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Computer and Device Repairs


The C&IT Help Desk offers walk-in computer diagnostic and repair services exclusively to Wayne State University students, faculty and staff for personal, non-University owned computers.

WSU departments that have University-owned computers in need of service should contact their local technical support staff.

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff, Retirees

Getting Started

Drop in anytime during business hours for a free consultation. Many problems can be resolved for free while you wait.

If you are seeking out a specific service listed below or you have a larger problem with your computer that will take some time to resolve, we recommend calling at 313-577-4357 so technicians can get an idea of the scope of your problem. From there, they can determine how to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.

Services Offered

The C&IT Help Desk provides free and discounted computer repair services for hardware and software issues including failed hard drives, virus/spyware detection and removal, and connections to WSU networks.

The C&IT Help Desk will provide front counter computing diagnostics and repair at no charge (approx. 20 minutes max). If your problem cannot be resolved at the front counter, you may choose any of our paid services.

Turnaround time for paid services is typically three to five business days. If you need to use a computer while yours is being repaired, try one of the many computer labs that are available on WSU campus.




Security Tune-up (OS reinstallation)


Hardware upgrades and installation (memory, modem, network card, hard drives, etc.)

$20.00 each

Data Backup

Starting at $30.00

Software installation

Starting at $10.00

For a full list of prices please consult the C&IT Help Desk Repairs Price List. The Help Desk accepts major credit cards, money orders and OneCard. Wayne State employees can pay by check.

C&IT Help Desk Repairs Terms of Service

System Requirements

The C&IT Help Desk offers support for:
  • Windows: Dual Core Intel or equivalent, 2GB RAM, Windows Vista SP2 or later
  • Apple: Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.x

Getting Help