't make the same mistake twice.
Reviews and Testimonials
   Excellent from 23 reviews
  Testimonial by Russell Jones
I would strongly recommend Neil and Bay Area Computer Repairs. I came to him in an absolute panic, my previous IT guy had said my data was backed up on Google Drive, and then when my Laptop died a blue screen of death, I learned the data was not in the cloud. Confidently and quickly, Neil got the the hard drive out of the dead laptop and immediately put the data on my portable HHD. Great Service.
  Testimonial by John Taylor
A GREAT FIND! This is my second time here for my MacBook repair. Just like my prior visit, Neil was knowledgable, fast, efficient and so reasonably priced. He wont try to sell you anything you don't need; service or product. A very trustworthy person; its quite apparent when you meet him. He's at the top of his game. Wouldn't even consider going to anyone else. Thank you again Neil Always a pleasure to do business with you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A+++++
  Testimonial by Sean Marchetti
Great Experience! Computer was constantly on the freeze I had taken it somewhere else for repair but the issues persisted; Neil worked tirelessly on my PC and kept me informed the entire time. He was able to properly diagnose and fix the issue associated with my computer and he even upgraded my operating system. Great and tireless service and I didn't have to buy a new computer . This is the 2nd time i am using his service believe me he is good . He told me i don't like to be rushed and i will get it right . i understand rushed job is bad job i gave him enough time did not bug him he did call me in 2 days and showed me the work . A+++ SERVICE could not be any happier.
  Testimonial by Kevin Griffin
I've been to this computer repair store at least 2 times and have failed to write a review until now. Neil has helped me cure my laptop and desktops from the viruses that brought them to there knees. He cleared the problem, installed Anti virus protection and saved the important stuff. And in every case had my computer back to me the next day.
  Testimonial by Keith Fretty
Absolutely amazing! My PC is like got virus. I took it to 2 places to no available. One replaced the hard drive but the problem reappeared a week later. Another one straight up offered to do the same thing. Both did not have anything else to think of after their solution did not work out.

Until...I found Bay Area Computer Repairs on yelp! Neil at first offered the same suspicion too. But soon he found out a faulty cable. I got it fixed just for 75$. I re-upgraded my graphics card and SDD for overall 440$!
Definitely recommend this place! Would not go anywhere. Go to him and I will not regret.
  Testimonial by Gabriel K.
Problems that this business solved or assisted on -

Preparing Automatic Repair Loop for Windows 10,
Motherboard Not Recognizing RAM in DIMM slots,
Cleaning Motherboard with unique processes and materials,
Proper reinstallation of Windows 10 & Associated drivers.

I had these issues in this order, and they were were all repaired or assisted by Neil. I was originally given a timetable of 2 days which was cut down to a single day - incredibly quick turnaround, given the curious nature of the issues at hand. Service was prompt, professional, and patient, which is my favorite combination of traits in any business or service.

I drove to the business in San Bruno myself, dropped off my PC, and it was in excellent hands. While I hope I won't Need to retain his services again, should said need arise, I'd be completely comfortable seeking his support again. You should too.
  Testimonial by Kenneth H.
Neil is my neighbor, I live across the street from his store, I brought my computer for him to fix on a Sunday morning, which he supposed to be closed on that day but he took me anyway! The repair was very efficient and goood craftsmanship, he got my computer to work in one hour, and my computer didn't work again next week, and Neil fixed again for me for free which is a window problem. What a great neighbor to have! Thank you Neil!
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by Janet M. from Daly City, CA on Dec 02, 2018
As an online student working on my Bachelors Degree, it was vital that my computer was operating at a high level. I only lost one day from class, my computer was taken in the morning and by mid noon I received a call back. I was able to pick-up my computer by the early evening on the same day.
Not only was the service promptly addressed, I was given helpful hints for the future on how to maintain and avoid all high risk.
I have already recommended to fellow workers and friends Bay Area Computer Repairs.
Computer users if you need emergency service right now, this is the connection you need and use.

