/ Computing and Information Technology

Computer Repair and Recommendations

Are you getting a lot of pop-ups lately? Is your computer running slow? Macbook giving you a sad face? We can help!

While we can't promise that we can fix every issue, we have trained staff on hand that are here for you.

Free Personal Computer Repair

Diagnosis and minor fix-ups are free to all Hope College faculty, staff and students.

Computer drop-off hours are during CIT's regular business hours, which are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Diagnosis and repair times vary depending on the time of the year. 


New students, faculty and staff often ask us for recommendations on what computer to buy. While there's no right answer, we do have a couple of general suggestions.

A typical laptop lasts around five years or so. A laptop with a solid state drive (SSD) is ideal because SSDs have no moving parts. Laptops tend to get bumped around a lot. SSDs are also much faster than regular spinning hard drives.

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