Many times when our customers have laptops they break the screen and think it’s time to get a new laptop. Most of the time a broken screen is an easily fixable problem that we can repair in an afternoon. All we have to do is take out your old screen and replace it with a new screen. And best of all it’s not too terribly expensive to do.
If your laptop won’t come on at all, many times it doesn’t mean your laptop is completely gone. All you have to do is take out the battery on the bottom and try plugging it directly into the wall without the battery in. This usually resets the laptop and makes it run normally afterwords.
If your laptop boots up but gives you an error before it gets into windows, this is usually indicative of a bad hard drive. Don’t panic about losing your data. Most of the time when a hard drive is beginning to fail we can actually copy most of your data files off before total hard drive failure. Afterwords, we can replace your hard drive and give you a new one. If you’re interested in an upgrade you can even have us put in a solid state hard drive, that runs much faster than a normal hard drive.
COMPUTER SPEED UP PROGRAMS
Many of our customers call us out to their house saying their computer is slow. They then tell us they aren’t sure why it’s slow because they have all these optimization programs on their computers that claim to speed things up. Many of them are also called registry optimizers.
To be honest we are not sure what these programs are actually doing in the background. We are not the one who programmed them. But here’s what we can tell you. Most of the computers that we repair have tons of these programs on them. And to top that off, they are some of the slowest machines known to human! So if you ask our opinion, We think these programs are totally bogus. If you want you computer to run fast, the best thing to do is have a professional come out and speed it up. When We speed up a computer, often times We can speed up a computer by as much as 400%.
THE BEST ANTI-VIRUS
Time and time again, our customers ask us what we think is the best anti-virus program. Our answer to this is the one between your ears. Anti-Virus programs do protect you from viruses, but they come at a heavy cost. First, they all slow your computer down by as much as 50%. Second, most of them can cost as much as $70 per year. Which after several years ads up to the point that you would be money ahead if you just paid to get the virus removed. Finally, some antivirus programs can actually cause more trouble than they solve because they interfere with the system when you are installing new things on your computer such as printers and fax programs. We’ve actually had completely re-install windows after an antivirus interfered with the installation of a program.
If you want to prevent viruses, the first thing you can do, is don’t download attachments from email. Many attachments come with viruses and they are great at tricking you into installing them. You should also use google for search instead of yahoo. The final thing you can do is to not click on advertisements on the internet. These can often come from anyone and they are not safe most of the time.
Now you may be thinking, that We saying don’t get an antivirus. That’s actually not the case. If you feel like you want an anti-Virus We would recommend AVG. It’s great because it doesn’t slow your computer down too bad. And best of all, it’s free!
If you have a Mac, We can also help you with setup and repair. Macs are great machines but sometimes they run into issues and that’s where We can help. If you just got a shiny new Mac computer you may not be familiar with how to use them or how to set them up. We can help you transfer your data over from your old computer and even find equivalent Mac programs that do the same thing as PC programs.
If you’re having hardware trouble, We can also replace Mac hard drives, and re-install their operating systems.
If you are thinking of purchasing a Mac there are several things you should know. First, new apple computers are about double the price of comparable PCs. Second, they have a different operating system from PCs, so you will need to learn something new. Also keep in mind, that some of your programs you use on a PC won’t work on a mac. If it’s just the mac hardware you are in love with, but you don’t really care about the operating system, We can also install windows on a mac and make it so it has both operating systems on it.
If your computer has crashed and you can’t access it, you may be worried that you have lost all your data. Fear not, in most cases We can copy all your data files directly off your computer with little or no effort. If however, your hard drive is failing, the data may have been corrupted. In cases like this, We can run data recovery to recover most of your lost files. In very rare cases, your hard drive may be completely dead. When this happens your hard drive needs to be disassembled and placed into a clean room. When we do this we can usually recover most of your data files.
Fast, Reliable Service
If you have a business and your computers go down, every minute can cost you money. That’s why We give priority to businesses with emergency needs. If you have a problem We can usually be out there same day. And if We have to, We will even come out late at night to make sure you are taken care of.
We also have the capability of remote accessing your computers. This can be useful because it allows us to be there sooner and means you can go off and take care of business while We work on your computer remotely.
If your server is down, We can also help you with that. We understand your server is the center of your business technology and you need to make sure it is up and running. So We will make sure you are taken care of. We can do everything from setup exchange servers, to install entire systems.
Making sure your data is safe, is of the utmost importance. We can help you find the answer that works for you. Everything from small free data backup plans, to external hard drives and even offsite backup. Whatever the case We will sit down with you and help you find what works for you.
COMPUTER REPAIR DALLAS
If your computer is running slow, typically it just needs a simple speedup to get it running like new again. Usually, speedups only take about an hour. If you are having trouble with your computer, give us a call. We know how stressful it is when your machine breaks down and We will do everything in our power to make sure you are taken care of.
If you are getting lots of popups that won’t go away as soon as you turn your computer on, warning of infections and saying you need to buy their software to remove them, first make sure you don’t buy anything from them. These are typically scam artists that have written scareware to scare you into buying what they offer. Usually in cases such as this the computer needs to be wiped and windows reinstalled. And don’t worry We will copy your data off before hand to make sure it is safe.
If your computer doesn’t boot at all and won’t even go into windows, this is usually indicative of a hardware problem of sous sort. It can range from sousthing as simple as a power supply replaceusnt, or a hard drive replaceusnt.
If you have a laptop and your screen breaks, We can also help with that.We have a place We goto where We get screens wholesale and We can usually have your screen replaced saus or next day.
We also work on Macs, tablets and servers as well. So if you have any problems, don’t hesitate to call us.
VIRUS AND SPYWARE REMOVAL
If you are seeing popups and it is not from an antivirus program you installed, you may have a virus. These programs trick you into installing them, and once they are on the system the only way to get them off, is by re installing windows. You may panic when you see this happen, but do not worry. Our expert team of technicians will take care of you and get you back up and running within 3-7 business days. Viruses rarely deletes data so they must probably be safe. Also when we reinstall windows it will also clean up your system, making it run just as new once that you just bought.
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If you are having trouble with your computer, give us a call at (469)-609-7078. We know how stressful it is when your machine breaks down. We also work on Macs, tablets and servers as well. So if you have any problems, do not hesitate to call us. We will do everything in our power to make sure you are taken care of.