Power Outages, Lightning, and Storms. Oh My!

April 6, 2015

There have been a lot of power outages recently in the Lago Vista/Jonestown area lately. Many of them were planned, but some were not. Several of our customers have had issues caused by recent power outages. In addition, now that we are entering the beginning of storm season, it’s a good time to talk about […]

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Buying a New Printer

February 20, 2015

These days, printers are not made to last a long time. It is generally more expensive to have one repaired than it is to get a new one. Our favorite brands are Brother and HP. There are two basic ways that printers print. Ink Jet and Laser. Ink Jet is always color. Laser may be […]

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Troubleshooting: Printer

February 20, 2015

This article contains some things you can do to try and fix your printer before you call us. Print quality is poor Can’t give you exact instructions here because each printer is different, but basically what you need to do is tell the printer to run a cleaning cycle. You may need to run several […]

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Troubleshooting: Mouse or Touch-pad Not Working

February 19, 2015

This article contains some things you can do to try and fix your mouse before you call us. A mouse can connect to a computer in one of three ways. PS2 connection. This is the older style connection that most newer computers do not have. It is a round plug that is the color green. […]

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Troubleshooting: My Computer Won’t Boot

February 19, 2015

If your computer won’t boot, here is a list of things you can try before you call us. I push the power button and nothing happens. No lights. No noise. Nothing. Check both end of the power cord to make sure it’s plugged into both the computer and the power strip or wall. If plugged […]

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Buying a new PC

January 15, 2015

We are frequently asked what features and specifications to look for when purchasing a new PC. You can save a lot of time and effort by letting us get your new computer for you. But if you prefer to get your own, here is some information to help you. In order to determine what features […]

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Important: HP/Compaq Laptop Charger Cord Recall

September 3, 2014

If you have an HP laptop, it’s very important that you take the time to read this. HP recently recalled power cords for certain HP/Compaq laptops & Mini-Laptops. The cords can overheat and potentially start a fire. Here is how to check to see if your cord is one of the ones recalled. Find where […]

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Crystal Disk Info and Open Candy

January 4, 2013

All modern hard drives contain a feature called S.M.A.R.T. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. What it really means is that the drive connects statistics about itself. These statistics can be used to detect when the drive has a problem and can often allow you to replace a drive BEFORE it fails and […]

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Computer Performance

March 16, 2012

What determines the performance of a computer? Many things. But it boils down to two broad categories. Hardware and software. Hardware is the physical computer itself and all of the components that go into making that computer. Software includes Windows, other software you have, and infections. In this article, we are only addressing the hardware […]

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Tablet Computers

October 21, 2011

Small, portable computers continue to gain popularity. Before the iPad came out, netbook sales were rising fast. A netbook is a small, lightweight laptop that has a small screen (usually around 10”, small keyboard, and reduced computing power. The big advantage to netbooks is their light weight and portability. They are great for travelling. Then […]

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