As mentioned above and coming from our own experience when a customer starts to have difficulties and computer slowing down, annoying pop-ups telling them they are doing something wrong and so on, we can understand it puts many off and buy a new computer! The most common error is to leave their own and swap it for a 'second-hand' one supposed to be more powerful - it rarely is!
So, the first reaction is: 'will buy a new computer'
Why spend £. 300 to 500 [standard laptops] when you can have your own 'working laptop' fixed for a fraction?
This is a fact: the second computer is usually less powerful of the first one.
That is when your local Repair Business comes to the rescue.
We are surrounded by many local wonderful and helpful businesses, just browse them once in a while.
Sometimes you simply need a new Hard Drive and if it has not failed yet, we can replace the HDD and [properly] clone it from the old one and do the rest to fix it and get it ready to be collected by you.
[note: costs will depend on the type of hardware - to be estimated after we tested it in our workshop]
If you are a good keeper of your gadgets, even if you spend half of its worth, you still save a lot as computers last 'many' years, if you treat them well and continue to do so!
Often we get customers coming in with their computer and disks and asking to wipe everything and re-install at factory settings.
Well, although we certainly do that too, we mainly [90% of the times] actually fix your system and rarely need to restore at Factory Settings.
The time it takes to 'fix it' rather than re-install at Factory Settings is about the same and you get to keep your computer as it was! No need to re-install all your programs, etc. and device drivers [i.e. printers, mobiles, mp3 players, etc.] and their updates too
Re-installing also implies you have Recovery disks, because if the HDD is on its way out- you may not be able to re-install at factory settings anyway!
We repair Tablets and most common repairs are he replacement of a faulty/snapped charging socket on 'any' Tablet with a usual 1 to 2 days turnaround - unless we do not have the parts required in stock.
We also now offer Tablets LCD Replacement Service with a usual turnaround of 3 to 4 days - unless the part requires more time to be delivered by suppliers.
APPLE iPads included
Apple iPhone and iPod too are repaired, but it may require a bit longer as we do not stock a full range of spares, but we are gearing-up!
JUST ASK !