Jeff B.Yoga Instructor
I brought my almost 10 year old broken external hard drive in after being told many years ago by 2 other data recovery companies that it could not be salvaged unless I wanted to pay upward of $1000. Within less than a week, Noel had recovered it all for a fraction of the previously quoted price from 10 years ago. So happy to have all of my old photos and videos from 200-2009 now recovered. Thanks Noel!
Brian H.Yelp Elite 2019
They were able to recover all 31GB on my data for a lot cheaper than the other places charged (trust me, I looked). I highly recommend them.
Casey M.Jazz Musician
Noel is patient and honest. I recommend BYOD for data recovery solutions.
Alina Z.Wedding Photographer
I appreciate the work! I had problem with my flash drive. And I couldn't take files from it. It were really important pictures and videos. And thanks to BYOD computer services, I recovered the files. I'm happy! Pleasant communication and understanding of my problem and solution. Great!!
I really appreciate the honest, communicative service Noel provided me. My old 2010 MacBook stopped charging, and it turns out that living in Ktown means power surges will sometimes fry your devices! Baagh. Noel was able to order the hardware needed to recover files from my old laptop, recover most of my files, and transfer them onto my new laptop.
Jose M.Real Estate Attorney
Great company. My desktop could not reboot and we had files that we could not lose. BYOD came to the rescue. Within 24 hours BYOD was able to retrieve the documents and photos on the hard drive and reinstall the OS. Very prompt service at a price less than 1/2 others have quoted to do the same job.
David E.Music Producer
I wish I could give more that 5 stars. Noel is the best. So patient, kind, knowledgeable and professional. He really cares about what he does and goes above and beyond to take care of your data.
San C.Computer Animator
I like to think of Noel as 'The First Noel' because he responded to me first and also because he was my personal (computer) savior. He was very professional and trustworthy and he miraculously managed to recover all the data from my damaged hard drive. He was very generous with his time and spare hard drives and also offered to help me diagnose the repair for my laptop free-of-charge. I can't thank him enough, thank you Noel!
Duchess T.Cal State Professor
As others have already mentioned, Noel is really responsive. Not only responsive, he provides updates throughout the day and provides realistic outcomes. I really appreciated his transparency and the reality that I may not get my stuff back. With that said, he offered kind words and consoled me like a therapist. Best of all, he retrieved my data in 2 days. I think kindness and empathy go a long way and compared to his competitors, was the most human in his interactions. Thank you Noel, I hope I don't have to use your services again, but if I do, I know I'm in excellent hands!
Professoreric M.USC Professor
I had a family film that was on a hard drive, something that to me was irreplaceable. The drive suddenly died and I feared I'd lost my grandmother and grandfather's archived films from the 50's. I was devastated.Luckily Noel saved it and was very gracious about the entire process. Once he gave me back the data on my new drive, he waited until I confirmed that all was well before deleting the backup on his server. Professional, affordable, skilled, personable. Thats a winning combination!
Wendy C.Business Executive
We took him 2 company hard drives that crashed within days of each other. One was mine and had SO much information that I use every day, I was lost. Now I know that our system doesn't back up each computer, I am doing that from now on. He recovered everything on both hard drives! Thank you thank you.
Seung Eun C.Food Blogger
Excellent service. Dropped and shattered my Iphone. Ugh! Thank goodness it was still working and did a quick yelp search and found BYOD. 181 5 star reviews are true. Make mine the 182nd please! Thanks Yelp!
Margaret L.PhD Grad Student
My boss' computer stopped working and he thought all his data was gone (he is not one to backup his data). He's a professor and hours of power point presentations for all his classes were part of that data. I was lucky I discovered BYOD! Not only was he able to retrieve all the data, I was able to get it the next day. His prices are very reasonable and he said if he was not able to do it I would owe nothing. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and fair. I highly recommend BYOD for the best tech support.
Nathan K.Apple Employee
Noel at BYOD, was incredibly helpful and insightful with my data loss situation. He gave me some options and tried various tactics to restore some hard drives that had been surged with electricity due to a power outage... he was honest and upfront with a very fair price. Highly recommend Noel BYOD!!
Shiku W.USC Student
Great Experience! I'm a student at USC and I came in to fix my macbook pro retina screen which was cracked in the corner. I had looked at various highly rates places on Yelp in the area and chose to go with Noel because he offered the best price, and the quickest time. He also replied to my Yelp messages quickest and ordered the part as soon as I said I would come, so it arrived promptly. I was very pleased with the service!
Prinye J.Hip-hop Artist
Great customer service! I got my iPhone 5s screen fixed here and they did a great job. I was able to sit and watch as he worked. Within 15-20mins, my iPhone was fixed and looked completely brand new. Thank you so much! You guys are lifesavers!
