Apple computer tech help available at several area businesses

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there a qualified Apple computer technician in our area? I’m trying to save a trip to Portland. I need a general cleanup of my laptop.

You are my A.M. go-to every weekday. I lived in Florida for 20 years and missed your columns! — Carroll, Lewiston

ANSWER: In the Rolodex, I have Angela Carter in Greene. She may be able to come to you or help you remotely. For more information, visit her website at You can email her at [email protected] or give her a call at 520-9573.

I also have ACS—Action Computer Services ( It is in Lewiston, provides remote service and has an email form on its website. You can call them at 786-8740.

There is also Josh at Nerd Barn at the Topsham Fair Mall (, [email protected], 992-NERD). He can also help you remotely.

Buck Buchanan at PCS—Professional Computer Services (,[email protected], 784-6295) may also be able to help you in person or remotely.

FYI: When I talked to Buck, I learned something new. He also rents business phone systems. Who knew there was such a thing?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Could you please give me the names of sewing machine repair shops in the Lewiston-Auburn area? I enjoy your column. Thank you for the help you provide. — No name, Turner

ANSWER: In the Rolodex, I have Carolann’s Sewing Machine Repair in Minot (312-1424). Carolann’s is a family-owned sewing machine repair shop that handles all models. They are also an authorized Juki sales and repair center, and they sharpen scissors!

I also have Jim Morrison at Western Maine Machines at 43 Exchange St. in Rumford ([email protected], , 507-1257.)

If that’s too far for you to go, you can drop your machine off at Paul’s Shoe Repair at 350 Lisbon St. in Lisbon. The number there is 514-6800.

Western Maine Machines is a full Brother dealer, along with Elna home sewing machines. Morrison can also get Juki, Consew, Highlead, Stitchline and several other industrial brands. He is the go-to person for all parts, needles and supplies. The company is recommended by Ron at Cote Bros. Sewing Machines of Turner, who retired recently.

Yet another option…