I recommend Pete very highly. I dropped a glass of water on my MacAir (keyboard) and needed to retrieve data and get the laptop working. After going to Apple store and them recommending services - the total bill was expected to be around $2500 or so far more than a new one- That said, my backups failed and thus needed mine fixed. I found Pete on thumbtack and he was terrifice. 1 Responsive to my inquiry. 2. Diagnosed the problem in layman's terms and explained course of action. 3. Provided price per hour and general estimate. 4. After selecting him (reviewed three others and none came close to Pete's knowledge and real person demeanor) he met me at a place of my choosing and general time, started work right away, forecast certain difficulties he would face - and they came true - then tackled more serious issues during the fix and managed them well all the while communicating with me what he was doing, why, how much time he would spend. In the end, he helped bypass the need to through Apple to fix the entire computer and for about less than 1/2 the cost it would have through them. Pete is very professional and personable, honest, gets the work done while all the while letting you know what's happening - I wish more people i knew did their job this way! Hire him - I would again no questions asked.