Has something gone wrong with your desktop or laptop? Maybe it has just suddenly stopped working, or perhaps it is running slower than it did before. Whatever the problem, WE CAN FIX IT! With our help, your computer will work faster, safer and be more efficient. Simply call Hire the GEEK and start ENJOYING your computer!
Computer Repair & Maintenance
I can help you troubleshoot any problem with your computer or network. I repair desktops, netbooks, and notebooks whether home built or name brand. I service Dell, HP, Compaq, Sony, Toshiba, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Gateway, emachines, and more. I can troubleshoot startup issues, hardware, and software problems. I can test and replace failed components – Most common: power supply, hard drive, motherboard. Most people learn to live with their computer problems. Don’t live that way. LET US HELP!
Is it slow? Did it just get a virus? Has your screen gone out? Has your laptop been dropped and will no longer start up? Does the battery no longer charge? We can test and repair or replace failed components – Most common: Hard drive, keyboard, LCD screen, LCD inverter board, failed wireless, motherboard.
Viruses used to be merely a joke or a prank, but they have since evolved into serious threats, most of them now try to steal from you. Most viruses are completely hidden. They silently infect while trying to steal your passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, and your identity. We have the tools to remove spyware or viruses and the anti-virus software to keep you safe in the future. Viruses, malware and spyware are the most common reasons that your computer will act strange or start operating slowly. You may be receiving annoying pop-ups or maybe your hard drive is constantly working. These are a couple of signs that your computer could be infected with spyware. Let me help.
Computer Parts & Accessories
I keep many new computer parts in stock. If there is anything you need, I usually have it right now, or can I order it for you. If your hard drive fails, I can usually replace it the same day you bring your computer in for repair. Parts that I normally have in stock: power supply, hard drive, memory, network router, wi-fi-router, network card, video card, backup drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer, cables, and more.
Operating System Reinstall
Computers slow down because of the abundant software, plugins, and adware installed on them over time. Viruses can cause damage to system files requiring a reinstall. I will back up all of your photos, documents, music, etc., erase your hard drive, and reinstall the operating system. Do not run “System Restore” on your own, it can delete your personal files and many times it will even fail and make things worse. I have well proven methods to reinstall with all the latest updates/service packs while saving your personal files. Many people say their computer runs faster than when it was new. I service Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, and Windows 10.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 Upgrade Advice
Call me for Windows 8 upgrade advice. I can help you before and after the decision to upgrade. Windows 8 is available now. If upgrading your current Vista or WinXP computer, it may need other upgrades first, or maybe it is just too old and should be replaced. I can help you decide what is best.
Migrating Files to a New Computer
Have you just purchased a new computer and need your files transferred off of your old one? I can transfer your documents, photos, music, and e-mail from your old computer to your new computer. Even if your old computer does not run, I can sometimes recover the files. Do not throw away your old computer, bring it to us and we will recover your files and recycle it for you. This service also includes a new computer Set-Up Tune-Up. We will remove the trial software, perform windows updates, and install a the best Anti-Virus software.
Upgrades are a great way to extend the life of your machine for another few years without investing in a new computer. In most cases installing more memory, a faster CPU, a new hard drive, and/or a new video card can significantly speed up your system.
We set up wired or wireless networks so they are secure and easy to use. Sharing internet, printers, and files will be easier than ever. I have Wi-Fi routers in stock.
We can install a backup system to guard against data loss in the event of a primary hard drive failure. Everyone needs to backup files, but most don’t do it. Hire the Geek can make sure the right stuff is getting backed up to the right place, and that you know how to restore it if needed.
Software & Hardware Setup
If you need an upgrade for your software, a new program installed, or have any hardware you need set up, We take care of it.
Has the hard drive failed in your computer? Maybe it no longer starts. Do you just get a blue screen or hear a clicking noise? That is a sign your hard drive may have failed. Contact us for a professional diagnosis as to what is causing the problem. If the hard drive has failed, Hire the Geek can install a new one and re-install the Windows operating system so that your computer is working again. Was there important data on it? photos, documents, email, files that are irreplaceable? Hire the GEEK can SAVE it!
I can meet with you for one to two hour clinics for just about anything you’d like to learn about – basic computer operation, maintaining your computer, working with digital cameras, scanners and video, or working with e-mail and internet. You will learn how to protect your privacy and keep your information safe while using the Internet.
I can teach you how to use photos, videos, download apps, listen to music, Facebook, email, contacts, messaging, internet, Wi-Fi, printing. Need to be able to print from your iPad? call me for new printer options.
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