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The five most common reasons for home computer repairs

For more than 30 years, Mobile Computer Service has been helping residents throughout Sydney with a range solutions and services to keep their home computer systems running smoothly. So what are the most common reasons for home computer repairs? We know that computer issues can be frustrating at best, and downright infuriating at worst. We also know that it’s not just repairs that our customers need help with – with technology today evolving at a mind boggling speed, there are constantly new devices, and new security issues, that require the expertise of a computer technician.

Here are our top five reasons why your home computer might need a Mobile Computer Service technician:

Problems/repairs with your home desktop or laptop:

If you’re home computer is freezing, crashing, taking way too long to turn on, making strange whirring noises or refusing to connect to the internet, you might be in need of a computer technician. Try our basic troubleshooting tips, and if you still can’t seem to resolve the issue, give us a call. Over more than three decades repairing computers in the Inner West, you can guarantee we’ve seen it all. We will work with you to resolve any issues and help you understand why the problem occurred, so you can take steps to avoid the same issues in the future.

New Computer? Skip the painful set-up.

The shine of a purchasing a new computer or device can wear off pretty quick when you can’t get the thing to work! Plugging it in and turning it on is one thing, but there’s no point having the latest technology if you’re not able to use it to it’s full potential. How do you configure your new computer to work with your family’s devices? How do you connect to a wireless printer? How do you set up file sharing? It should be simple, but when you’ve spent hours thumbing through manuals and trying to decipher computer jargon on help forums, it can all seem overwhelmingly complicated. Our mobile computer repair technicians in the Inner West are only a phone call away. Having our team help you to set up your new computer or device properly from the beginning will save you valuable hours and stress, so you can get to the fun part of using your equipment.

Protect your home computer system:

New technology is a remarkable thing. It opens up so many ways for our lives to be more convenient and connected – where would we be without the internet, or without file sharing? The downside is that this same technology can leave your family computer vulnerable to a range of security issues. Having others leech off your wifi connection is bad enough, but a breach in your home computer security could also mean that a stranger has access to your personal files. We’re talking bank statements, photos, passwords – the lot. Protect your family’s file by having an Inner West computer repair expert set-up an effective security system for your home computer.

Recover lost data and files:

In this day and age, we store nearly our whole lives on our computers. It’s frightening to think that it can all be gone in an instant. If your home computer has a meltdown and you haven’t set up a regular backup system, you could suddenly find yourself with years of photos, school projects and business documents up in smoke. Our computer repair technicians in the Inner West can offer a ray of hope in retrieving lost or deleted data, but more importantly they can help you configure a file backup system that will protect you from any future losses.

Detecting and removing viruses:

Has your computer been behaving strangely? Is it running slow, or are programs or strange web pages opening automatically? It can be only too easy for home computers to become infected with a virus – all it takes is one click on a dodgy pop up ad, opening an infected email or downloading a bad file. Viruses and spyware can wreck havoc on your home computer, not to mention putting the security of your personal information in jeopardy. If you think you might have a virus on your computer, or would like to know more about how to protect your computer from viruses, talk to our inner west computer repairs team today.

If you’re looking for local, down to earth computer technician who can help you with home computer repairs or maintenance, you can’t go past our friendly team. We’re reliable, experienced and most important, we know how to speak ‘human’! Call us today on or contact us here.