Posts Tagged ‘Laptop Repair’

February 9th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Derwood & Kensington & Montgomery Village Laptop Upgrades

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Derwood & Kensington & Montgomery Village Laptop Upgrades – Upgrading Your Laptop For Better Performance, Derwood, Kensington & Montgomery Village

It can be really tiresome trying to work or play a game on a slow or old laptop, but before you consider throwing your old or slow laptop away there may be a few upgrades you can make which could help speed up and make your laptop feel like new.  Geek ABC is a local computer and network service and repair company who can help you determine if your laptop is worth salvaging before you put forth the money on upgrades or if you should consider purchasing a new one all together.  Sometimes upgrading or replacing some of your laptop’s hardware can make a world of difference.  Our computer geeks have expertise in many areas and would love to help you salvage what you might consider a lost cause.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We provide mobile, onsite computer and laptop service and repair for businesses and residents throughout the Washington DC metro area.

The first thing that you ought to consider upgrading is your laptops RAM (Random Access Memory), if it allows for more.  Some laptops allow for a maximum amount of RAM so be sure to check that out first.  Adding more memory is one of the least expensive upgrades you can make that will give you immediate and noticeable results.  It will help to reduce those nasty hang-ups and give you quicker response times.

The next thing to consider is upgrading and adding extra hard drive space.  This will not only increase your speed but it will give you extra space for storage.  You can get either an external hard drive for extra space or install a larger internal one.

With the advancements in technology today, most laptops have a lifespan of about 4 years, but you don’t necessarily have to always go out and purchase a new one.  There are ways that you can expand the life of your current laptop.  If you do have to go out and purchase a new laptop, data transfer is one of our specialties and we would be more than happy to help you with that.  Again, we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

We service many different types of laptops and desktop computers including Dell, HP, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, Acer, and Mac throughout the Washington DC Metro Area.


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January 19th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Laptop Repair

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Washington DC Laptop Repair – Laptop Repair and Service, Washington DC

As we are well in to the age of technology, it is plain to see that computers have become an essential part of our every day life.  Not only do we rely on them as important business tools but they help us in just about every aspect of our lives.  Whether we are students, employees, gamers or simply any other person, we want to keep up with the growing world around us and how better than with the assistance of computers.  Especially now with the world around us in constant motion we are likely to take our computing on the go.  This is where laptops come in handy.   Laptops have become a big part of our lives due to a lot of companies now relying on telecommuting, which cuts down certain costs, mostly pertaining to the cost saved on office space, and with students because they can now take their work with them and study just about anywhere they can get an internet connection.

In our shop, we are seeing more and more laptops in for repair, mainly due to the wide usage of laptops these days, especially for business people and students, who are both constantly in need of information on-the-go.  And with people being so reliant on their laptops, it can be extremely inconvenient when they crash.  Even the most minor laptop related issues can bring our daily routines to a stand still.  Not only can it be frustrating to have your laptop crash but it can be difficult and frustrating to find a service and repair shop to fix your laptop, especially one that you can trust that has reasonable rates.

If you have a laptop that is in need service or repair, Geek ABC is here to help you end that search.  Geek ABC is a locally owned and operated computer and network service and repair provider and we have offers such as our “$99 total computer fix” which can help solve your laptop struggles.  Geek ABC technicians have expertise in upgrading and replacing memory, operating systems, hard drives, motherboards, power supplies, software, and processors as well as many other laptop peripherals. Our computer geeks specialize in data backup, data transfer, data recovery, computer repair, laptop repair, virus removal, spyware and malware removal, network security, wireless network setup and repair, remote tech support, as well as other complicated issues.

Geek ABC is an onsite computer and network service and repair company in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.  We can be reached via our website, www.geekabc.com, or you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home network support and repair services for residential and business customers.  You can also check out our blog at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/ for more information on other topics.


