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Mac pushed in power jack

Recently we have had several Macbook Pro laptops with damaged power jacks.  The MagSafe AC adapter is great for pulling away when you trip over the AC adapter cord. However if you drop your Mac and it lands on the power jack pushing the connector into the

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Delayed opening on Jan 28

Due to potential icy conditions Monday morning – we may have a delayed opening.  Also apologies to customers for our closing on Saturday, Jan 26.

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Windows 7 vs Windows 8

Feel free to stop by, give us a call or drop an email if you have questions regarding Windows 7 vs Windows 8.  We are selling new computers with both operating systems. We can upgrade your older computer or one of our “New to you” refurbished machines

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Holiday Hours

Absolute Computers will be closed December 24, 25 and January 1.    Otherwise – we are open our normal hours of 9-6 M-F and 9-2 on Saturday.   May you all have a happy holiday season.

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Selected for Angie’s List’s 2012 Super Service Award

We have been selected for Angie’s List’s 2012 Super Service Award for outstanding computer repair by Angie’s List members.  

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Apple – obsession or need

Apple products are very popular.  However they are expensive.  Morgan Stanley has calculated the average amount that US households spend on Apple products.  In 2007, it was $150 and in 2010, it was up to $295.  But in 2011, the average increased to $444.  2012 will be

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Tablets

We do not sell tablets but we do repair them. There are many different brands available in stores. I would suggest that you get one of the more popular brands. First, you need to make a few decisions: – Do you want the tablet to be WiFi

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Local Tedx conferences coming to NC

Most folks have seen the TED videos. There are also many smaller Tedx conferences held around the world. The next ones in Raleigh and Durham are sold out but here are some in North Carolina that still have tickets available. A road trip idea for the winter.

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I want my start button on my new Windows 8 machine

For those that just got or are getting a new Windows 8 machine – one complaint is the missing START button. Here is a download that allows you to have your old familiar START button just like Windows 7 on your new Windows 8 machine. Note that

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Closed for Thanksgiving

We will be closed November 22 & 23 (Thursday & Friday) for Thanksgiving.  However if you want a new or refurbished computer we will be open on Saturday – normal hours – come on by!

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Liquid spills on laptop keyboards and repair solutions

We have seen many keyboards will spill damage lately. The most popular liquids appear to be soda (Coke is number one), wine and water.  Coffee seems to rarely get spilled into laptops – go figure! Some models that we have seen frequently lately (and fixed)  with liquid

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Dell N5010 and Dell N5040 Laptop Not Getting Power Problem and Repair

We have seen multiple Dell N5010 and Dell N5040 laptops recently that will not power up. This can happen with any kind of laptop. The first thing we check is the AC adapter. If it is providing the correct voltage and current, then we go on to

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Is this your password?

SplashData  has released its annual Worst Passwords list compiled from most commonly used passwords: 1. password 2, 123456 3. 12345678 4. abc123 5. qwerty 6. monkey 7. letmein 8. dragon 9. 111111 10. baseball 11. iloveyou 12. trustno1 13. 1234567 14. sunshine 15. master 16. 123123 17.

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Internet Explorer 10 browser has a great default

Executives from IBM, Dell., Intel, Visa, Verizon, WalMart and other companies have written to Microsoft’s CEO complaining that the next version of Internet Explorer will make “Do Not Track” the default option. This would prevent companies from collecting data on a user’s browsing activity. This is the

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Solid State Drives vs Hard Drives – 2012

Solid state drives (SSD) have become popular because of their speed but they are still more expensive than a hard drive. A few things to consider: Solid State drives are at least 10x faster than your hard drive so booting up your computer and loading large programs

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