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  • Laptop Keyboard Repair - Castleford

    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 ...

  • Three Laptops from York visit Castleford for a repair

    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 Yor...

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 10 - Faulty memory and Windows 7 install

    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 mem...

  • Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 - Screen Replacement (Castleford)

    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 Panasoni...

  • Laptop Screen Repair

    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 ...

  • Replacement HP Touchpad

    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 touche...

  • Shop Till repair!

    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 essentiall...

  • Desktop Repair - Faulty fan

    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 ...

  • Setting up network / Laptop repair.

    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 connectin...

  • Laptop HDD swap and Keyboard replacement

    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 n...

  • USB HDD Repair

    Whilst at my 9 to 5 job I received an email asking for some help with a faulty external USB harddrive. It seems the drive had been working the previous evening but failed overnight and wouldn't power up. It sounded like something I could help with so I...

  • Computer troubles, and Virgin Internet issues.

    Prior to going on holiday I had a desktop computer that I looked at. They were having trouble accessing their email and the computer was running dreadfully slow. Fortunately for me the customer only lived round the corner so I didn't even have to get i...

  • Windows XP - Desktop - Running Slow

    Our local Netto closed down (I know this seems a strange way to start a post) and was replaced by a new, snazzy, Morrisons. Whilst shopping there for the first time I decided, on a whim, to advertise my business on the noticeboard. Seems it was worthwh...

  • Software - Outlook - Attachment troubles

    The other day I received a phone call from the lady who provided the chair covers for my wedding asking for some computing advice. I thought a couple of other people may have had the same problem so it'd be worth posting about. When trying to open u...

  • Laptop - General Tidy

    My next door but one neighbour happened to mention her Vista laptop was running a bit on the slow side so I had a look at it for her. It was a very nice Dell laptop. Just a general tidy up on this one, nothing stood out as being particularly wrong. ...

  • Powerbook - Not Booting - Unfixed (No fee)

    This job comes courtesy of my Leeds Local Pub (The old Steps - www.theoldsteps.com , highly recommended for the grub!), one of the regulars had a faulty Powerbook. It seemed to (usually) boot up, there was the usual Mac chime, but after a brief flicker...

  • Laptop - Operating System Reinstall (Vista)

    I spent my Bank Holiday Sunday out and about posting leaflets through doors advertising my services. I don't really like posting flyers but it's a  good way to get a bit of business and make myself known, and it seems like it was worthwhile. Today...

  • Laptop - Virus Removal ('Win 7 Total Security')

    I'm putting a fair bit of time and effort in to advertising now. I've been posting leaflets through doors (takes me back to when I helped a friend do his paper round) and I've also just signed an agreement to advertise in "What's On Magazine" (www.what...

  • Desktop - Virus Removal

    It's nice to work on a desktop machine for a change, it's even nicer to work on one in York. Any excuse to come back and visit is a good excuse. I tied the repair in with a trip to Richer Sounds to swap out my LG 3D glasses which weren't working righ...

  • Laptop - Virus Removal

    My first paying customer since setting up this website, hurrah! Thank you! Now, the problem. Laptop infected with a virus which has (for some strange reason) deleted all of the user's desktop icons AND their start-menu items. It's a bit of an odd one. ...