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syncports.co.uk work all over Kent and East Sussex keeping business and home computers running smoothly. Below you can read about problems we have recently helped solve.


Frankenstein’s USB Stick – He’s ALIVE!

USB Memory Stick Repair

Here’s another good news data recovery story! This USB drive was posted to us for repair. It was in a very bad state and required quite a bit of soldering but after a while we were able to recover the entire contents of the drive (over 3.5Gb!) and deliver to the client all within 24 ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 31st August 2016


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Faulty Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter was showing all the signs of a broken motor. On closer inspection it was clear that a loose connection had overheated and melted the wires.We stripped the burned metal and plastic away and reconnected the wires together. Now the scooter works again and the motor didn’t need replacing after all! ... read more

Posted in Mobility Scooter Repairs on 21st August 2015


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Temporary Fix for Broken Android Touchscreen

This is Dave from Rye Van and Rural Vehicle Servicing Ltd. Dave’s looking pretty smug because he solved his faulty touchscreen on his smart phone by purchasing a USB adapter and plugging in a USB optical mouse! This is great! Especially as we hate repairing Sony smart phones! ... read more

Posted in Smartphone Repairs on 5th June 2015


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Upgrading a MacBook A1181

We were handed a white MacBook A1181 by one of our clients to repair and upgrade for their son to use to learn how to code. The laptop had 1Gb RAM, 120Gb hard drive, a battery that wouldn’t charge, the trackpad button was stuck down and it was running Mac OS X Leopard (eight years ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing, Refurbished Apple, Upgrades on 14th May 2015


Rye & District Bonfire Society

Donating to the Rye Bonfire Society

syncports.co.uk have donated a full Mac, PC or laptop service to the Rye and District Bonfire Society for their Auction of Promises which is to be held at The Mermaid Inn on the 14th May 2015 at 7pm. This is a superb opportunity to have a great time and support a worthwhile local event! Our full computer ... read more

Posted in Computer Servicing, Pro Bono / Charity on 7th May 2015


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iPhone Stolen, Smashed, Found, Fixed and Returned!

We saw a tweet asking if anyone had seen an iPhone in Swaine Road near Tenterden as it had been lost and the iCloud “Find My iPhone” feature was saying the phone was in that location … It turns out that the phone had been last seen in Peasmarsh that morning so it was quite obvious that ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 2nd May 2015


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Programming Casio EPOS Till

Olde Worlde Wines is so popular they’ve now become VAT registered! We were called out to stop proprietor Danny from pulling his hair out trying to add his new VAT number to his till receipts. Definitely not straight forward but we’ve sorted this out for him. ... read more

Posted in EPOS Servicing on 3rd April 2015


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Free PC for Rye Hero

John Izod has spent countless hours over the years helping the town of Rye as a Rye Town Councillor, Chairman of the Rye Bonfire Society and Chairman of the Rye and District Community Transport to name just a few! He’s always on hand to help out, even drawing an illustration for an event in need ... read more

Posted in Pro Bono / Charity, Refurbished Desktops on 3rd April 2015


WiFi Breaks on Apple MacBook Air and iMac on BT Home Hub

BT Home Hub 5G WiFi doesn’t work with MacBook or iMac

We have now discovered this problem with two of our client’s MacBook Airs and an iMac. If your Apple computer is compatible with 5 GHz WiFi (you can check this here) then you may experience issues connecting to the 5G WiFi network on your BT Home Hub 4 or 5 we have discovered. The only ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Wireless Networks on 2nd April 2015


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Stop Siri Dialling in your Pocket!

If you’re fed up of your iPhone making calls when locked, this is how you prevent it from doing so. You might think that turning Siri off will stop this from happening on the lock screen but no, the opposite is in fact true! 1) Make Sure Siri is On Go to Settings > General ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 28th January 2015