Nik. Plutenko
Nik. Plutenko

Nik. Plutenko

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Introduction: A little about myself: Hello my name is Nik. I am a recently graduated Computer Science major student from Lake Washington Institute of Technology and an avid computer builder. I built my first desktop when I was 13 which fueled my interest in computers. My current wish is to help people who may not be as knowledgeable in computers and potentially open my own computer-related business. My offers/capabilities: Building: My main strength in computers is building. I can assemble the most suitable computer for most needs be it for gaming, office or general use while remaining inside of your budget. When building, I will do my best to assure that all parts are installed correctly and once finished, I will guarantee all parts work to their best potential to satisfy your needs, making sure the computer is ready to go. Part Replacement: I can safely replace damaged desktop computer parts as well as upgrade outdated parts which range from processors to storage. When replacing storage parts, I am knowledgeable in copying/cloning the data from the old drive(s) to the new one if requested. Storage: Along with the physical work, I offer storage cleaning, for example wiping all data prior to selling a computer or refreshing for new users. I can also clone a storage device to multiple other ones which can be used in different computers that are intended to have similar capabilities (Instead of setting up each computer individually), for example classroom computers. I can attempt to do bulk, just inform me of how much computers are being setup. General help/Data recovery: If your computer or laptop runs slower than it had a couple years back, I can offer some options in speeding it up. If your computer is operating oddly or does not boot up to desktop, I may be able to repair it, or at least recover data from it that seems unreachable or lost. I take privacy seriously and will NOT copy or steal any private data or information that is on any storage device that I do not own. (For Android/Arm device ONLY) If you have a recently deceased relatives phone that is locked behind a 4 or 6 number pin, I may be able to unlock it for you to retrieve information. Not all devices compatible, but it's worth a try. Other: I am also able to replace laptop parts, however not all. These are limited to the storage and ram (Usually an upgrade), along with minor repairs like damaged charging ports, battery replacement and internal dust cleaning. You can contact me with anything and I will let you know if I am able to do the job along with an estimated cost and time needed to complete it. Cost/Prices: For building, I am whiling to start at 10% of the total and up, depending on the total cost of the parts and time to build. Depending on difficulty and time of other jobs like replacements or upgrades, we can estimate a price up front, these will most likely be under $100 as they may take less time to complete. If you are located within a 1 hour drive (~50 miles from Edmonds), I can come to you for at least $10 to cover the cost of gas. If you are any further (Maximum 2 hour drive/~100 miles.), we will have to make an appointment for when we are both available and choose between meeting at your place (Will estimate gas cost) or if you would like to come to me. * If you are uncomfortable with meeting in person, we can work something out for me to assist you virtually. Cost will differ than usual and I will ask for a security deposit in advance as to not be left out as soon as your problem is solved.

Hired 3 times

Serves Lynnwood, WA

Background checked

1 employee

1 year in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.


3 reviews


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Karl K.
Jan 26, 2023

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Hired on Thumbtack

Nik is a very nice young gentleman, courteous, takes time to explain what he is doing. My wife and I were very happy with his accomplishment.

Details: PC • Laptop • Troubleshooting needed to determine issue • At the pro’s location

Computer Repair
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Mark R.
Dec 29, 2022
Nik setup and connected my new Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote with my rokutv, xfinity dvr and my Sonos system in a reasonable amount of time, while explaining how each system will be controlled using the new remote.
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Colton S.
Jan 11, 2023

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Great man. I appreciated his help.

Details: PC • Desktop • Computer not turning on • Remotely (phone or internet)

Computer Repair
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Nikita Plutenko


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Graduate of Lake Washington Institute of Technology; Holder of Associates degree in Computer Security and Networking Technology

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    Setting up a multi-game server hosting machine; Able to run multiple different video game servers for other players to join via IP; Ongoing project, 9+ hours

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