PUT MYSELF OUT OF A JOB:
Every Mac/Windows client gets free high quality virus checker
software installed. Windows clients get tune up software also. Both are
automated to alert you to problems so hopefully you'll never have to call
me again! You can also purchase the software to gain additional features
beyond the free stuff. I also clean and sterilize the exterior with Windex,
clean the screen with white vinegar and vacuum the dust as needed. Extreme
cat hoarding slobs may even get their power cords scrubbed for health reasons.
Those are the clients that always have fans clogged with mammal hair for
TOTAL DESKTOP COMPUTER CARE:
Windows & Mac:
I handle all software and hardware problems
plus new computer setup and transfer of old data. If the problem is unfixable
I'll give options. I also fix peripheral issues with printing, scanning
and backups. I've been fixing desktop PCs like this in Hwd since 1998! I've
also been under more desks than White House intern Monica Lewinsky. I offer
FREE RAM upgrades when I have old chips sitting around going to waste and
I am dealing with an old machine. This is less common with desktops.
TOTAL LAPTOP COMPUTER CARE:
Windows & Mac:
I can fix all software and some hardware
laptop repair problems plus new computer setup and transfer of old data.
I can replace bad memory (RAM), hard disks plus some other internal organs.
I cannot fix any other physical damage like c_r_a_c_k_e_d
s_c_r_e_e_n_s (see below). I replace spinning, slow hard disks in
laptop with fast Solid State (SSD) drives which can make an eight year old
computer better than new! PC manufacturers don't like you to hear about
that they want you to buy another. Laptops that have lost their wireless
capability can be upgraded with a USB chip that has newer standards and
better range. I also offer FREE RAM upgrades when I have old chips
sitting around going to waste and I am servicing an old machine.
HOME NETWORKS/HOME ENTERTAINMENT:
Today the average home has a large screen TV, wireless tablets, fancy sound
systems, Playstations, Xboxes, integrated phone service, high speed internet
and wireless networks. I hook all those things up into one big integrated
system. A modern TV IS a computer. They even come with virus checkers now.
That display is made much more affordable because the price of the flat
screen unit is partially underwritten by the programs like Netflix that
come pre-installed with it. SO, if you buy a new TV for just $275 AND you
watch Netflix on it with the built-in program, THEN the TV manufacturer
gets paid a cut of what you are paying Netflix for every months. They
hope that, over time, this will recoup the partial loss they may suffer
building profitless screen hardware.
files accidentally deleted or hard drives that have been damaged/infected
CAN get their data back in many circumstances. But waiting too long or reformatting
a hard disk and putting Windows back creates a much more difficult file
recovery task (if possible at all). At best all the filenames will be ruined.
Solution: back up your data regularly! Don't make me clean up your
me$$. Spinning hard drives (left) only last 8 years before failure.
If I can't restore your info you may be doomed to going to a data restoration
specialist who charges 2-5 thousand dollars to put your media into a clean
room for rescue. In the mid 2000's a Beverly Hills dentist had
me come over every six months for years. Then he blamed me when he
had to spend $10,000 to get back a tiny text file that was his patients
billing records due to hardware data loss. He was very self absorbed, argued
with his revolving door of dental assistants while he was in my mouth and
had nobody but himself to blame for his issues. If you only want preventative
maintenance twice a year you are going to get digital "cavities!"
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE:
secure networks setup, repair and maintenance. Don't run a wireless net
removal and network security setup helps prevent future infection. Free
high quality Windows/Mac virus checkers included with tune ups. It automatically
scans for threats and updates itself when idle.
Setup of Ipads, Iphones, wireless networking, data transfer. But I don't
fix b_r_o_k_e_n s_c_r_e_e_n_s (see below).
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