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One of our Boston computer repair technicians recently had an interesting experience with one of the computers in the office.

This week, a number of desktops and laptops were brought into the office due to a whole spectrum of hardware and software failures.  Most of these systems had virus infections and hard drive issues. Others needed LCD and other parts replacements.

One particularly interesting project was with a particular system that would crash every system it was linked to. A diabolical computer with an agenda for destruction. We shortly figured out the issue and restored the system back to normal. This is a type of unusual happening, but it does get fixed and it is what makes the job so interesting!

Now it is coming to the holiday weekend, and though I have had enough hot weather for this week as the AC in shop has recently been repaired, I am looking forward to the summer weather and resting up for another busy week in the office.

Looking for a reliable team of Boston computer repair specialists? A Plus Mobile PC Doctors is one of the largest and most connected team of specialists in Boston and beyond. Visit us on the web to see what we can do for you at our Onsite Computer Repair website.

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Tip #1: Refrain from letting your toddler eat cereal next to your laptop.

Tip #1: Refrain from letting your toddler eat cereal next to your laptop.

To extend the life of your laptop computer or desktop computer, follow these computer maintenance tips from A+ Mobile PC Doctors, the most trusted computer repair company in Boston.

  • To cut down on temperature changes and dust affecting your computer, create a “summer home” for your laptop or desktop that is away from open windows and air vents. Especially now that it is getting warmer, a combination of hot outdoor air, frigid air conditioning, and airborne dust and particles can really mess with your hardware.
  • Uninstall programs that you’re not using instead of just deleting them. This will free up space and will prevent errors from improperly trashing the programs.
  • Reboot. Can you remember the last time you shut down and restarted? Rebooting will reset the RAM and make your computer run faster.
  • Clear your web history to free up memory.

For Boston computer repair services, A+ Mobile PC Doctors is conveniently located at 316 Newbury Street, #21. We are one of the few Boston computer repair companies that offer onsite computer repair in Boston — we come to you.

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Once upon a time, I considered myself the classic PC-to-Mac convert. I somehow convinced my longtime PC-user of a father to buy me a glossy new Apple iBook for my first year of college. Aside from the usual file mis-conversion frustrations, there were no real hardware problems the first year I had my laptop. The real trouble came about 2 years down the line.

Apple laptop repair

Apple laptop repair

The DC jack and plug were apparently having some domestic disputes, and after a few months of having to perch my laptop and its plug on a set of phone books just to attain the green light of power charge, the computer finally went dead on me. It was then that I found out that the Apple “insurance” that my father paid over $200 for when he bought the computer was pretty much useless in regards to hardware issues. I also learned of Apple’s dirty habit of over-charging its customers (in this case, they wanted to charge over $80 for a part that costs about $7).

I was fortunate enough to have a tech-savvy friend who offered to repair the laptop for the price of the part. What most people don’t know is that there is no mystical genie granting power only to Apple to repair its own computers. If you’re in need of computer repair for a Mac laptop or desktop computer, most computer repair shops can do the job, though not all are created equal.

A+ Mobile PC Doctors is one of the most trusted and reliable Boston computer repair companies. In addition, we have technicians located in all fifty states. Don’t let yourself fall prey to Apple’s high fees. Our insured technicians are capable and happy to speak with you over the phone, and efficiently repair your laptop. Wouldn’t you rather have your laptop picked up and taken care of, than visit a mall and wait in line, only to hear that your laptop will be looked at in a week’s time? For computer repair services, call A+ Mobile PC Doctors at 1-617-723-1986 to speak with a technician, or visit our website to browse the many services we offer.

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You’re in your basement, it’s two in the morning, and your wireless DIES right in the middle of a great hand of online poker. You curse your feeble wireless router’s inability to extend beyond the first floor of your home. Why, God, WHY?!

Signal strength on different brands of wireless routers can vary. Yet, no wireless router is perfect. Linksys and other brands of wireless routers come with default software that sometimes just don’t cut it. Here are a few things that you can do to extend your WiFi signal.

  • Install open-source firmware called Tbor 15C, which will allow you to boost your wireless signal power from a default of 50% to 100%.
  • Buy an antenna kit for your wireless router.
  • Buy a Hi-Gain USB Wireless-G Adaptor (above), which will extend your wireless reach by 300%. Aim it in any direction and get farther reach with your signal. This is helpful if you’re trying to get access from one building to another. Plugs into your USB.

For help in setting up a wireless connection at home or at work, A+ Mobile PC Doctors is the most efficient of all Boston computer repair companies. We offer only the most professional, reliable in-home computer networking and commercial wireless networking services. Our certified onsite technicians are fully qualified and insured to resolve any computer repair issue.

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