Category Archive: Maintenance

Jul 14

No Internet or Router not working?

Device manager network connections

In my line of work the call I most often get is “I have no internet” or “my router is not working and most of the time there is an easy fix to the issue. This article is based on three real world visits I did in the past week. We are going to look at …

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Aug 10

Laptop Memory Upgrade – Speed Up Your Laptop

If your computer is running slow or you are unable to run certain programs you may have considered at some point upgrading the memory in your laptop. What most people don’t realise is that a laptop memory upgrade is probably the best thing you can do for your laptop and when taken into consideration the …

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May 11

How To Destroy A Hard Drive – 8 Fun Ways

How to destroy your hard drive - drilling

How can I destroy my hard drive and the data on it? Most of us have an old hard drive laying around and even those not as techie have an old computer they would love to get rid of but wont because they don’t know how to destroy a hard drive and they are scared …

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May 08

10 most common computer problems and solutions

In my line of work I get many calls about the below common problems and if I was to estimate I would say that at least 25% of them could be solved using the list below to troubleshoot the cause. Not only will this get you up and running quicker with a sense of achievement …

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May 03

Inside your laptop hard drive – Whats there?

Many people assume that the inside of a hard drive is extremely complicated and while what it does is complex the inside of a hard drive is not a complicated as you may think. Some may even be surprised at what the hard drive platter looks like (where all that valuable data is stored) I …

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Apr 29

11 reasons for your computer running slow and how to fix it

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We have all experienced our computer running slow at some point and sometimes the cause is never clear. Sometimes it is simply be the fact the computer is ageing and it is time for it to be replaced and other times a complete reinstall of the operating system can have a dramatic effect on the …

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Apr 21

Syncing Multiple Devices in iCloud

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Since Apple released iOS 5 and iCloud last summer, people with iPhones, iPads, and Macs have enjoyed a much more cohesive experience with apps, email, and contacts management. iCloud introduced Apple’s first “update in place” option, and for the first time, allowed users to fully set up their iDevices without having to plug into a …

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Mar 19

How to check computer memory (RAM) to see if you have faulty memory using memtest

Slow computer? Blue screens? This tutorial shows you how to check your computer memory to see if it is faulty. Blue screens are often caused by memory errors and it is one of the things I replace most on computers. Memory is like a librarian it distributes the data around so if your librarian (memory) …

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Mar 09

How to Defragment Your Computer With Defraggler

Fragmentation happens to a hard disk over time as you save, change, or delete files and learning how to defragment your hard drive can help extend your computers life and speed it up. Over time, both the file and the hard disk itself become fragmented, and your computer slows down as it has to look …

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