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Laptop Repairs

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Popular Laptop Faults… We can fix them all (and at LOW Prices)! Finding a experienced specialist capable of undertaking laptop repairs in a quick, professional, competent and efficient manner can be a difficult task. You can rely on us, we are here to...

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PC Repairs

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

We are highly experienced at repairing computers quickly and efficiently. We also understand that you want low prices and no fear of losing any precious files. Our promise is to never lose any of your data…full...

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New Computers

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Our new systems are based upon the very reliable and highly-praised AMD processors. Although we can build ANY custom system to order, the most popular fast, reliable and quiet systems we offer have minimum specifications as...

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Upgrades

Posted by on May 8, 2013

Computer Upgrade Package from Windows XP to Windows 7 Microsoft have announced that support for Windows XP will end on 8th April 2014. That means no further phone support or security updates after that...

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Laptop Overheating

As a laptop gets older, one of the most common faults is overheating. There are two main causes: blockage of the cooling system by dust and fluff, or a faulty fan. Bad design can also be to blame but we shall not be looking at that cause here. How Does The Heating System Get Blocked? Laptops produce a significant amount of heat that is generated by the CPU, GPU and other components; this needs to be evacuated as quickly as possible. Without getting too technical, a fan draws cool air in and directs it over a radiator where the heat has been directed by copper pipes (similar to a car engine). As a result of the cool air being drawn in by the fan, particles of dust and fluff are also sucked in. It’s these particles that collect in front of the radiator, building up over time to form an impenetrable barrier. Cool air cannot pass over the radiator and the components overheat as a result. The Cooling Fan A faulty, or underperforming fan can occur due to a failed motor, missing blade(s), or some form of obstruction. All fans eventually fail and an early replacement can extend the life of a laptop considerably. Signs of Overheating The laptop base gets VERY hot! It may be too hot to put on your lap! Little or no air coming from the exhaust port. The laptop cuts out or throws up a blue screen. The Laptop becomes very slow. The fan becomes noisy. Consequences of Overheating Most laptops have a thermal cut-out in place that detects overheating and stops the machine working. However, this is not always quick enough to prevent damage to the CPU or GPU. Once this happens, there is no alternative but to replace the processors (very expensive), or scrap the laptop! Once a laptop is overheating, its useful life is considerably reduced. How We Repair Despite mis-guided advice to the contrary, there is only one solution to this problem, and that is to dismantle the laptop, remove the motherboard and clean out the accumulated dust blockage by hand. It cannot effectively be removed by vacuum cleaner or poking around with a paper...