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Lenovo G580 Laptop Hinge Problem

Lenovo G580 Laptop Hinge Problem

Laptop hinge repairs are generally anywhere from $40 – $129, however, pricing varies greatly from model to model. This week a customer wrote in and said: I am using a Lenovo G-580 Laptop and recently the Hinge of my Laptop got broken. The LCD is fine and

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Windows 8.1 Screen Flashing at Desktop on Laptop

We have had a lot of laptops come in for repair lately running Windows 8.1 which boot up to the desktop and have a flashing or blinking screen. This problem is usually caused by a conflict in Norton Internet Security or Norton Antivirus / Norton 360. The

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I broke my Macbook screen – can it be fixed?

The short answer is yes.  Apple has come out with various different screens over the last few years.  Macbook Pro models have a protective glass layer over the LCD and if it breaks, we can replace just that piece.  We have had customers tell us they were

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Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you own a computer with Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can get a fee upgrade from Microsoft to Windows 10.  Here are the details: You need to reserve an appointment to get the download – normally this is done by clicking the Windows 10 icon

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HP LCD Bezel Cover Sticker – missing / damaged / over charged

We have gotten inquiries from customers wondering if they were overcharged on their computer repair by someone else or if the computer repair done on their machine was poorly done because the computer was not returned similar to the way it was originally.    The specific problem that

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Closed for 4th of July Weekend

We will be closed July 3 (Friday), July 4 (Sat) and July 5 (Sun) for the holiday weekend.  We will reopen on July 6 at 9AM.  We wish you a Happy Independence Day!

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Closed for Memorial Day weekend

We will be closing on May 22 at 6 PM and reopening on May 26 at 9 AM.   We appreciate your business. We hope you have a good holiday weekend.  Do remember the reason for the holiday and remember those that have given all for this country.

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Should I respond to a friend request from Flipora?

I got a request to accept a friend request from someone I don’t know very well. It appears to be from the Flipora app. This isn’t a virus but you don’t want to accept this request even if it is from your mother. Note that Flip, Flipora

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April 2015 Lenovo Battery Recall

Lenovo and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a battery recall for the battery packs of certain notebook computers. Affected notebooks are eligible for a free battery replacement due to the batteries posing a risk of fire hazard. The recall affects approximately 148,800 batteries in the

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What is a computer virus or malware and how did I get it?

There are three terms that get used for unwanted software that is on your computer: junkware/bloatware, viruses, and malware.  There is also social engineering scams that I will discuss in the section on viruses. People usually will bring us a computer because it is “running slow”.  Many

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Refurbished Thinkpads on sale now!

We have many laptops that have come off corporate lease but the most popular are Lenovo Thinkpads including the X210, T420, T430, T520 and usually several other models.

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What do I do when I have spilled wine, coffee, soda on my Apple Macbook, Lenovo Thinkpad, Dell laptop or HP computer?

What do I do when I have spilled wine, coffee, soda on my Apple Macbook, Lenovo Thinkpad, Dell laptop or HP computer? In this article, I will try to describe what happens when you have a spill.  How different models of laptops are better or worse for

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Can laptop hinges be replaced / fixed?

Can laptop hinges be replaced / fixed?  The simple answer is yes.  Sometimes laptops fall and the hinges are broken.  We do repairs for a local police department.  Sometimes officers get in their car and swing the shotgun to attach it behind their seat.  Unfortunately sometimes they

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How much does a new laptop computer cost? – 2015 Edition

We often are asked how much does a computer cost.  Many times it is in reference to if it makes sense to do a repair or “just buy a new computer”. The simple answer is that laptops typically range from $300 to $4000 for a new laptop. 

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LCD Replacement

We replace many LCD’s in laptops.  Sometimes you will hear them referred to by the name liquid crystal display  or liquid crystal screen.  Most LCD replacements will cost between $129 and $199 depending on exactly what screen is used on your laptop.  We offer free diagnostics, since

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