Posts Tagged ‘onsite computer repair’

January 3rd, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Lorton Woodbridge Manassas Virginia (VA) Geek ABC Family

***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.***

Lorton, Woodbridge, Manassas Virginia (VA) Geek ABC Family – The Geek ABC Family, Who Are We? Lorton, Woodbridge, Manassas Virginia (VA)

Geek ABC is not just your local computer and network service and repair company, we are like a family.  What makes us unique in that sense is that, unlike the local “big box” competition, we keep things small and close-knit so that your experience with our company is a personal one.

Here at Geek ABC, we have the ability to keep up and compete with the local “big box” competition because our “geeks” (computer professionals) have extensive expertise in, but not limited to, desktop and laptop computer repair, emergency data recovery, data migration and backup, virus and spyware removal, network installation and repair (both wired and wireless), software and hardware installation and upgrades, as well as remote support and one-on-one training,  we offer the best warranty on labor in the local market, 90 days, and because we are locally owned and operated we can keep our overhead costs at a minimum so that we can pass the savings on to our customers by offering better prices on labor.

When you call Geek ABC you will either reach myself or our Office Manager and we are your first step to fast, affordable onsite computer and network service and repair for your home or business.  It’s with one of us that you can schedule an onsite appointment to have one of our “geeks” come out and fix your computer and/or network or you can choose our $99 Total Computer Fix and either drop your computer off at our shop for repair or for a small fee we will come out and pick it up, bring it back to our shop to fix it, and then return it to you.

Here at Geek ABC we want you to have a quality computer repair service experience.  We treat our customers as if they were a part of our family.  By choosing Geek ABC you have the satisfaction of knowing that your computer is our #1 priority.  With our in-home services we schedule and perform same-day repairs, and with our $99 Total Computer Fix we never have your computer in our shop for more than a few days.  Also, because we are a local business you never have to worry about your personal information or data since your computer is either in your home or at our shop.  Another reason to become part of the Geek ABC family is that we provide the best warranty on labor in the local industry, 90 DAYS!!!  The Geek ABC family wouldn’t be complete without our customers.

So, If you are looking for computer or network service and repair in the Washington DC area, you should consider becoming a part of the Geek ABC Family.  We can be reached via our website, www.geekabc.com, give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment, or visit our Blog at http://geekabc.blogspot.com for more information.

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November 5th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Montgomery County Maryland (MD) BIOS Password

***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.***

Montgomery County Maryland (MD) BIOS Password – Resetting Your Computers BIOS Password, Montgomery County Maryland (MD)

BIOS or the Basic Input/Output System is a built in application that verifies the system before accessing the hard drive.  To ensure accessibility when disk failure occurs, BIOS are located within ROM chip.

There are some BIOS’s that allow you to require a password a password to be entered before your system will boot and others allow you to require a password to be entered before the BIOS setup can be accessed.  If you happen to forget this password and need to reset it, there are three main ways you can go about this.

The first way is with the manufacturer supplied software.

The second way is to remove the battery for the CMOS memory, which is next to the motherboard, for at least 30 seconds, causing it to lose all CMOS information, including the BIOS password.  This battery allows the CMOS memory to maintain its information even when the computer is powered off.  Sometimes this battery is soldered to the motherboard, so that leaves us with one more option.

Somewhere on the motherboard is a jumper that will also reset or clear the BIOS password.  If the jumper isn’t labeled then you will need the motherboard documentation to find it.  Usually it is standing alone near the battery.

One thing to remember if you are planning on clearing the BIOS password with one of the last two ways, when opening and working on the inside of your computer, it is important to wear an antistatic wrist strap to avoid damage to your computer.

If you feel this information hasn’t helped you in clearing or resetting your systems BIOS password, please feel free to contact us here at Geek ABC.  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 and network support and repair for residential and business customers throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area.


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October 14th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Silver Spring Maryland (MD) Wireless Network Adapters

***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.***

Silver Spring Maryland (MD) Wireless (WiFi) Network Adapters – The Use Of Wireless (WiFi) Network Adapters, Silver Spring Maryland (MD)

Wireless (WiFi) network adapters give you the ability to connect your desktop computers, HDTVs, gaming consoles, blu-ray players, TiVo and much more to your existing home wireless network.

There are three basic types of wireless network adapters:

1.       Wireless Adapter Cards for your Desktop PC

2.       USB adapters for laptops and certain gaming systems

3.       Ethernet adapters for gaming console’s, Blu-ray players and HDTV’s

Wireless adapter cards are used for desktop computer’s (PC’s).   If you desktop computer doesn’t already have a wireless card built in, you can get an adapter card that allows you to connect to your wireless network, therefore eliminating all the wiring needed to connect directly to your modem and router.  If you computer does have a wireless card but it works with an older protocol than your router, you may need to add a wireless adapter card to be able to connect to your wireless network.

Wireless USB adapters are primarily used for gaming systems and laptops that don’t have built in wireless cards.  They can also be used for desktops but I suggest the adapter card if you are trying to connect your desktop to your wireless network.  Most laptops come with a built in WiFi card but due to the ever-changing standards ,from one protocol to a newer and faster protocol, older wireless cards that only support the older protocol will not work with a router that supports a newer protocol.  This issue can be solved by using a wireless adapter.

Ethernet adapters are primarily used for gaming consoles such as Xbox or for blu-ray players that don’t have a built in wireless card.  They also work well for connecting you desktop pc to your wireless network.  Ethernet adapters usually come with two parts, both have to be plugged in to an electrical socket and one will connect to your router via Ethernet cable and the other to your device via Ethernet cable.

If you currently have a wireless network set up and need help connecting your wireless accessories, Geek ABC is here to help, you can reach us via our website, www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  Our computer geeks are also here to help if you don’t already have a wireless network set up or need help with your current network.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home computer and network support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

In my next blog I will talk more about the differences between the wireless network adapters, how to choose which one will work best for you and which ones to consider buying.


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