Jay P.Graphic Designer
Like a total idiot, I dropped my laptop on the ground and bent the flashdrive that was connected to it. All of my files for school were on that drive (with no backups saved anywhere) and because the flashdrive was bent, I couldn't get any computer to read it (I tried on at least 5). After a quick search, I found BYOD and THANK GOD I did. I brought the drive into Noel who worked his magic and recovered all my files within 24 hours. Because of Noel, I won't fail my classes (or, at least, I'll only be able to blame myself if I do).
Kw K.UCLA Student
My sony vaio hard drive went bad and along with it were all my files from my school. I brought it to another computer placr and they told me that the files could not be recovered at all. So i searched some more on yelp and found BYOD and called in for an appointment. The technician gave me a very reasonable quote for data recovery and very next day he was able to return my trusted sony with most of my files intact. Great technical service with very reasonable price. Thank you for saving my files and i will highly recommend you to all my classmates at my school.
Paromita S.USC Grad Student
Noel is incredibly incisive and helpful. My laptop malfunctioned because of an unauthorized Windows update, and my computer manufacturer wanted me to ship it to them for repairs (replace motherboard, etc). Noel was sympathetic to the fact that I simply cannot do without my laptop for a whole week in the middle of the semester, and he installed all the necessary software updates in an hour! The price was affordable and the service was excellent!
Lu W.USC Grad Student
My Macbook Air screen cracked and I can see lines coming down on the left side of the screen...I searched a few places to get this fixed because the Apple store wanted to charge me a lot. I found BYOD since it was kinda close to USC and they really did a great job not to mention also had the best quote that I got.. Service is friendly and also pretty quick! Also gave me a student discount for being a USC grad student! Thanks!
Jessica K.CA-based Artist
BYOD was quick to answer calls and open on the weekend. I got an awesome deal because I know..everyone else was charging an arm and a leg! With the check in bonus I was able to get a whole new screen in less than 20 minutes for 79.00 plus a few extra dollars tip!
Rosalina A.Real Estate Agent
After the hard drive on my MacBook Pro crashed, I frantically searched for data recovery service that wouldn't charge me an arm and a leg. I'm SO GLAD I found BYOD Computer Services. Noel quoted me $149, but said it would be free if he wasn't able to recover any data. Within a few hours of leaving my laptop, I got a call from Noel saying that he was able to recover everything. How incredible!
Had a system failure with my external HD and every other company was charging $400.00+ other cheaper options required meeting at someone's apartment and an overall situation I was reluctant about. But BYOD computer services is located in a nice office building and as soon as I met Noel, I felt at ease. The process was so easy and quick, he had my hard drive available within 2 days and all my data was recovered for $149.00. Really glad I found this place, will be coming back here if I have issues with anything else.
Victoria D.Legal Assistant
My laptop has been a pain since it's automatic Windows update. Audio was gone, the control panel is just a white screen and everything was super slow. Since I've only been here in LA for less than a year, I am too anxious to have it repaired because I'm scared of being ripped off. I went to Yelp to look for a trustworthy computer repair shop. I chose BYOD because of its great reviews. Noel is very courteous, friendly and a true blue professional. He explained to me what the problem was and even educated me on what he needs to do to fix my laptop. I knew right then and there, my laptop is in good hands. Fast, affordable, and efficient! I'm glad I made the right choice! I highly recommend BYOD to anyone looking for a reliable laptop repair shop. 🙂
Rida Q.Cal Poly Pomona Student
*I had my laptop repaired a couple months ago. I kept getting the BSoD (blue screen of death) and it was soo annoying. I went here to get a quote and it was pretty good because I didn't have a back up file. In no time my laptop was fixed and I've had no issue thus far. All my files were there and the experience was quick. Highly recommended it.
Daphna H.Author / Life Coach
Noel of BYOD came highly recommended by a friend who'd found him online. She was right! BYOD is not only knowledgeable and effective, but they guarantee their work! They don't charge for "telling you what's wrong" (like a doctor who collects pay for giving a diagnosis of a disease he can't cure!). If they can't fix it, they give you your money back. Well, they did fix my laptop, but knowing that they stood behind their work gained my loyalty big time! BYOD is going to be "my" computer company and the one I refer all my friends to from here on out!
William G.Professional Photographer
Amazing service. Had a 2012 MacMini with a failing hard drive. Went to the Apple Store and they didn't have the hard drive, had to wait 4 days for them to get it, went in again with my MacMini then told me it would take 5 days for it to get repaired. Found BYOD on here, called Noel and he said he would be able to do it same day. Ended up saving $30 on top of that too! Highly recommend coming here for your computer needs. Fast, friendly and professional.