Janet forever
I recommend this business
I have already recommended to fellow workers and friends Bay Area Computer Repai
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by Jeff E. from Pacifica, CA on Dec 02, 2018
Words cannot express how great Neal and Bay Area Computer Repair is! Our Dell computer crashed, erasing the windows OS, and along with it 13 years of photos, videos, documents, and memories. Like an idiot, I had no backup. Dell telephone support was unable to restore the OS. They sent a new windows disc, but was still unable to install without wiping any chance of salvage away. I told them I was going to call a local repair guy in a last chance effort to save 13 years worth of data. Yelp showed me the way! With 186 reviews and a solid 5 star rating, I called Neal. This was on a Saturday afternoon. I made an appointment with Neal for Sunday morning. That's right, SUNDAY! By Sunday afternoon, Neal had completely recovered my data, installed a new Windows 7 OS, and even completely cleaned my computer. He provided me with an external backup drive, as well as reinstalled all the lost data onto my restored computer. Neal was AMAZING. He kept me posted each step of the way via telephone, and always confirmed equipment purchases before hand. This is TOP NOTCH customer service. Total cost for the job (Including labor, software, and equipment): under 300 bucks. Total cost for the peace of mind I know have, and resources to avoid the problems next time: Priceless. From now on, Neal and Bay Area Computer Repair are my "go to" team for anything IT related.
I recommend this business
Our Dell computer crashed, erasing the windows OS,
  4 workstation computers and a server for my office
by Paul G. from Pacifica, CA on Dec 02, 2018
I found Neil when we moved to Pacifica about 4 years ago. He first helped us with all of our home computer needs and was great. Hardware, software and virus protection. Then I had him purchase 4 workstation computers and a server for my office. It was the first time I was responsible for upgrading our server and machines but Neil came through with excellent machines, great prices and a quick set-up time. The best thing about Neil is that he always wants to complete a job in the most economical way to pass the savings on to his customer. His hourly rate is also extremely reasonable. I highly recommend Neil for all of your home and small business computer needs!
I recommend this business
  Neil has always done the job promptly and efficiently, which saves everyone time & money.
by Dave S. from Downtown, Los Angeles on Dec 02, 2018
Neil is awesome, very professional and takes care of business. Neil has really saved us on more than one occasion, he really knows his stuff.

Neil has always done the job promptly and efficiently, which saves everyone time & money.

I highly recommend Neil for any Computer related work you may need he will take great care of you
A+ Rating
  Hardworking, honest, and trustworthy person
by Greg S. from Millbrae, CA on Nov 28, 2018
I have recently had the unfortunate experience of finding malware on my PC that made its way into my computer through my job site's supposedly "incorruptible" email system.
Which led me to the wonderful experience of discovering Neil Prasad, owner of Bay Area Computer Repairs.
Neil not only solved all of my problems, but in a jiffy and at a reasonable cost far below the established computer chains.
Neil has also proven to me to be a hardworking, honest, and trustworthy person, dedicated to giving his all in serving and solving his clients problems.
Neil is the single professional I trust with my computer needs.
Bay Area Computer Repairs is the only place you should trust with yours.
I recommend this business
Hardworking, honest, and trustworthy person
  Bay Area Computer Repairs
by Tamara S. from Walnut Creek on Nov 27, 2018
I Found this business in yahoo , I read all the good reviews about Neal and I had a faith about this company I almost don't need to add one, but my experience was so good, it would be wrong not to chime in. This place is the whole package: Neil was kind, responsive, professional, reasonably priced, and completely effective. I'd hoped he could rescue the files off the hard drive in my dead laptop, and he saved them all, with a very quick turnaround, and he couldn't have been nicer. He always returned emails promptly, and never made me feel like he cared It's top-notch, trustworthy service, with a smile. Will call you again incase if I have problem with my computer . it is better to use one guy that you can always count on .
Good customer service
by Etta B. from South San Francisco, CA on Nov 24, 2018
I have had Neil do work on multiple computers and I am very happy with his customer service, reliability and reasonable rates. He is very conscientious, personable and communicated with me regularly from start to finish. He follows up after the repair and offers to complete to satisfaction if there is a problem. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for computer repair and/or service.
I recommend this business
Keyboard change and battery Replacement
  Data Recovery
by Kim R. from Pacifica, CA on Nov 24, 2018
Neil is knowledgeable, efficient, and his services are a great value!
I required data recovery from my old laptop (the laptop itself and its hard drive were total losses). He was able to recover the files and save the recovered files to a new flash drive (which I had purchased elsewhere and brought to him).
An amicable person, Neil offers *very* fair prices.
He is a respectful businessman who treats his customers well. I would recommend him for your computer repair needs.
I recommend this business
Good customer service
  Bay Area Computer Repairs
by Andrea M. from South on Nov 24, 2018
My macbook pro was revived from a liquid damage (totally my fault) and Neil was able to get it up and running. I was quoted 3x more from the Apple store, I'm so glad I went here!

Thanks Neil!
I recommend this business
Macbook Pro professional in fixing it
  Windows 10 Autorepair
by Marc T. from San Francisco, CA on Nov 24, 2018
My computer had run into the Windows 10 Autorepair PC Loop. Now, I hadn't backed up any pictures of my almost 1 year old baby or any of the videos from when I played in a band, so obviously I was freaking out. These are precious and I couldn't afford to lose them.

I tried everything to fix it myself, (using a restore point, booting Win10 from the USB, etc) but all the tips online did not work, and I could not even get past this error screen.

