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Computer Repair Bearsden Milngavie

If you are looking for computer repair in Milngavie or computer repair in Bearsden then look no further than Laptop And PC Doctor. We offer computer repairs in Bearsden, Milngavie and the rest of the surrounding Glasgow area.

All our technicians are industry certified and have been in the computer repair sector for years.  With laptop and PC Doctor now 4 years old we have built up a solid reputation and offer a wide range of computer repair services for home and business users.  From Laptop and PC repairs to Apple and Tablet repairs we have it covered.  We also stock a wide range of computers, laptops, software including anti virus, and peripherals.

For service second to none, contact Laptop andPC Doctor today and see what we can do for you.

IMac repair Glasgow

iMac Repairs in Glasgow

At laptop and PC Doctor in Bearsden, Glasgow, we don’t hide the fact that we are experts when it comes to repairing Apple iMac computers

Common iMac repairs we carry out are

  • Broken or cracked iMac screens including backlight problems
  • Hard Drive repairs
  • Over heating problems
  • Logic Board repair or replacement
  • Superdrive replacement
  • Power supply problems

So if you need an iMac repair in Glasgow why not come and see us at Laptop and PC Doctor for a free quote.

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IPad Repairs Glasgow

Laptop and pc doctor are now offering iPad 1 and iPad 2 screen repairs at our computer repair shop in Bearsden, Glasgow.

External Touch / Glass Screen (Digitizer)  iPad repair

  • This repair is to replace the Touch / glass front screen (digitizer). If the screen has been cracked, scratched or no longer responds to touch.

Internal LCD / Display Screen iPad repair

  • This repair will replace the Internal LCD / Display Screen. If the screen is white, has ink stains, black lines or cracked

Rear Case iPad repair

  • We will replace the rear case of the iPad 2. Please note the replacement rear case will not show the GB size on the rear

iPad battery replacement

  • We will replace the internal battery on your iPad

So if you need an iPad repair in Glasgow or the surrounding area, why not pop into the shop and we’ll have it back to you in no time.

 

 

Data Recovery Glasgow

Nowadays, with increased storage capacity available to everyone, data is being stored at an alarming rate. Even the average computer user has more than 1TB (terabyte) of data if they like to store home movies or family photos, like the average person does.

When this precious data is lost, it is nice to know what could have caused it and maybe next time we can avoid this problem.

1. Hardware Failure

Of course this cause for data loss is a nightmare as you have no control over it. For example if your hard drive fails from the internal ball bearings being worn out, you cannot help this. A hard drive is a mere mechanical device that has working parts. This means that things can go wrong.

2. Human error

Hey, we are all human after all and many of us delete files accidentally. In fact humans do a lot of stupid things that can cause data loss. You might spill a drink on your computer and blow up the whole thing, or maybe you might think you have saved files, when actually you haven’t.

3. Software corruption or problem

When a computer user installs software and then restarts the computer, something goes wrong, and your Windows will not start at all. You know you have done something to cause an error. The problem here is that people don’t know how to get out of this situation and prevent data loss. They actually try so many troubleshooting tasks that it sends the computer into a more serious error.

4. Computer viruses

Computer viruses can be vicious and destroy your files very quickly. They can cause data loss and sometimes, if you’re lucky, access to your files. If you have only lost access to your files then maybe you haven’t actually lost your data yet. But if the virus has infected your files, your data may be now useless and corrupted.

5. Disaster

Unfortunately we have no control over a disaster that might happen to your computer. This cannot be blamed on anyone in particular, but it is devastating to experience this data loss nevertheless.

Water damage may be repairable in some cases, as long as the computer was not operating at the time. Many computer professionals remove dust from computers by hosing the entire system out with water. Obviously there is no power connected to the computer, and when dried out correctly, the computer works as it did before.

I still recommend hiring a professional to recover your data, as sometimes it is too precious to lose.

How to Prevent Data Loss

Some things we just have no control over, so therefore we cannot prevent data loss. But we can prepare for data loss by implementing a backup data and recovery plan. You can also maintain your computer carefully and keep it running smoothly.

