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Need More Space?

If you’re running our of space on your computer it can have some pretty severe effects from slowing the machine down to crashes and data loss. There’s no need to buy a new computer, though. We can replace the hard drive inside your computer with a much larger capacity model and then mirror (duplicate) the ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Desktop Repairs, Laptop Repairs, Upgrades on 13th August 2013

Blown Capacitors on a Motherboard

Don’t Cook your Computer

Computers can overheat for many reasons, here are a few: Dust clogging up the fans and heat sinks (common in households with pets or smokers) Broken fans (fans have moving parts which wear out over time) Obstructed air vents (common with laptops that aren’t placed on a hard flat surface) Over clocked CPUs (common with ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Desktop Repairs, Desktop Servicing, EPOS Repairs, EPOS Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 13th June 2013

Repaired iPad 2

iPad Screen Replacement

Replacing the glass screen on an iPad is certainly not something we would recommend you attempt at home! Not only does the glass from a smashed digitizer go everywhere but it is very difficult to carefully remove so close to the LCD. You also have to use a heat gun to melt the adhesive! We ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 27th April 2013

iMac Hard Drive Replacement

Upgrading iMac Hard Drive

A client called who had completely filled their iMac 8’1 hard drive and the machine wasn’t running very well to say the least! Operating systems require a certain amount of free space on the hard drive to work efficiently and as a rule you should never let your boot drive fill up past 90% capacity. ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Upgrades on 22nd December 2012

Apple Charger Repair

Apple Charger Repair

This may not look pretty but it saved the owner £65 for a new 45W Apple MagSafe Charger for their MacBook Air! Firstly we identified the break in the charger’s cable (which was very close to the charger itself). We then stripped away the cable shielding around the broken area leaving enough bare cable to ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 14th November 2012

Time Machine

Apple Backup Disaster Averted

It’s all very well having a 10Tb external backup device but if you’re not using it, it’s not protecting your data. This was the case for a client of ours who called in desperation when her external 1Tb USB portable (laptop) drive stopped mounting. She was using this external drive to save all her documents ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 12th July 2012

G4 Desktop Upgrade

Apple G4 Upgrade

We were given the task of upgrading this old Apple G4 PowerMac so that it could be used for today’s Internet. No problem. Three sticks of old 256Mb SDRAM and a 160Gb IDE hard drive later and we were re-installing Tiger with all the latest updates. Suffice to say, this old Mac has had a ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Upgrades on 13th February 2012