I contacted Neil, told him about the issue. He quickly reassured me that this was a manageable issue. He set up an appointment time that was convenient to me. He was very helpful throughout the whole process.

He verified my hard drive was fine and was able to immediately access my files. This was a huge relief! Within a 24 hours, he had restored my computer AND backed up my files on an external HD that I provided.

Great price, excellent service, and very easy to work with.

He works on both Macs and PCs, so if you have any issues with your computer, go to Neil! Thanks again!
I recommend this business
  Mention Yelp Mke An Appointment Only
by Greg R. from San Mateo on Nov 24, 2018
5 stars REVIEWS 220+ reviews and it's obviously for a reason.

Came in for a situation with an old 2014 Mac laptop, that hadn't turned on for years, and he fixed that in a matter of seconds, determining that it was a problem with power supply. Neil steered me to a new a battery, installed new OS

Neil always super friendly, and accommodating, especially given the fact that he seems to be really busy. Both times that I've been here, he's had lots happy customers, in and out the entire time. I also know he's often out of the office, working on site jobs, but he's still super responsive.


Definitely go here first if you ever run into issues with your PC or MAC.
All 5 star on yelp
  Leonardo F.
by Leonardo F. from South San Francisco, CA on Nov 24, 2018
Brought to my Asus ROG gaming desktop to Neil after it was not booting up properly and stuck in a BIOS loop. He was able to quickly identify the issue with my computer and begin to go to work on it. After only 45min he was able to recognize the issue and then fix it. I'm very happy with the job he has done and will definitely refer anyone with all types of issue to come in and inquire. 5 stars will definitely be back upon need.
I recommend this business
Asus ROG gaming desktop
  Neil is absolutely FANTASTIC
by Danielle F. from San Bruno, CA on Nov 24, 2018
Neil is absolutely FANTASTIC! I was looking for a new computer tech for my parents company (Fern Tile Company, Inc.) and came upon Bay Area Computer Repairs through Yelp. Not only did Neil come out to the home office right away, but he offered new computers at a very reasonable price. A few months after our initial computer set-up (networking Quickbooks and the 2 computers together), we unfortunately accepted a virus into our computer by unknowingly clicking on a resume that had the virus. At the time, we were looking for employees, so clicking on the resume didn't seem to be a threat. Well, it was. I called Neil and he explained to unplug our computers from the internet and he came out right away to help try to recover our files. Luckily, he was able to retrieve all of our data - because of his timely actions, the virus was not able to any of our data. I would HIGHLY recommend Neil to anyone needing his services! He really comes through in any time of need and his fees are very reasonable! Thanks for all of your help, Neil! Greatly appreciated!
I recommend this business
Knows what is he doing.
  I am a very happy recurring 2+yrs Customer
by Laurie P. from Pacifica, CA on Nov 23, 2018
~ I am a very happy recurring 2+yrs Customer ~
* Services provided by Neil October.2018
Dear Yelp'ers, Neil, Bay Area Computer Repairs, in my experience a SUPERSTAR! I am wow'ed by Neil's service over and over again. The most recent service provided; I have a brand new laptop Windows 10 I purchased in 2016. This laptop never worked well. It had countless Windows 10 updates and if it was not updating then DELL was updating. I felt like I could not use this laptop it was too busy updating!!! It was also slow, and finally would not boot-up. Feeling like I had a "lemon", and now it's out of warranty, I brought it to Neil. Doing a diagnostic he found the registry had been corrupt due to Windows 10 update! Neil went straight to work on my laptop. He insured my data was backed up, he did a factory reset (wiped the HD) AND in less than 48-hrs I now have a like-new Laptop!!! The best part Neil listened to my complaints about the way the computer was running, and what I do NOT like about Windows 10. When I brought my laptop home and booted it up I was SO HAPPY and surprised everything I hoped to change about my experience with my laptop and Windows 10... Neil made all my dreams come true! I even have "Windows Classic View Start Menu", Neil de-cluttered unnecessary Windows & Dell features that I do not want, and do not need. Thank You Neil, I couldn't be happier with my experience working with you at Bay Area Computer Repairs!
by Sandra from San Bruno, CA on Mar 17, 2018
Well done job for a complicated virus problem in my
Computer. Proud of you ...Thanks to his expertise!!
I recommend this business
Easy to approach and cheap
  Best service ever received
by Neil Prasad from Millbrae, CA on Dec 08, 2013
Neil did a awesome service repairing my computer. GREAT ADVISE. I got rid of my old computer which was not worth fixing it and bought a computer for cheap and paid Neil to upgrade the memory in the computer. New Computer runs great. Love it. Save me money and time. Neil is the best.
I recommend this business
Close to my House
None of I could think of
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