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Macbook Pro A1278 with a hard drive not working

A customer came in with the hard drive on their Macbook not working.  The typical situation would be that the hard drive had failed and needed replaced.  However during our diagnostics, we determined that the only problem was the hard drive cable had gone bad.  So replacing

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Laptop running hot or shutting down?

Laptops have a sensor near the CPU (microprocessor) that measures it’s temperature.  If the CPU gets too hot, the laptop will shut down. Desktops have the same feature.  When laptops are getting too hot, it can be caused by several different issues: 1)      Fan needs replaced –

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Liquid spills on laptops from leaky roofs to spilled coffee on the keyboard

We see many laptops that have spill damage.  We also sometimes see desktops with spill damage but that is more rare.  Recently we had a Lenovo All in One that had been damaged due to rain from a leaky roof. However I will focus this discussion on

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Laptop running hot. Does your house have pets or people with long hair?

Laptop running hot in a house with pets? A customer thought his Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 was running hot.   As part of the free diagnostics, we checked the temperature of his microprocessor.  It was running hot.  He had pets at home and he had pet hair inside the

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Satellite P75 with a broken lid

Sometimes a customer will drop his labtop and it looks badly damaged. Recently we repaired a Satellite P75 that had both a broken LCD and a broken lid.  The repair made the machine look like new and was much less than the cost to replace it. As

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Dell XPS 13 turns on then turns off

Both laptops and desktops will start to power up and then will power themselves down after a few minutes.  We had a  Dell XPS had that symptom this week.  With our free diagnostics, we determined the fan had failed.  It is simple and inexpensive to replace a

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Important data on your old computer

We had a customer that was ready to retire their Dell Inspiron D410.  However it had important data on it that several people in the office all wanted to have copies .   Many times we will transfer customer data from their failing hard drive on the old

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Apple Macbook Pro Glass , LCD repair and video cable replacement

We get asked frequently if we can repair Macbooks. The answer is yes and that is why we have a special site just so people know we offer these services at www.raleighmacrepair.com . Apple Macbook Pro laptops do have a unique feature. Instead of just the LCD,

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DC Jack Repair

We had a customer that called and asked if we could repair her computer.  It was not charging correctly and she had already purchased a new laptop battery elsewhere and that hadn’t resolved the problem.  She had stumbled across the following web page and felt this was

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Vizio USB charging port repair

At Absolute Computers, we have done laptop power jack repairs http://absoluteraleigh.com/power_jack_repair/ for over a decade.  Now that people use tablets – we are seeing that they are having similar problems with the charging port of the tablet.  Today we repaired the USB charging port on a Vizio

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Recall on Lenovo AC cords

There has been a recall on Lenovo AC cords associated with the AC power adapter.  Here is more info: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/powercord2014 Note that we do stock in local inventory genuine AC adapters (power bricks) for most models of laptops.

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Closed for Holiday

We will be closed December 24 – 28  (Wednesday through Sunday)  and also on January 1 for the holidays.  We wish you a happy holiday season.

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Google Releases Chrome Software Removal Tool for Windows

Google recently announced a software removal tool for Windows users. If you have noticed Chrome acting strange, displaying advertisements or popups, the software removal tool may help you. You can download it here. The tools scans your computer for programs known to interfere with Chrome’s operation and

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Lenovo ThinkPad DC Power Jack Repair

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, formerly IBM ThinkPad, are very well built machines. On these units, the DC Jack is a separate component from the motherboard. On most laptops, the DC power jack is soldered to the motherboard. Replacing it requires de-soldering the old part, installing the new part,

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Panasonic Toughbook LCD Repair

Panasonic Toughbook LCD Repair

Panasonic Toughbook LCD repairs are labor intensive repairs which we provide very often to paramedics, police departments, construction workers, and other people who use these great machines on a regular basis. We usually need this machine in our hands to get an accurate estimate. Quotes are free

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