Above is a funny video we came across, and wanted to share it with our customers. We have seen so many scams in the last 5 years. We are trying to educate our customers on how to avoid getting scammed. The biggest scam we see up here at our shop is, you land on a website that these people have hacked and it pulls up a screen telling you that you are infected and all your information is at risk. It wants you to call a phone number to “help solve the problem” They will then want you to go through steps to allow them into your computer, once they get in your computer they will show you a bunch of fake issues. In many cases they will create a password that only they know, which will block you out of your computer. They will try and scare you into thinking all your credit card information and identity is at risk. The only problem you are having is them! So below are just some things to help avoid this problem.
-Never allow anyone into your computer that you do not know or [...]
The first thing to do is to make sure you actually need a new hard drive for your laptop. You don't want to waste time and money for something that won't fix your computer problem.
Of course, your hard drive doesn't have to be bad for a replacement. You may want to upgrade your hard drive for a variety of reasons.
Let's take a look at a few of the reasons that a laptop hard drive replacement may be a good decision for you.
Do You Need a Laptop Hard Drive Replacement?
You could lose all of your family pictures and important documents if you're ignoring signs of a failing hard drive. Don't ignore that humming or slower speed until it's too late.
Laptop hard drive replacement doesn't have to be something to be afraid of. As long as you take the right steps and prepare yourself, replacing the hard drive in your laptop can give your computer a new lease on life.
Is It Faulty?
If your computer is running slower it doesn't automatically mean you need a new hard drive. Uninstalling [...]
If you're in the market for a new computer, buying used computers can be a great option.
Since computer prices have dropped considerably over the years, you may be inclined to spend money on a brand new machine.
The excitement is high, just like buying a new toy, but when you look at your budget, the reality of your financial situation sets in.
Before you sink hundreds of dollars into a brand new computer, take the time to consider buying a used computer. Read on to discover the top reasons why a used PC is a great option and how you can find the right product for you.
5 Reasons to Buy a Used Computer
When you're in the market for a new computer, you have plenty of options available to you. Take a look at these reasons why you should consider buying a used computer.
1. Do You Really Need to Buy New?
When you're buying a computer, you need to think about who the computer is for and how it will be used?
If all you do is surf the internet, email, and basic tasks, you don't [...]
Make Troubleshooting Easy With Our Black Screen Error Guide
As devices have gotten sleeker, smaller, and more powerful, fewer users feel empowered to fix their own devices. However, most operating systems offer tools to ensure that they can be fixed by an amateur but savvy users. If you're dealing with a Windows 10 black screen, it may not be as dire as it feels.
Here are five ways you can fix your black or blank screen on your own.
1. Are You Installing Something?
If you're working on installing software or if you have automatic installations set on your machine, a black screen is a sign that everything is going right. When you see your black screen, don't panic.
Depending on the hardware you have, how old it is, or how much data you've got stored on it, your screen could be black for a while. Some installations take several hours.
If your machine is running, wait for awhile while it runs. Some machines make sounds that let you know that they're running, reading, and writing [...]
Check Out These Simple Improvements From the Windows 10 Fall Update
October 2018 brought us the Windows 10 fall update. You might be putting off the download for fear of the unknown. For those who aren't fans of technological upgrades, it's best to know the facts before hitting install.
If that resonated with you, you're in the right place, we've laid out the critical features here in this blog post. That way you can re-boot your laptop with complete confidence. Let's dive in!
The 'Your Phone' App
Windows 10 now offers an app called 'Your Phone.' This makes the smartphone integration feature way easier to set up. For example, desktop users can now utilize a shortcut to access the app.
Plus, if your smartphone runs on Android 7.0 software (or any of the newer versions), you can use the 'Your Phone' app to text people from your PC- how neat is that?!
Using the same feature, you can also directly access photos saved on your phone via your desktop.
If you're an iPhone user, [...]
If you're someone who has owned a lot of different laptops over years, you're not alone. One in three laptops will fail or break within the first three years of ownership. They are getting more powerful and lighter, which can actually contribute to rates of repair.
The laptop screen itself is a giant magnet for damage, of course. One slight bump or drop from a few feet is all it takes to crack one. Usually, the internals of a laptop can take a beating, especially with solid state drives becoming standard.
If you've had the misfortune of encountering a broken laptop screen, don't panic! We have the rundown on what you can do, should do, and what it will require of you.
What to Do with a Broken Laptop Screen
Laptop screens are often scratch-resistant, but like smartphones, they can easily crack. If they are struck by something hard at the right angle, they'll shatter like a mirror. You may still be able to see most of your desktop, but obviously not an attractive look.
These are your [...]
One moment you're jamming out to your favorite band on Spotify, and the next, complete and utter silence. Maybe you have your headset on while playing an online game with your friends, and then suddenly can't hear their chattering voices anymore.
There are many reasons why the sound is not working on your laptop. It could be a problem with the application or just your audio jack. In some cases, the issue is a simple fix, and then in others, you can't get a solution without going to a repair shop.
Here are a few different reasons why your audio may have kicked out and some troubleshooting steps you can try out at home.
1. Your Volume Controls Could be Off
Sometimes you get into a typing frenzy or you accidentally tap the mute button with your finger or elbow. Maybe your cat decided to walk across your laptop and press the mute button and you're left wondering why you don't have sound.
The first thing you want to do is see if the audio muted. This is a simple fix that just [...]
One minute, everything seems fine, and the next, your computer is back to speeds you haven't seen since 1995 dial-up.
Or maybe you're browsing the interwebs and find yourself drowning in pop-ups, even though you totally have ad-blocker installed.
Or, you've been hearing your laptop make suspicious noises, even when it's closed and not in use as if the ghost of a long-dead IT tech is trying to work through some new paranormal code.
If you are noticing something weird with your computer, it may not be time travel, or plug-in issue, or even a ghostly computer whiz.
It might just be malware.
Now, no need to panic. Most viruses and malware can be removed with a quick visit to your local computer repair shop or an in-home visit from a tech (hopefully not a ghost).
But before you call, you should know what computer virus symptoms your computer is exhibiting, what the most likely cause is, and what potential damage it could do to your computer.
So let's take a looks at the signs of a[...]
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