Lightening Damage



We get a lot of computers in our Monroeville, Alabama computer repair shop that have been damaged by either lightening or a power surge. Usually a power supply replacement is all that is needed. Sometimes we need to replace the Ethernet port. And then there are a few that have motherboard damage. The photo above shows a chip that was damaged by a power surge (see that hole in the black square?)

Even with surge protectors, lightening can sometimes damage your system but usually the damage is not as bad when you have the extra protection. Afternoon thunderstorms will increase with our summer season, so go grab a surge protector and maybe I won’t have to take a photo of your lightening damaged motherboard 🙂

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Hard Drive Crashes and Corrupted Operating Systems

We’ve seen several failed hard drives in our Monroeville, Alabama shop lately. Buying a new hard drive, re-installing the operating system, and re-installing purchased programs is the easy part of a crashed system. All the lost photos, important documents, and unrecoverable files is what really hurts our feelings. Don’t wait until it happens to you! Keep your files safe. You can get started with a free trial of Carbonite by clicking on the link below.

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We are also getting systems in the shop with corrupted operating systems. Sometimes the only thing we can do is a re-install (a much longer repair.) Corruption is usually caused by computer viruses and malware. Our basic service to remove viruses, update, and optimize your computer is only $75 in the shop. Let us help you not only fight those computer “bugs” but eliminate them. Check out our 4 Choices.

Proxy Server Error

We are getting a lot of calls because when trying to connect to the internet you get an error message indicating that the proxy server cannot connect.

We have a quick fix for you, but you also need to know that if you are getting this error, then you most likely have a bug or two on your system.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Open Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Connections tab.
  4. Click on LAN Settings.
  5. Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN.
  6. Check Automatically Detect Settings.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Restart your browser 🙂