Tech Shed

The Tech Shed is a Technology Access Program (TAP) providing affordable computers, repair services and technical support to low-income earners.
We are a Microsoft Third Party Refurbisher (MTPR), providing affordable computers for pensioners, disability, education, students, charities, and more.

Come in, or call us and we can discuss your needs. We have full packages starting as low as $165:

Desktop Computer Packages

Platinum Package

  • Core i5 or i7 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD Burner

From:
$245

Gold Package

  • Core2Duo or Core i3 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB RAM
  • DVD ROM

From:
$165

All Desktop Computer packages come with a 19” Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Cables, and a 6-month hardware guarantee. (Guarantee excludes batteries. Conditions apply.)

Laptop Packages

Platinum Package

  • Core i5 or i7 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 4GB RAM

From:
$265

Gold Package

  • Core2Duo or Core i3 CPU
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 4GB RAM

From:
$185

All Laptop packages come with a Power Adapter, Carry Bag, and a 6-month hardware guarantee. (Guarantee excludes batteries. Conditions apply.)

Repairs and Tech Support

The Tech Shed operates a repairs department for MS Windows based computers and laptops. Here is a basic list of services that we offer:

  • Viruses and Malware

  • Hardware Replacement

  • PC/Laptop Diagnostics
  • Data Backup & Restoration

  • Operating System Clean-up

  • Performance Improvements

If you need assistance with your computer or laptop, come in or call us and we can discuss our options.

Diagnostic Work

$20

30 Minute Session

Booking Required

$30

Standard Repair

Replacement hardware at additional cost

$50

Donations

The Tech Shed operates through the charitable donations of companies and individuals.

If you have IT equipment that you would like to donate, functional or not, please contact us or drop-in to reception and we will gladly receive your donation. All Items received will either be refurbished to go to people in need, or dismantled and sent to an e-Waste recycler which keeps it out of landfill.

We ACCEPT

WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Computers

  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • All-in-Ones

SERVERS

  • Tower
  • Rack Mount
  • Storage Arrays

Networking

  • Switches
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Firewalls
  • Cables

UPS

  • Tower
  • Rack Mount
  • Power Board

Accessories

  • Mice
  • Keyboards
  • Cables
  • Hard Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • NAS

MONITORS

  • LCD & LED

PRINTERS

  • Inks
  • Toner

PHONES

  • Mobile
  • VoIP
  • Landline

CRT MONITORS

 

If you have many items to donate, then give us a call and we can organise a time to come and pick up the items. Pickups will incur a small fee.

Your Data

There is no need to be concerned about your personal or corporate data when you donate technology. Every HDD, SSD, and USB device goes through a data destruction using specialised software which conforms to the NIST 800-88 standard.

If you require a certificate of data destruction for your devices, please talk with us and we can work with you.

Our Volunteers

The Tech Shed is staffed almost exclusively by volunteers from the community, Work-for-the-Dole, NDIS, and Community Services. The skills of our team range from beginners who are keen to learn, to those who have years of experience in the IT industry. This provides our volunteers with opportunities to gain IT and employability skills.

Canberra City Care
20 Cartwright Street
Charnwood ACT

Open Tuesday to Friday
10 am – 3 pm

02 6196 8630

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