With Brisbane’s thriving tech landscape, it’s important to know how to handle computer problems. This includes knowing what to look out for and finding a reputable repair service that offers on-site and remote assistance.
Computers slowing down can have either software or hardware causes. Norm’s Computer Services can help speed up your laptop or desktop and in many cases leave it running better than it ever has before!
1. Virus Removal
Computer viruses are a common issue that can be difficult to remove. They can be transmitted via email attachments, downloaded programs or by clicking malicious links. Computer repair technicians will usually set up antivirus software to protect your device against future viruses. They may also help you back up your data files to prevent loss.
Some virus removal techniques are similar whether you have a PC or a Mac. In most cases, antivirus software and your computer’s built-in Safe Mode will be enough to remove a virus from your device. However, advanced malware like bootkits and rootkits can be harder to remove.
Before you begin the virus removal process, disconnect your computer from the internet to prevent further infection. Some viruses use your Internet connection to communicate with their command and control servers, so blocking this will help prevent any infections from spreading. Then, reboot your device in Safe Mode and delete any temporary files using ‘Disk Cleanup’. It’s also a good idea to update all of your programs regularly, as many viruses propagate by exploiting flaws in the operating system or commonly used apps.
2. Hard Drive Replacement
If your computer’s hard drive is acting up, it can leave you scrambling to find files and information that have gone missing. It’s important to act quickly to avoid permanent data loss, which can lead to costly repairs and potentially even more serious issues in the future.
A reputable repair service can help you retrieve lost data and restore your computer to working condition. They can also install antivirus software, backups, and other preventive measures to minimize the risks of future problems.
A good computer repair company will be transparent about their pricing structures and warranty policies. They’ll also provide realistic turnaround times to ensure a stress-free experience. Whether you’re looking for on-site or remote support, a reputable service provider should be able to provide a solution that fits your needs. Look for certifications and extensive industry expertise to ensure a successful repair process. You can also ask about the tools they use for their repairs, such as torx screwdrivers that are designed specifically for Apple Mac computers, iMac opening wheel tool, really-strong double-sided tape to fix the screen back to the alluminum frame after repairs, formatted hard drive or solid state drive so you can reinstall mac OS, etc.
3. Data Recovery
As Brisbane’s tech scene thrives, the need for reputable computer repair services becomes more apparent. Whether your PC or laptop is running slowly or you’re experiencing a serious data loss event, finding the right company to help with these issues is essential for staying connected and productive in the city’s digital landscape.
Hard drive data recovery is a service that helps you retrieve important files from a failing internal hard disk of your desktop or laptop and external devices like RAID drives, flash drives, and memory cards. You can also recover data from failed solid-state drives and even tape backups. Data recovery professionals use specialised equipment and techniques to salvage files from physically damaged devices, which are usually marked by clicking sounds or screeches. To get the best results, avoid attempting to retrieve data yourself by using internet applications as they may inadvertently rearrange your data. You should also steer clear of unqualified friends and family members who may attempt to fix your device with DIY solutions, such as placing the hard drive in an oven or a fridge (it’s not going to work!).
4. Printer & Scanner Issues
Your computer manages all of its peripheral devices like printers and scanners with pieces of software called drivers. Sometimes two different devices that connect via parallel or USB cables may conflict in their driver software, preventing them from working together. This can be a frustrating problem to fix on your own.
One way to resolve the problem is to make sure that all the electrical connections are connected properly. Check to see if the power cable is plugged in securely at both the scanner and the computer. If you’re using a surge protector, unplug it and plug the device directly into a wall outlet. Another possibility is that the scanner simply isn’t getting enough power to function correctly. Make sure that the power cord is plugged in securely at the back of the scanner and that the cable is fully extended to reach the outlet.
If your scanner isn’t receiving any power at all, it might be time to replace the battery. Additionally, the scanner’s software may require an update to work properly. Apple and other computer makers design their systems to be updated regularly to improve performance, add security features, and keep the hardware compatible with various applications.
5. Laptop Battery Replacement
There are many issues that can occur with laptops, whether it be software problems or physical hardware failure. Norm’s Computer Services comes to your home or business in South Brisbane, Dutton Park, Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, West End or Woolloongabba to troubleshoot and resolve these issues. Pricing begins at $120 which includes one hour of troubleshooting time.
If your computer is running slow, it can be due to a number of reasons including a virus infection, lack of RAM or a cluttered hard drive. Norm’s Computer Services can help speed up your computer in South Brisbane and leave it running faster than ever before!
With a bustling tech landscape, it’s important to keep your computer and laptop performing at their best. By educating yourself about common computer issues, researching reputable repair companies and taking preventive measures, you can stay connected and productive in Brisbane’s digital world! Norm’s Computer Services is a local, family-owned and operated business specializing in all aspects of IT and laptop repairs. Our expert technicians are ready to resolve your issues quickly, effectively and affordably!