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November 11th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Loudon County Virginia (VA) Computer Water Damage

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Loudon County Virginia (VA) Computer Water Damage – Computer Damage Caused By Water & Other Liquid Spills

One of the biggest causes for laptop damage or computer keyboard damage is due to accidentally spilling water or other liquids on to the computer or laptop itself or on the keyboard of your desktop computer.  If you spill any type of liquid on to your laptop you risk doing damage not only to the keyboard but to the system as a whole.  The extent of the damage sometimes depends on the amount of liquid and the type of liquid that is spilled on the computer.  Diagnosing these types of issues can also be somewhat difficult.  With a regular desktop keyboard, since they aren’t extremely expensive, it’s probably better to just go ahead and replace it.  With a laptop, things get a little more difficult.  Fluid damage on a laptop keyboard could not only damage the keyboard but several other parts as well, including the motherboard.  The first thing you should do if you spill something on your laptop is to turn it off, clean up as much of the access liquid as soon as possible, turn it on its side or upside down, try to dry it out, and have it looked at by a computer professional as soon as possible to have it cleaned up.  Damage caused by liquid spilled on a keyboard is a common issue that we see and deal with here at Geek ABC.

Geek ABC is a local computer and network service and repair company.  Our computer geeks have expertise in, but not limited to, desktop and laptop computer repair, emergency data recovery, data transfer and backup, virus and spyware removal, network installation and repair (both wired and wireless), software and hardware install and upgrades, as well as remote tech support and one-on-one training.  If you are having computer troubles and need help we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to set up an appointment.  Geek ABC provides mobile, on-site computer and network repair services for residential and business customers throughout the Washington DC Metro area.

Even something that appears as harmless as water can cause fatal issues within a computer.  It’s not the water itself that does the damage but what is in the water.  Tap and bottled water both contain minerals which allows it to conduct electricity and gives it the ability to cause corrosion.  Therefore, spilling water on your laptop can easily result in a short circuit and can eventually lead to its death.  Other liquids that are commonly spilled on computers are coffee, soda, wine, and beer.  Each of these liquids has specific ingredients that can cause specific problems.  If you spill something on your laptop or keyboard it is important that you let the person who is going to be working on it know exactly what it was and how much was spilled.

Here at Geek ABC we work hard to provide you with useful and accurate information.  Please feel free to give us a call 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) or visit us on our website @ www.geekabc.com.



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October 26th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Desktop Vs. Laptop

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Washington DC Desktop Vs. Laptop – Choosing Your Next Computer, Desktop Vs. Laptop, Washington DC

If you’re in the market for a new computer, you might find yourself wondering if you should invest in a new desktop or laptop.  Both types of computers have their Pro’s and Con’s and Geek ABC is here to assist in helping you make that decision.  We can be reached via our website, www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, mobile, onsite computer support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

First let’s take a look at the Pro’s and Con’s of a owning a desktop computer (PC):

Pros:

  • Faster overall processing speed
  • More Memory and Drives
  • Easier to Customize and Upgrade by yourself
  • Function better for multimedia purposes, such as gaming, functioning as a TV, DVR, DVD/CD player, and photo display
  • If you work with graphics, gaming, or photo editing, you can easily upgrade and choose your viewing space with a larger monitor
  • They cost less than laptops

Cons:

  • They aren’t easily portable
  • You need to have space to set them up, especially if you aren’t investing in an all-in-one, like the Apple Mac. (Basic set up will require space for a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and computer tower)
  • You will need multiple outlets and cables for your peripherals
  • In general they are heavy and a hassle to move when you need to.

As far as Laptop’s go, the Pro’s and Con’s are as followed:

Pros:

  • Portability!  Even with the larger laptops, you can close them up, put them in a bag, and take them anywhere.
  • They are self contained.  This helps to keep your workspace neat and clean because, essentially, all you need is a power cord and possibly an Ethernet cable for internet connectivity.
  • If you do want to you it as your main computer you can invest in a docking station and attach a mouse, keyboard, and monitor
  • And Last but not Least, because they are battery powered, as long as the battery has charge, you don’t have to worry about losing a document during a power failure.

Cons:

  • They can be difficult to customize and upgrade
  • If you need repair you will most likely have to go directly to the manufacturer to fix it, if it’s still in warranty, and if the warranty is expired it could be costly to repair
  • They are easily stolen and you may have to invest extra in a laptop lock
  • They are easily damaged if dropped, especially the screen, and if you spill something on the keyboard it could ruin the entire computer.
  • They are more expensive

So overall, whether you decide to invest in a desktop or laptop, it’s all about what fits your lifestyle better.  For students, it’s nice to have a laptop that is easily portable and can be taken to class and libraries to study, but they can be easily stolen as well.  Desktops are better suited for families who have the space or for someone who needs to multimedia capabilities for work or fun.  Again, either way you decide to choose, Geek ABC is here to help!


