syncports.co.uk

syncports.co.uk

Computer Servicing, Repairs and Upgrades


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Laptop Repairs


Windows on a Mac

Replacing MacOS with Windows 10

This will be a bit controversial … but there are people out there who want a Mac but not MacOS. “MADNESS!!!” we hear you shout “Who are these heathens?!? Cast them out! They shouldn’t be allowed to own a computer!!” Well, we don’t judge you, we just do what we’re paid to. So for anyone ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 11th January 2018


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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


Your MacBook Air Startup Disk is Full

In our opinion, the MacBook Air is absolutely the best laptop we have ever used. Lightweight, lightning fast, extremely long battery life and great features like the backlit keyboard. However, there is one problem that many of our customers have recently discovered. Most owners buy the cheaper model with the smaller SSD hard drive as ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 13th November 2014


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Laptop Screen Replacement

We’ve just replaced this broken Toshiba laptop screen. This repair can be undertaken at your house from £65* including the replacement LCD! Contact us with the make and model number of your laptop for a quote. * Prices for replacement LCD screens vary so this price depends on the cost of your model ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs on 16th October 2014


Data Recovery

Laptop Data Recovery

We are seeing more and more laptops with corrupt, failing or broken hard drives. In this situation, users can consider themselves very lucky if we manage to recover their data when they don’t have a backup! The photo shows data being recovered from a failing drive from a laptop that was dropped on the floor. ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery, Laptop Repairs on 28th May 2014


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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


Laptop Charger Repair

Laptop Charger Repair

When a laptop charger has been damaged, it doesn’t always mean buying an expensive replacement. We were given a faulty Dell laptop charger and here is the culprit, Buster the Bunny who had a lucky escape when he chewed through the cable. The laptop lead, however, did not survive quite so intact so it was ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs on 15th November 2012


Locked Out of Windows

Locked Out of Windows?

If you’ve forgotten or lost your Windows password, you may think that you’ll have to reinstall Windows and lose all your data. This is not necessarily the case. A recent client was in this exact situation and we successfully removed his password using the following technique. Prepare a Linux Live CD or USB Dongle (we ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs on 14th October 2012


Overnight Repairs

Overnight Repairs and Maintenance

Often our clients require urgent maintenance to their computer equipment but don’t have the luxury of being without it during business hours. In cases like this we will gladly take your computers at the end of the day and return them the next morning. Last night we migrated a client’s user account on Windows 7 ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 2nd March 2012