Shawn A.Best Selling Author
A letter on my MacBook Air keyboard was sticking and my Apple Care plan had expired. It was time to shop for a quality, honest repair shop that didn't charge Apple-repair prices. I found THE guy...and THE place. Honest...reliable...fairly priced...and 100% customer-service oriented, BYOD Computer Services is the place to go. It's just one of those special places where you sincerely smile after paying. Businesses could really learn something from Noel on how to treat a customer. He's an "A+" guy who 100% goes the extra mile. I have finally found THE computer guy...and that's very, very cool.
Claudia P.Graphic Designer
I dropped my macbook pro and ended up with a broken LCD screen. After calling Melrose Mac, Apple, and several local places that gave me hideous quotes, I happened to stumble across Noel on yelp who offered the most affordable cost for replacement. Based on the positive reviews I gave it a go. He was honest and upfront from the start about ordering parts (he even showed me the cost of it prior to ordering) and did not ask me for a deposit as other places had. As soon as the part arrived he fixed it within a few hours and even allowed me to come during after hours to pick it up! Super helpful, amazing service, and very knowledgeable in his skills. If I ever have any other broken devices I will be coming back to Noel. Highly recommended.
Sarah C.School Teacher
I dropped my phone and my screen went black. The horror! After trying all of the tips and tricks I could find online (without actually having to open my phone), I got on my laptop last night and got busy yelping. I requested price quotes from a few highly rated phone repair places and Noel was the first to reply. I went in first thing this morning. Noel quickly got to work opening up my phone and fixing it up as good as new. I am so relieved! He was very nice and service was quick. He even gives a 30 day warranty on service. I would definitely go back to Noel with any tech issues. He's upstairs, Suite 203, of an office building on Catalina (cross street 6th). I found metered street parking very nearby.
Janie O.USC Student
I came to BYOD Computer Services after I dropped my phone on the floor. I went to Noel within the hour and he fixed my phone within 20 minutes. No waiting; no need to make appointments. He's extremely courteous, professional, and efficient. I highly recommend his services. He also charges less than other places around central Los Angeles. Great for students who live near USC.
Erick A.UCLA Student
Noel is great! He fixed my iPhone 5s twice when my screen broke he has such great prices I definitely recommend him. Other places were asking over 100 to fix my iphone, the. I saw his ad on CL i came in he fixed it fast. He's fast and does things right. On the second time I came in I checked in on yelp and I got a free screen protector. If you're looking for a place to fix your phone Noel is your guy!
Joanna K.USC Student
Noel is the best! I cracked my ipad mini screen really bad & when i took it to him, he said he'd try to get it fixed that same day.. But he finished in like an hour or so!! I was sooo happy i even offered him extra cash as a tip, but he politely refused and said that it was ok. He did such an awesome job & best of all, he only charged me $119 when EVERY OTHER PLACE in LA quoted me $160 or more. No shit, this place is awesome! At first i was skeptical becuz he works out of a small insurance office, but dont let that keep u from saving money & time & getting the best i-device repair experience around. (He even gave my dog water--an all around nice guy!!) thank u Noel!!
Chad M.Registered Nurse
this guy is awesome!! he was able to fix my ipad and ready to replace with a new one since my ipad screen is all white and dead! i saved a few hundred dollars... worth visiting his shop after yelping around!
Kathy A.UCLA Teacher
Spilled some tea on my Macbook Pro and the computer just froze and wouldn't turn on at all. Its only now that I realized that I have thousands of photos and videos from way back and I had no back up plan. Took it to the apple store and they couldn't do anything. Took it to two other Mac places in Hollywood. Nothing. Searched some more on Yelp and found BYOD. The guy Noel gave me a quote and told me to wait for his call. The next day I get the call and got the best news for Thanksgiving ! All my photos, videos and documents all intact. What three other places couldn't do, this guy did it ! Thank you you're a lifesaver !!
Gaurav S.USC MBA Student
I dropped my laptop 2 days before an important exam. A friend suggested Noel's BYOD Computer Services. Noel was a big help. He navigated me on the phone to his office building. My laptop's hard-disk was damaged. Noel was able to recover most of the data, install a new hard-disk and reinstalled a new Windows 10. He even installed a 1 TB hard-disk even though my earlier was 500 GB for no extra cost. Noel is very popular among USC and UCLA students. Highly recommended for any mobile/computer repairs!!!
Lisa H.USC Student
I am a student of USC and had a broken macbook pro. Noel was super helpful and fix my screen for much less time than apple store. So he was the first to go to when I dropped my phone in the water. I can not believe that he was able to RECOVER DATA and photo are on phone. SUPER QUICK, SUPER HELPFUL.
Ralph H.Music Producer
noel is a genius, he saved my life as far as recovering 12 years of valuable musical compositions that was locked on my "going bad" seagate drive.. within a fast turn around period of about 48 hrs., joel had all my files recovered and backup on the new drive... he's amazing!!