In many ways, COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to find solutions to a long list of new problems and collectively work towards a better future for the world. But unfortunately, this is an attitude not shared by everyone, as evidenced by a rising trend in cybercrime since the beginning of the global pandemic. This surge in crime has led to warnings from Interpol, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the US, and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the UK. The FBI even reported a fourfold increase in cybercrime as a result of the pandemic.

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It’s time to ditch the old laptop. You need more power, hate the wretched battery life, or just want to take advantage of all the features of the newest operating system. Don’t trash it.

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Computer crashes is uncertain, no one knows when this would happen. But when it occurs, it gives you an additional headache to go through the whole data reputing on your computer if you haven’t made the proper backup. Backing up data can save your PC from premature data losses and unprecedented situations that you never want to be in.

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Over the last few years, the internet has drastically changed people’s life. From Wi-Fi to the dial-up connection, it has reached almost every corner of the globe and become part and parcel of one’s life. It can be fairly said, whether it is students or professionals, kids or parents, the internet is actively being used by all these days. However, technology never stands aloof from the glitches even it just sits beside the issues. Users can experience many troubles with internet connectivity. The experts find that in general, there could be limitless potential issues for this inconvenience. So for basic troubleshoots, these steps described below are worth applying.

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While customising a computer can be expensive, they guarantee you with endless possibilities. Be it a top-notch gaming machine, a system for mixing music or designing an application, there are plenty of reasons to get a custom-built computer system. Suppose you are one of those seeking a plan that offers excellent performance and flexibility. In that case, you really need to head to the leading computer accessories shop in Cardiff. Upgrading individual part can be less expensive than buying a brand new computer. Therefore, we point out a few essential areas to focus on when customizing your PC.

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Very important to protect your computer with appropriate security software and keep it updated, there is no good just to install antivirus without the regular update from its manufacturer, like Kaspersky, F-Secure, Norton by Symantec however running more than one antivirus programs on your computer – for example, running McAfee and Kaspersky can cause conflicts on your computer. This can make your computer behave badly, slow and mostly can cause computers to crash. We offer PC repairs in Cardiff and Laptop repairs in Cardiff.

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Is your laptop not charging? It’s likely that your power jack (DC Socket) is faulty. Over time, power jacks can become loose or faulty thereby preventing the charge from reaching the battery. This is due to the charger not firmly connecting to the power socket or because the charge is not reaching the battery from the DC Socket.

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Is your computer running slow or constantly crashing? Or is it stuck in a boot loop? Whatever the problem, if it is hardware or software related you can put your trust in us to get it fixed. We are focusing on the more software related problems in this blog but if you have a hardware related problem then feel free to call in on 02920 026154.

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Imagine, you are working for your important project on your computer, and bam an error message comes across your screen. What would you do?

Well, most of the complex issues can be solved by some technical support services. And there are endless of these problems that hamper your device. Generally, you would run to a computer repair and laptop repair shop. But, sometimes, you don’t need to panic, because there are certain problems that each and of every computer/laptop owner is facing. Well, that doesn’t mean you should take these issues lightly, but knowing and recognizing some common OS issues would help in saving time and money. So don’t yell fix my computer every time you come across with these common issues and stay calm because you are going to decipher what your pc is saying.

Common Computer OS Issues

Blue Screen of Death

Commonly known as BSOD, makes your computer blank. All you can see is the blue screen with an error message. After a deep look at the screen, most of the people just declare their laptop/desktop as dead. But, this isn’t the problem that requires much of the technical support. In a technical language, it’s just a stop error. This may be due to some hardware issues or due to corrupted software or due to driver problems and sometimes, all you need to do is to just restart your computer. But, if the problem persists, you should immediately take this to a pc support service.

DLL File Missing

A missing DLL file means issues with the operating system in performing some specific functions. You may across hundreds of times when your computer’s dynamic link library gets damaged. The problem occurs when you try to carry out certain operations such as saving some documents. At that time your pc doesn’t know how it should respond. And that basically is due to the missing DLL file. Well, many technical support services say that you don’t worry and you could save your pc my downloading this DLL file again to your computer.

Unable to Install Application

Sometimes, when you try to install an application, your pc doesn’t let you do this specific task. You think of downloading software, but wonder how would I fix my computer when I can’t even download the application? Well, this is just due to a lack of hard drive space. All you need to do is to free some space by deleting unnecessary files. You don’t require any laptop repair and computer repair service for this, right?

Applications are Running Slow

Sometimes when you didn’t update your operating system or drivers, the pc start running slowly. Every Time you open an application it just runs with a turtle speed. This could even occur due to a lack of space in your hard drive. So, just cleaning the drive and updating the software and the operating system would make your computer run smooth.

Abnormal Behaviour

Probably, one of the strangest errors. Issues like, not being able to see the top margin in a word document. It’s there in the printout though. Makes you crazy, right? Generally, restarting your computer would solve it, but if strange things keep happening then better to go for pc support services.

If you do need a laptop repair in Cardiff or PC repair in Cardiff then we have a local engineer just for you. Give us a call on 02920 026 154 or visit us at the Laptop & PC Repair Point Centre

Laptop Battery Draining can occur due to many reasons, but you can surely prevent the battery from draining out by applying some simple solutions we’ve shared with you.

You are doing some important work on your laptop as usual and suddenly the fully charged battery betrays you and runs out of charge. Hence, the laptop shuts down, and all the important work vanes away. Just like any other component of a laptop, the battery can also have an issue and it can drain.

You should apply these tips to save the battery from draining out, and extending its life, because the battery is, after all, the life of your laptop.

Adjusting the Brightness:

Keep a check on the brightness level on your laptop screen, it’s not only good for your eyes, but it also plays an important role in preserving the battery life. A higher brightness level increases the load on the battery. Therefore, it should be kept on a normal level.

You can regulate the brightness in the Control Panel of your system.

Power Usage Configurations will Help You:

Your laptop has got all the necessary configurations for saving energy consumption. You can tune your laptop for automatically going into sleep mode in case of inactivity for a pre-selected time period. This helps in conserving power and battery life to a great extent.

During the sleep mode, many of the unnecessary features will automatically turn off, causing preservation of the battery power and life. Ensure the correct timings of sleep mode according to your usage to avoid interruptions.

Keep Check on the Connectivity Settings:

You should keep an eye on the Wi-Fi connection settings on your laptop. Keeping the Wi-Fi settings on even when you don’t need them will consume more power. You should only keep the Wi-Fi on when you need it. Other sharing connections like Bluetooth are also subject to this caution.

Keep the add-on devices away when not in use:

We use various plug and play devices according to different needs like a pen drive, mouse, keyboard, external hard-disk, webcams, etc. But, these add-ons consume a considerable amount of battery power. So, it is advisable to remove these devices when not in use. Even when we are using them, we should be careful about using them for too long.

Close the Unnecessary Programs:

By following this step, you can not only save the power consumption of your system, but you’ll also save the RAM consumption, resulting in the smooth functioning of your system. You can manage the programs through the Task Manager. Here you can close the unnecessary programs and the useless programs running in the background.

If you do need a laptop repair in Cardiff or PC repair in Cardiff then we have a local engineer just for you. Give us a call on 02920 026 154 or visit us at the Laptop & PC Repair Point Centre