Computing

Laptop Keyboard Repair – Castleford

Posted by Kie on January 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I’ve been a bit lazy updating this website recently, though that hasn’t been through lack of work, I’ve had quite a bit on. One recently was fairly simple, but worth blogging. A replacement keyboard for an emachine e527 (from memory). Tea had been  knocked on to the laptop and the keyboard was sticky and not [...]

Three Laptops from York visit Castleford for a repair

Posted by Kie on December 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, so here are a couple of computers I’ve done recently. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures, I sent my phone off to Orange the other day and stupidly left the memory card in it.  Oh well. Three Laptops from York Three laptops, all from York, all with similar-ish [...]

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 – Faulty memory and Windows 7 install

Posted by Kie on November 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

This is the first Notebook repair on my blog, and it’s a fairly interesting one. A little bit of back story: The owner of the notebook sent it off to Dell to replace the memory. That might sound silly, sending it all the way to Dell for a simple memory upgrade but there’s nothing simple [...]

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 – Screen Replacement (Castleford)

Posted by Kie on November 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

There’s been a lack of posts recently, this isn’t due to a lack of work, quite the opposite, I’ve had so much on I haven’t had the time to update. I recently took on a job for Crossroads Truck and Bus, a large garage in Castleford. They had a Panasonic Toughbook, a laptop designed to [...]

Laptop Screen Repair

Posted by Kie on September 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

This was quite an easy one, but the pictures make for interesting viewing. A Compaq C600 had had it’s screen broken after being picked up/pinched in the corner of it. It was pretty clear from first inspection that the screen was damaged. I had a quick look online (on my phone, God bless mobiles) and [...]

Replacement HP Touchpad

Posted by Kie on September 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Laptop Touchpad Repair

Some manufacturers use common sense when building a laptop. Easily replacable parts, good internal layout, easily accessible. HP are not amongst them. I was asked to replace a touchpad on a HP laptop, the current one ‘worked’ in the sense you touched it and the mouse moved a bit but it was very unresponsive. The [...]

Shop Till repair!

Posted by Kie on September 5, 2011 at 11:07 am
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After repairing someone’s laptop I was asked if I repaired electronic “tills”, I said I hadn’t before  but I’m always willing to give something a shot! After having it dropped off to me it definitely  looked like I could help, the till was essentially just a computer running Windows XP with a  touchscreen display and [...]

Desktop Repair – Faulty fan

Posted by Kie on August 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

I’d like to think most of the times I get things right and can spot a problem straight away. However on this particular repair I was wrong every step of the way, which may seem a strange thing to admit on a blog advertising my services. I received an email asking about a desktop computer which [...]

Setting up network / Laptop repair.

Posted by Kie on August 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

The repair consisted of a couple of things, firstly checking that the broadband connection in a newly acquired property was working correctly and that the wireless connection was functioning. By default the laptop they were using seemed to be connecting to a different BT Openzone hotspot, not their own broadband. Following on from that I [...]

Laptop HDD swap and Keyboard replacement

Posted by Kie on July 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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I don’t think I’ve mentioned in any previous posts where I get my spare parts and components for repairs. Generally I’ll use PC World if the customer wants a swift repair, as I can pick parts up when I’m in Leeds or Wakefield the same day. If they’re not in quite as much of a [...]