 

 

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October 4th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Computer Repair

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Washington DC – Washington DC Computer Repair

Geek ABC’s computer professionals provide mobile computer repair services to your home or business.  We are a locally owned and operated company that services the entire Washington Dc Metro area.  Our computer professionals have expertise in, but not limited to, desktop and laptop computer repair, emergency data recovery, data transfer and backup, virus and spyware removal, network installation and repair (both wired and wireless), software and hardware install and upgrades, as well as remote tech support and one-on-one training.

There’s no sense in wasting time disconnecting your PC and hauling it in to a repair shop when you can give us a call and we will send one of our computer specialists to you.  We provide in-home service at a time that is most convenient for you.  We will diagnose and fix your computer on-site and if it needs more in depth service and repair we will bring it to the stop to work on it and then return it to you on your time.

Geek ABC Computer Repair Services & Network Repair Include:

  • On-site computer repair Washington, DC
  • Home computer repair Washington, DC
  • Business computer repair Washington, DC
  • Business telephone solutions Washington, DC
  • Computer virus removal Washington, DC
  • Computer data recovery Washington, DC
  • Computer application repair Washington, DC
  • Computer database application repair Washington, DC
  • Computer network repair Washington, DC
  • Computer programming repair Washington, DC
  • Computer disaster recovery Washington, DC
  • Computer data backup solutions Washington, DC
  • Computer firewall repair Washington, DC
  • Computer image editing repair Washington, DC
  • Computer network server support Washington, DC
  • Computer network email repair Washington, DC
  • Computer network anti-virus repair Washington, DC
  • Website development services available in all 50 US States

Our Computer Geeks are available and Serving Home and Business customers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, below is a list of some of the areas we cover: (if you don’t see your particular city listed please give us a call)

Virginia (VA):

Arlington County: Arlington, Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Rosslyn

Fairfax County: Alexandria, Annandale, Bailey’s Crossroads, Burke, City of Alexandria, Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Vienna

Loudon County: Ashburn, Herndon, Leesburg, South Riding, Sterling

Prince William County: Bristow, Dale City, Dumfries, Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Lorton, Manassas, Occoquan, Quantico, Triangle, Woodbridge

Maryland (MD):

Montgomery County: Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Deer Park, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park

Prince Georges (PG) County: Adelphi, Andrews Airforce Base, Bowie, Capitol Heights, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, New Carrollton, Suitland, Upper Marlboro, UMUC, University Park

Washington DC:

Adams Morgan, American University, Capital Hill, Chinatown, Cleveland Park, Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, Farragut Station, Foggy Bottom, Friendship Heights, Georgetown, Georgia Avenue, Howard University, Logan Circle, U St. Corridor, Union Station, Van Ness, Woodley Park


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August 31st, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service

***We provide onsite Computer Repair and Network Support for home and business in VA, MD and DC. Please, call us toll free 877-433-5222 or fill out the Service Request Form to schedule an appointment. We have put a blog below that you may find useful knowledge about computers, services and products.***

Computer Repair Arlington, VA – Did you know that Arlington is the birthplace of the internet?  “The  Defense Department Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) built the Interface Message Processor (IMP) to carry data to and from different specialized computers mostly in the U.S. university community. DARPA created ARPANET, which was the fore runner to the internet as we know it today.”  And with the birth of the internet came the boom of computers.

Arlington is also home to a great number of government and military employees. Many people detailed on business to the Washington DC area stay in Arlington.

Whether you are planning on traveling to Arlington for business or pleasure, most people these days travel with their laptops and other various electronics.  I don’t know if you have experienced a computer issue or failure during your travels but I sure have and it couldn’t have come at a worse time.  Here at Geek ABC we will come to you to help solve your computer issues.  All you have to do is call and one of our experienced, certified computer professionals will be on the way to help save the day!

Call Geek ABC at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222)

Geek ABC’s computer repair technicians are experienced A+ certified computer professionals.


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