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Computer Reviews of Midwest Micro

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This file is filled with individuals' opinions and experiences with Midwest Micro, which sells a wide line of computers and products. The file was originally created by Trevor Black, who generously donated it to the OCBG for inclusion here. The most recent experiences are at the end of this file, although any new opinions and experiences added by readers of the OCBG will be added to the beginning of the file.

If you have bought a computer from them and have not yet made your contribution to this list, simply fill out this review form about your experiences with this company and your review will be added to the top of this file. Thank you and good luck!

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I make no warranties, expressed or implied, about the validity or accuracy of the above opinions or information and disclaim all liability resulting from them. Buyer Beware.

Florida Kid from Pinellas, FL USA
Entry added: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 18:02:45 (EST)

My first "REAL" computer was from Midwest Micro. My brother still uses the case (new MB and CPU to keep up with the times) and I still remember what a pleasure it was to do business with them. One thing that I feel made them a bit more attractive to do business with is that it felt like they were going to treat you like a customer. That.. and their web site was pretty nice about customizing and getting pricing right there. Something rare at the time and we take for granted today.

Carl Rockstrom from Spokane , WA USA
Entry added: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:45:17 (EDT)

I just had to write in again since MWM is gone. I have a previous long and wordy entry back in the 90's. I hope other companies like Dell, HP, and Gateway see the importance of keeping ALL of their customers happy with their products but especially with their customer support after the sale. I'm glad there were many folks that had good experiences with MWM, I know I did to begin with. There is nowhere to go but down if you don't have some well rounded business sense. Here's to all the past good employees at MWM. I hope the ones that brought you down have learned their lesson because I sure don't want to be part of the teaching process again!

Lucas Powerglove from Iowa City, IA USA
Entry added: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 11:23:54 (EST)

I currently run a science fiction Television download website with a Midwest Micro blue earth 6000 speed server. I thought that this server was un hackable but turns out we have traced the hacking back to a Brandt Kinzle at the University of Iowa double majoring in Computer programming for gaming logistics and Management Information Systems. Brandt has hacked into the site and is downloading episodes of Battlestar Gallactica, Stargate and Babylon 5 at top server speed. He has actually managed to lock everyone out of the site so he can download these episodes as extremely fast rates. Please help me Midwest Micro. What can I do to stop this crazy science fiction t.v. obsessed nut? :(

Phillip Johnston from USA
Entry added: Monday, November 28, 2005 at 22:49:48 (EST)

My experience with Midwest Micro has been very good. In 1996 I purchased a 200 MHz first-generation Pentium computer from them. Just before I received the computer, I got another monthly catalog from MWM--and it showed a better computer, for less money. So I called them, and they agreed to let me send back the computer I had already ordered; then they sent me the BETTER computer, and did not even charge me shipping on it. In short, they treated me more than fairly--and the computer never gave me any problems.

Bill Taylor from Bill Taylor, OH USA
Entry added: Monday, February 14, 2005 at 10:54:52 (EST)

When I bought my MidWest Micro Computer I was allowed a tour thru the
plant. Man was I impressed! The first room I walked into was the Tech Support Room. One side for Laptops the other for Desktops.
Then on to the storage for parts then the final assembly room.
I will aleays remember how it all impressed me.
Too bad they closed down.

Catherine Curry from Tacoma, WA USA
Entry added: Monday, August 09, 2004 at 18:57:16 (EDT)

I used to have a midwest mirco soundbook which I truly loved. It's a shame you don't make them anymore.

Mark Brown from TX USA
Entry added: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 10:08:13 (EDT)

I bought a computer from them in 1994, and worked it like a dog for 3 years before I upgraded. Never had the first problem with it, ran great.

Marlene Cormack Rodgers from Ann Arbor, MI USA
Date - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:07:22 (EST)

I bought a system from them and had problem after problem from the moment I took it out of the box. I spent hours and hours and hours on the phone with support. I finally had to send the cpu back at some expense to me not to mention loss of computer use so they could repair the problems. They seemed not to know what they were doing and unwilling to refund my purchase or replace it even though it was a lemon from day one. I would not recommend this company. I no longer use this system.

Gary Gallaugher from Mesa, AZ USA
Date - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 18:56:54 (EDT)

I have a midwest micro TSA3 laptop, the problem is I cannot find an address/email for the company. All I need is the power plug that goes into the laptop. The female plug is broken and I have been unable to find a replacement other than buying the complete power unit. Anyone have an old one lying around or an email address to Midwest Micro.

Brad Kapper from USA
Date - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 15:34:45 (EDT)

I am searching for the power button(on/off) for a hard drive of yours. It is model OPC-K101/4 ST1: serial #003001889. Can you help me with this. I am not able to find anything locally, and I need to get this back up and running.
Brad Kapper

Rhonda from Franklin, LA USA
Date - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 15:31:35 (EDT)

Need to reformat but not enough info how to do it.Does any have info please email me.

Bob Athey from USA
Date - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 06:00:17 (EDT)

In the past 10 - 12 years I have brought 40 to 50 PC's. About a dozen of them have been from Midwest Micro, the rest were from Dell and Gateway. In comparison to Dell and Gateway the Midwest Micro computers have had LESS service problems and the tech support and replacement component servcies has been BETTER. They are not perfect - but then none of the manufacturers are.

Gary Brewer from Ishpeming , MI USA
Date - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 20:26:44 (EDT)

i have gotten a computer from them

Stephanie from GA USA
Date - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 14:41:24 (EST)

I have a Midwest Micro Model: TS30PS and I can't find a CMOS battery or AC adapter for it for replacement.

ronald lewis from USA
Date - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 21:35:11 (EST)

have a midwest micro laptop 3years old can't seem to find any part
for it the web site junk and no one seems to carry any parts been looking for weeks
sined ronald

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