Category Archives: Technology

Check a broken TV Remote

Use any digital camera – your phone will do – and view the little infra-red transmitter on your remote.  You should see it flash when you try to operate your TV. If it does there is probably nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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A Broken PC is not Dead

I fixed a PC today.  All it did was beep so the customer had dashed out and bought a new one.  My charge was £50 – now he has two PCs. When a PC stops, its generally not dead.  Like … Continue reading

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Edit Word with tipex – No!

Its a joke I really haven’t ever seen this happen but I have seen some funny things.  Some older people don’t learn very fast and don’t like to be told by an engineer who doesn’t spend the time to explain … Continue reading

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Indian Call Centre?

Your broadband provider may connect you to an Indian call centre at 50p per minute.  I’m not confident their technology is that great. Call me instead – I don’t charge for a brief discussion.  Make a note of my number … Continue reading

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Back Up Your Files

There are some very inexpensive solutions for the home user or small office.  There are few moving parts in a PC or Mac but your hard disk spins at 7200 revs per minute and that’s just where your files are … Continue reading

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USB Memory Stick

Next time you use your 4 or 8 Gig memory stick just think of this – its an early 10 Meg hard drive.  10 Meg is 1/100 of a Gig by the way.

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XBox 360

Yes I have fixed an XBox 360.  Its easier to take apart than put back together but here’s what it looks like in bits.

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