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syncports.co.uk

Computer Servicing, Repairs and Upgrades


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Laptop Servicing


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


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


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


TV VGA and Sound Sockets

Plugging your Laptop into your Telly

Helped a friend today who was having trouble hearing any soundĀ 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


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


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


Laptop Dust Removal

Laptops are like Cats

… sometimes they just need to cough up a furball! This particular laptop had been becoming slower and slower and would often just cut out and turn off. No surprise when we took it to pieces and found this amount of fluff and dust clogging up the fan and heat sink! There’s no need to ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 21st February 2012