syncports.co.uk

syncports.co.uk

Computer Servicing, Repairs and Upgrades


07704 211 471


Computer Servicing

We service Apple and PC laptops and desktops.


EPOS Power Supply

Faulty Till Power Supply

A call out to a restaurant that was experiencing problems with their EPOS Tills soon was shown to be a PSU (Power Supply Unit) issue. At least two of their till power supplies were faulty and another was behaving “strangely”. The good news was that the EPOS units were not faulty, although they did need ... read more

Posted in EPOS Repairs, EPOS Servicing on 28th February 2018


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Faulty EPOS Cash Drawer

We were called to take a look at a catering company’s till system as they were all dying one by one. Symptoms included printers that wouldn’t print and cash drawers that either wouldn’t open or wouldn’t stay closed. On inspection of the EPOS equipment, we discovered that two of the thermal printers were not opening ... read more

Posted in EPOS Repairs, EPOS Servicing on 25th January 2018


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


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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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


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