Tag: laptop repair services

If you are ever in the market for a used laptop you are probably in for a lot of digging to find that great deal. Just like a used car there is so much going on that the eye cant see in one short test. Whenever you buy a used laptop try to find a seller that gives you a modest return policy – a week to a month should be fine.

Either way, there are things that SHOULD come with every used laptop – know before you buy and avoid the scams and rip offs.

If the laptop comes with the old users data on it – that’s a bad sign. I can understand a hand me down might not come clean but any private seller or a retail shop selling used custom configurations should be cleaning the disk before the sale. Honestly if a laptop ever came into my hands with the previous owners data on it – I’d tell them and then wipe it for them out of courtesy for their privacy.

Recovery Disc

Make sure that your laptop comes with recovery software.

Check the bottom of the laptop for a Windows sticker with a license key on it. As long as you have a license you don’t need the original CD to install windows. However, for those who are not sure how / where to download Windows OS disc images it is really convenient to have a recovery disc included with your laptop.

If you don’t have one you can either have a local computer repair shop create you one or burn your own. Careful though, you don’t want to mess up your recovery disc because when it comes time to use it you probably wont have another fail safe.

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The downright ridiculous has just become a reality.

Minority Report

Minority Report

Gesture-based computer technology has just been developed by an MIT grad student named Pranav Mistry. It’s similar to the special effects -rendered computer that Tom Cruise used in Minority Report. If you don’t feel like watching the video, some of the coolest features of this new technology are, oh yes, the ability to project images on the wall like Tom Cruise, take pictures without a camera by using the “snapshot” gesture, dial a telephone number on the surface of your palm, pick up a book at a book store and instantly pull up and project reviews from the Internet, scan a newspaper and project available video of current headlines (how reminiscent of Harry Potter!), and as Mistry demonstrates, to play Pong with friends on the floor of the Red Line.

The newest, most exciting technology is constantly bubbling up out of Boston’s higher education campuses. There are so many computer repair shops out there, but for professional service and reliable results, only A+ Mobile PC Doctors is the best for Boston computer repair. We’ll come directly to your home or office and serve all of your computer repair needs. Virus removal is a common problem, and there are a ton of precautions that a person can take — but every once in awhile, a virus can get past even the most reliable software. For laptop repair, A+ Mobile PC Doctors is your best bet.

Visit A+ Mobile PC Doctors or call us toll free at 1-866-417-3945 to speak directly to one of our insured computer technicians.

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A college student living in Brookline MA had trouble getting his Acer laptop to turn on. He initially thought that the problem was the power adaptor, which had spent three years bumping around the bottom of his backpack, and had probably suffered some damage. He purchased a new one, plugged it in, and after the computer failed to turn on he realized it was not the power adaptor as he had thought. He spoke to one of our technicians about a DC jack laptop repair service in Boston, and we arranged to pick up the laptop that same day.

A laptop is powered by AC and DC power. AC means alternating current, and DC means direct current. A laptop’s power cord carries high voltage alternating current electricity from an outlet into the AC adaptor. AC power cannot directly power a laptop, so the AC adaptor converts the electricity into low voltage DC power that is carried to the end of the cord and into the DC port on the side of the laptop.

When a laptop has trouble turning on or charging, it can generally mean a broken AC adaptor, or a broken jack within the DC port. In the student’s case, he determined that it was not the AC adaptor. One of our technicians double-checked his finding by testing his AC adaptor for charge. The AC adaptor had a charge, so the cause was the DC port. A broken DC port may require a technician to re-solder the device or replace a part. The technician attempted re-soldering the DC port, and that did the trick as far as getting current to the motherboard. However, our technicians noticed that the jack was still very loose when plugged into the power cord, which told him that he needed to replace the DC jack component on the motherboard. We returned the student’s laptop to him the next day.

There are dozens of websites on the Internet that offer to fix DC port problems on laptops. The sites often require the customer to pack his laptop in a bubbly envelope and mail it across the country. Factoring in the time it takes to mail the computer, fix the computer, and mail it back, this process can take as long as three weeks. Three weeks without a laptop is a huge inconvenience for a student, professional, or even for someone who occasionally uses their laptop to keep in touch with friends and family. As one can imagine, mailing a heavy laptop can be pretty pricey. And it can be incredibly nerve-racking to trust several mail carriers as well as an unfamiliar company. A+ Mobile PC Doctors is a fully insured computer repair company serving the Boston area and all of New England, as well as several other states across the US. We provide on-site computer repair and will even arrange to pick up your laptop or computer for in-shop repair. Call us at 1-866-417-3945 to speak with a technician. A DC port failure is a common problem, and we aim to promptly fix the problem and return your laptop as soon as possible.

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