720 9th St., Lower Level  (basement of The Regulator)
Durham, NC 27705
No appointment necessary!


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Reliable, cost-effective repairs

The Computer cellar can work wonders on a damaged PC laptop or desktop, iMac, MacBook, or just about any other type of computer. Hardware issues? Not a problem. We can diagnose issues with power supplies, hard drives, RAM, CPU, or logic board and help you find a solution to fit your budget. Viruses and spyware? We’ve got the best techs in the game ready to help take them out. Got an older laptop you want to be faster? (Maybe even faster than it was when you bought it?) We’ve got affordable upgrade solutions available.

We provide quick service, thorough inspections, and reliable repairs, and we stand proudly behind our work. We take the time to explain the problem, and explain how we can fix it. There are other resources in and around Durham, but you won’t find an easier, more enjoyable, or more cost-effective repair experience anywhere else!

*looking for mobile device/phone/tablet repair? We don’t do that, but we know some awesome local people that do! Click here for our recommendations.

Quality, affordable refurbished computers

We also sell affordable, reliable refurbished laptop and desktop computers. Everything we offer has come from legitimate sources including electronics reclaimers and recyclers from the local area. All computers are thoroughly cleaned, tested, and repaired when necessary, then receives a clean install of its operating system with no bloatware, and gets an assortment of free, useful utilities such as the fantastic open-source, Microsoft Office-compatible suite LibreOffice, virus and malware protection, and modern, secure web browsers with ad-blocking extensions and anti-phishing protection.

Our core rule of refurbished computers is that we would not ever sell you something we wouldn’t be confident in selling to our own families or friends.

Local pick-up for your convenience

We’re happy to pick up and drop off your computer if you are disabled or unable to visit us in person (we’re handicapped-accessible via our back door, by the way!). If you live within a 3-mile radius, we’ll pick up your broken computer and drop it off again for free (additional surcharge if extensive on-site assistance is needed). If we need to go a little further to pick up, you can see our extended pick-up rates here.

Personal, friendly service and communication

When you call, visit our office, or email us via our contact page, you’re talking to the very same people who work tirelessly to keep your computer running. We pride ourselves on our small team of motivated, savvy individuals who combine their personal, friendly service with a sense of humor, and the utmost respect for you, your computer, and your personal data. We always take the time to explain what’s ailing your computer with patience, and in terms that you can understand.

Locally owned and operated

Our office is conveniently located in the Heart of Durham, on bustling 9th Street, in the basement of The Regulator Bookshop. There’s multiple convenient entrances – you can come in the back entrance, the side entrance on Alley 8, or through the front entrance of the bookstore and down the stairs. 

The Computer Cellar is an American owned and operated small business, made up of a small team of local men and women that love Durham and Ninth Street and their amazing communities.

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