8 Ways to break your computer

How To Break Your Computer

1. Leave it alone for five minutes with your young children.

You think you know what every dial on the monitor does. But when you sit down at the computer after the child leaves, suddenly the screen is yellow, wavy and filled with polka dots. The keys on the keyboard no longer work and the printer is spitting out gibberish. Try to set aside a computer just for the kids.

2.Flash the BIOS.

We get a lot of questions about BIOS upgrades gone bad. A BIOS upgrade going bad is akin to a brain transplant going bad. While it may sometimes be necessary to update the BIOS, usually you will gain no extra functionality by flashing it.

3.Just start deleting stuff.

We also get a lot of questions from people complaining their computer is no longer booting. When asked if there were any recent changes to the system, we’ll occasionally hear something like “that program explorer.exe was taking up a lot of space so I deleted it.” Only remove programs via the Add / Remove Programs area of the Control Panel or the uninstaller that comes with the program.

4.Open Email Attachments.

Opening attachments-even from people you know-can be catastrophic. Worms will use Email attachments to propagate. They use your Email to send itself to everyone in your address book. So it may appear the Email is coming from Sister Susie, when in fact it is a virus. If you receive an attachment from a relative, call and ask them before you open it. At the very least, invest in a commercial-grade antivirus that scans incoming and outgoing Emails.

5.Move your computer from one side of the room to another.

Seems like a safe thing to do, right? Wrong. While we have discovered no real explanation why this happens, dozens of forum members have written to say that all they did was move the PC from the bedroom to the living room and then it no longer works. Even when taking said computer back to the bedroom it still doesn’t work.

6.Replace a bad 350 WT power supply with a known good 150 WT power supply.

Enough said.

7.Download Freeware.

Not all Freeware is bad. But unless you get it from a reliable source, it’s not a good idea to put it on your PC. It’s bad getting spyware and viruses. But when you actually download and install the virus yourself, well that just makes it hurt more.

8.Hit it.

Despite how good it makes you feel, it’s not a great idea to smack your computer when it crashes or takes too long to execute a task. Computers just don’t understand tough love-it’s a binary thing.

Laptops from £299

We don’t just offer computer repairs in Glasgow, we are also busy supplying new computers to home and business users. We stock brand new Dell laptops from £299.

We will be launching our online shop soon but in the mean time come and have a browse around our shop or give us a call for some friendly advice.

We know how easy it is to damage a socket or port on your laptop. At Laptop And PC Doctor we can repair virtually any broken or damaged laptop socket or port including :

  • Laptop usb ports
  • Laptop power socket / jack
  • Laptop fire-wire port

We can repair laptop power sockets on any make or model and we can supply chargers for any laptop including Dell, Acer and Hewlett Packard.  We always supply original manufacturer laptop power adapters.

Happy Birthday

We are 2 years old this month. Wow!!  Our computer repair shop in Bearsden is busier than ever and we have expanded the business to become a Dell reseller.  We have been stocking a wide range of Dell laptops and PCs for some time now and purchasing from us gives our customers our usual high level of service and support that we have built our solid reputation on.

We are currently offering a 2 hour turn around time on all laptop screen repairs and we can boast and average turn around time of 24 hours on most repairs. Dont forget we can offer a faster turn around time if you request an express service on any repair.

Exciting times ahead at Laptop and PC Doctor

How time flies when your repairing computers.  It only seem like yesterday we opened our doors at laptop and PC Doctor.  We have been working hard repairing PCs and laptops in Bearsden, Milngavie and the rest of Glasgow for over a year and a half.

Remember we dont just do computer repairs in glasgow, we offer a collect and return service to anywhere in the UK

We repair all makes and models of Laptops and PCs and we aim to turn around all repairs within 24Hrs. We can offer a priority service for anyone who “needs it right now”.

We stock a wide range of brand new laptops and desktops at web prices and we can also transfer all your important data from your old computer to your nice new shiny laptop or desktop.

Onsite support is available We cover the whole of Glasgow as well as the greater Glasgow area. Our technicians will travel and fix computers in Glasgow and surrounding areas and as far as Bearsden, Milngavie, Duntocher, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Kirkintilloch, etc… Just call us to see if your area is covered.

Advice is always free so stop into our shop or give us a call and we can repair your laptop or PC computer with a professional friendly service added on top.