Call 321-652-5630 for fast in home computer service
Serving Brevard County and the Space Coast of Florida including Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbor, Eau Gallie, Port St. John and Titusville, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Viera, Suntree, Palm Shores, Rockledge
If you had to unplug every cord that is plugged into the back of your computer right now, would you remember they go? Do you really want to carry your pc out of your home and leave it at a repair shop for days, possibly even weeks. Many of the large company repair centers send your computer off to another repair shop miles away when parts are needed or the repairs are beyond the scope of the technicians working locally.
Instead of going through all this to get your computer problems resolved, pick up the telephone now and call me. I will come to your home to repair your computer. Some jobs may require parts. I have most parts available in my vehicle to complete the job. When you call me with a description of the problem, I will come prepared with the parts that may be required to fix your computer at your home while you watch and relax.
If the repair requires parts that I do not stock, usually they can be purchased locally. Parts that can not be purchased locally are ordered to come to me. I do not ship your computer off to be repaired. Jobs that require larger amounts of time or more equipment to properly complete the repair may need to be taken to my shop located in West Melbourne. In this case, the only item to leave your home is your tower. My professional computer work bench is set up with everything needed to work on and test your PC. I remove all of the wires that are connected to your computer before taking it and put all the cords and wires back into place when I return with your computer after it has been repaired. Below are just a few of the in home computer services offered.
Virus, Trojan, Spyware and Adware Removal
Some of the spyware and adware of today can run hidden in the background of your operating system and without the proper protection can go undetected. Symptoms of these types of agents can be slow computer performance, unrelated search results, link hijacking and nagging pop-up ads. Trojans and viruses can be more evident and lately appear in the form of a rouge or false program. These programs are very clever and can even disguise themselves as part of your security center leading you to believe you should update and later purchase the software. If your desktop background has changed to a warning or you are seeing a type of scan running every time you reboot your computer, your computer is infected. Purchasing these fake programs will not rid the problem! Chances are that your anti virus software has been corrupted or disabled by these types of malware as well. You can attempt to remove the problems by following my virus removal instructions here. If you are not able to combat the problem then it is best to contact me as soon as possible. Shut your computer off until I arrive. I have the tools and knowledge to remove the problems from your computer. I will also install software and instruct you on the use to prevent the return of these computer pests.
Hardware and Software Maintenance
Just like your automobile, a computer is a machine that requires maintenance. Your computer has fans inside the case, attached to the processor and on many of the video cards to cool these devices. The processor especially has a set of cooling fins known as a heat sink that the fans draws air through to cool the device. Like many electrical devices computer attract dust particles that can hinder the proper cooling of your machine. Air cleaning the inside of the case and components are important to keep your computer running properly and from destruction. Your hard drive also needs to run cool and be maintained with software to keep it running at optimal speed. Your operating system, drivers and other software need to be updated. You would be surprised at how much your computer can be improved by a simple maintenance and optimization. Be careful of tricky software that claims it can tune up your system, these programs if not used properly can cause damage. Be extra careful using any type of registry cleaner. If you have owned your computer over a year, then it would be a good time to call me at 321-652-5630 and schedule a computer tune up.
Computer Set Up, Home Networking, Wireless, File and Printer Sharing
So you have purchased a new desktop or laptop, maybe both. You get them home and unpack them out of the box. Hey, that was the fun part. Now you need to set all this hardware up. Assembling the new monitor, plugging in all those wires and getting everything all set up can take quite a while and be very frustrating if you have never set up a computer system before. Once you finally get all that work done, you turn on your new computer and it begins a set up process of its own. Next it begins to ask you questions and you have no idea what to answer. Before you go through all this think about having me come out and guide you through all of the set up. Help you with the first time your computer starts, remove the unwanted and trial software and take you for a personal guided tour around your new computer. When you purchase a new computer, do not pay for the so called geek squad optimizing. Do yourself a favor first. Go over by the counter and watch them work. Watch as they run the setup using a pre programmed disk on many computers at a time. This CD that they use is programmed to add even more trial bloatware to sell you after you get the computer home. Would it not be a better idea to have me come over and add the personal back into your personal computer? We can set up your desktop or laptop and personalize it for you. If you purchased a computer after June 1st of 2009, you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7. I can walk you through the upgrade and show you how to use this new operating system. If you are not eligible for the free upgrade, call me now! I can upgrade your computer to Windows 7 at a huge savings over a store or Internet purchase. This software is genuine and you will receive a copy and key to activate the product.
If you have a wireless router and do not know how to set it up secure, I can help. If you have more than one computer and notebooks and want them all to share files, I can help. Only have one printer, no problem. We can set up your home network with print sharing so that all of the computers in your house can use the same printer. If you are having connections issues, call your ISP first. If they have not been able to get you online call me at 321-252-TECH (8324).
Hardware and Software Upgrades, Hard Drive Replacement, Data Recovery
Many times when you think it is time for you to buy a new computer, it is unnecessary. You should look into the possibilities of doing a computer upgrade instead. If you buy a new computer, you will need to transfer over all of your files and settings. I can help you with this if it becomes necessary. However, if your computer can be upgraded you will not loose any of your favorite programs and your settings will remain the same. We can look at adding RAM and maybe a video card upgrade to bring your computer up to date. Also, there is a possible chance that we can even upgrade the processor as well. If your hard drive is old and weary, I have the machine to copy your old drive over to a new drive that will add speed and more data storage to your computer.
You do backup your files, right? We all have said “I need to start backing these files up”, but somehow we seem to never get around to it. If your drive is failing, shut your computer down now! and call me. If your drive has already failed, it still may be recoverable. I have the software and tools to do hard drive repair and data recovery. If you are reading this and your drive is in good shape and you do not have a backup drive, call me. I can set up a backup system that will protect your files in case of future hard drive failure.
When it comes to notebook or laptop repairs, unless the problem is software related most repairs will need to be done on my work bench. I am sure that you can appreciate that working on these devices is much different than on a desktop. They have many screws and smaller parts that require a clean working space to disassemble and layout the parts to protect them and keep them in order when ready to reassemble. Common issues on notebooks are LCD screen replacement, hinges or the screen backlight (inverter) needs to be replaced. Another common issue is the charging system on a laptop. The DC or power jack gets broken or loose so that the laptop no longer charges. These repairs do require a little more time as parts will need to be ordered. Notebook hard drive replacement can usually be completed in 24 hours and I stock most sizes and form factors. If the hard drive has failed, then the same rules would apply to that listed above for desktops. In both cases if a new drive needs to be installed due to a failing drive, we will need the restore disc. If you do not have them, I have them available for most major brands of laptops. Please call for pricing on laptop repairs as they can differ from model to model.