Tech Bytes: Get your electronics fixed locally!

Dan Coon working on a phone. (Photo provided by Kaitlyn Hession/Cortland Voice).

Those who live in Cortland and the surrounding area do not have to travel far to get their devices fixed anymore! If you need your broken phone, computer, or other forms of tech repaired, come to Tech Bytes in Cortland!

Tech Bytes is located on 180 Main St. in Cortland and it's a family owned business that specializes in buying, selling, and trading a wide assortment of devices. From a hardware problem to a cracked phone screen, Dan and Sherry are all you need to get it working like new again.

The founders of the shop, Dan and Sherry Coon, were inspired to open the business when they noticed there were no nearby tech repair shops around Cortland.

Dan and Sherry Coon (owners). (Photo provided by Kaitlyn Hession/Cortland Voice).

“People had to go all the way to Ithaca or even Syracuse to find a way to fix their devices.” Said Dan, “With Tech Bytes, they can just come on in, get an estimate, and be on their way.”

The Coons’ background in technology started with Sherry, who was considered the “computer person” about 20 years ago. As Dan gained an interest in the activity from watching Sherry, he started to work around that field as Sherry gained more of an interest in the medical field.

Years later, the duo started to talk about opening a business that focused on repairing computers and other technologies. Once the plan was set, Sherry called Dan while he was at work. As soon as he heard the good news, Dan left his factory job for something he’d love and rented out the space for the store the very next day. They soon started the business with the mindset of reasonable prices for their repairs and products and convenience for the community.

Tech bytes opened its doors in February of 2019 and has no plans on slowing down! Not only does the business fix computers and phones of all sizes, but they also fix consoles, laptops, TV’s, and even typewriters.

Tech Bytes. (Photo provided by Kaitlyn Hession/Cortland Voice).

“My father is the man who works with the typewriters and he has been repairing them for more than 50 years!” commented Dan.

The business also sells refurnished and sometimes new machines and parts.

In the near future, Tech Bytes plans on selling Boost Mobile phones and minutes along with more ideas to keep the business fresh. The shop is also offering 10% off for SUNY Cortland students, Seniors, and Military veterans.