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Computer Servicing


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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Apple Time Machine and RAID

One of our clients have several MacBooks and iMacs and required a central backup solution that was protected with a mirrored RAID 1 array. RAID is a common method for combining several hard drives that can either be duplicated (mirrored) or joined (striped) or both. The benefits for mirroring drives are that if one drive ... read more

Posted in Apple Servicing, Backup Solutions, Wired Networks on 10th July 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


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Rye Museum Kiosk Terminals

We have just serviced the two old computers in the East Street Rye Museum site. The machines were used to allow their visitors to browse www.ryemuseum.co.uk but had been turned off for years as the machines had become so slow and the WiFi network was unreliable. When we serviced the desktops we found they just ... read more

Posted in Desktop Repairs, Desktop Servicing, Wired Networks, Wireless Networks on 11th April 2013


Downloading Windows 8

Upgrading to Windows 8

We’ve read a lot of bad press about Windows 8 and it’s certainly not plain sailing getting used to the new interface. However, here are a couple of positives which helped one of our clients decide to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium: At the time of writing this, the upgrade fee to Windows 8 ... read more

Posted in Laptop Servicing, Upgrades on 17th January 2013


Secure Your Data

Protecting your Data

Protecting your company or personal data through maintaining a regular backup regime is essential in case of fire, theft or hardware failure; but what if your backups were to end up in the wrong hands? We were recently asked to review the backup system for a company whose data was rather more sensitive than usual ... read more

Posted in Desktop Servicing on 19th June 2012


External Hard Drives

Back it up or lose it!

It is regrettable but occasionally we are unable to recover data from clients’ unresponsive hard drives or from other situations whereby data has been lost or deleted. No fix no fee but remember to backup to avoid this situation in the first place. We stock many different types of external hard drive from just £90 ... read more

Posted in Desktop Servicing on 6th June 2012


TV VGA and Sound Sockets

Plugging your Laptop into your Telly

Helped a friend today who was having trouble hearing any sound from his TV when using it as a monitor so thought we’d share a quick guide to connecting your laptop to your telly. This guide is for laptops / TVs with VGA ports, not HDMI ports. You need a VGA cable and an audio cable ... read more

Posted in Laptop Servicing on 8th May 2012


Miniature Steam Train

All Aboard! Choo, Choo!

We arrived today at a bed and breakfast with a difference to setup their new email account. Iden Coach House has a fully functional model railway in the garden complete with tunnels, passing loops and storage sidings; it can even be seen from Google maps! The first Wednesday of every month is their Track Day ... read more

Posted in Desktop Servicing on 2nd May 2012


Laptop Debris

Laptops Full of Fluff

Further to our previous post “Laptops are like Cats”, here is another laptop we’ve just serviced. Only this time it was ours! This is a Dell Inspiron I5 and it is only a year and a half old! The furball it had accumulated from the atmosphere in this time was enough to slow the computer ... read more

Posted in Laptop Servicing on 1st May 2012