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Category Archives: Computers

Do You Use CrashPlan? What Computer Backup Service Are You Using Now?

Crashplan’s announcement that they’re ending support for consumer accounts happened in August, and their offer of 60 extra days of computer backup service is about to end. As the best computer repair services in LA, PC Fixer is here to help you decide which online backup service to use which offers security, reliability and performance so you're never left worrying about your important data. Now that one of the best backup services is gone, you’re probably searching for some information and guidance. Fortunately, there are a lot of services that can replace your old CrashPlan backup. Alternatively, you can build your own cloud backup.

Pick a Different Service

Officially, CrashPlan suggests you switch over to Carbonite, which is another well-established backup service. But before you do,... --
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The Key(board) to Your Computer Kingdom

One type of computer repair Los Angeles residents may be familiar with is that of fixing their computer keyboards. The keyboard is our primary means of operating most of our computers. Even though our tablets and smartphones respond to touch on their screens, they still also frequently use virtual keyboards for communication purposes.
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How the Keyboard Developed

Most people are aware that the keyboard they are familiar with on their computers and laptop was developed from the layout of the letter keys for the early manual typewriters. For the single finger hunt-and-peck typists, the QWERTY layout may be a mystery that they simply suffer with. But it was developed for pragmatic reasons. One... --
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More Power to the Computer!

When your computer goes out of whack, searching for Los Angeles computer repair services can be a challenge. When you don’t know for sure what is wrong it is easy to become anxious. Is it the motherboard? Maybe it is only a computer virus? Sometimes the problem is that your computer’s power supply has become faulty. Power supply service and computer repair West Hollywood

Power Supply Basics

The power supply is your computer’s first link to an outside system. It conditions the power coming from the electrical grid, and repurposes it into different volts and amp levels. For a laptop, the power supply is the cord and box that came with the system. For a desktop computer, the power supply is the box in the back of the tower... --
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Motherboard Knows Best

For many people in Los Angeles computer repairs often involve problems with their motherboard. The ordinary user who is not a computer technician has a sense that the motherboard is an important component, but they may not know much about it in detail. The name itself conveys importance – after all, none of us would be here without a mother. Repair technicians for expert computer support Los Angeles

What is the Motherboard?

The motherboard can be considered the heart of any desktop or laptop computer. The primary crucial components for the system are usually joined on the board. This includes such elements as the central processing unit and the memory. It also is where connectors will be located for the... --
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Planning for New Computer Equipment

Throughout Los Angeles business computer services can help customers plan for their future computer use. Just like any other piece of machinery, a computer has a "shelf life" and an operational lifespan. It will help combat frustrations if users think about this and plan ahead. pcfixer will consult on new IT equipment and computers

When to Upgrade your Computer Equipment

It is usually recommended to upgrade to a new computer more or less every 3 to 5 years. When the cost of repairs exceeds more than half the value of a new computer, it is time to move up. There are several common failures a typical computer may see and some are easier than others to repair. Others warrant the scrapping of a current... --
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A Brief History of Monitors and Connectors

Different types of monitors and video connectors are now available to use with your computer. They range from big to small, and vary depending on the type of connection they use to produce an image. Throughout Los Angeles computer repair technicians know how to deal with all types of monitors, when you need them.
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Early Monitors

Monitors began as typical Cathode Ray Tube devices. These were large, heavy and inefficient machines for viewing computer graphics. These old and clunky devices were used as television sources as well.... --
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Computers and computer services

Since their initial concept, development, and implementation, computers and computer services have come a long way in only 70 years.  Aside from the technology advancing in simply its own accord, these developments have shaped the world into what it is today and has ushered in the "Information Age." [caption id="attachment_1857" align="alignnone" width="640"]Upgrade old computer equipment with same-day computer repair service Early computers took up a lot of space[/caption] The computer went from research equipment in a massive warehouse to a device that can be held in one hand. Communications and infrastructure improved along with the hardware, putting the world in the position it is in today: one of instant data access, greater education, an endlessly developing encyclopedia on the internet, and... --
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Where is Technology Going?

Where is technology going? It’s as if new innovations are always bragging about getting smaller, faster, and smarter. Is that a good thing?  friendly tech services in West Hollywood for computer repairsNot necessarily, but we all do seem to be buying into it. Not that we’re really in control either, however. I suppose we are in charge in terms of the power of the purse. We can simply opt not to purchase the latest smart-watch gadget or newest iPhone 5 ½ . Something about that doesn't feel right however.  It’s too easy to fall behind nowadays.  That is why you... --
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USB Port repair

USB Port repair can be a troublesome issue.  Lets see, what happens?  You accidentally rip your cable out and it breaks the internal connector?  No problem, tech experts can fix it for $119 flat at PC Fixer Mac and PC Repair in Culver City. When we fix this particular issue, we solder in a new connector or connector board.  We dont waste time trying to fix your old connector as some computer repair companies do.  In fact, we fix it and we fix it right the first time.  We are one of the only repair services in Los Angeles that solders repairs to component level in-house.  We take pride in our repairs and we have being doing them for 12 years.  Call our experts any time for free advice. Read more

Brit Who Hacked US Gov’t Fights His Extradition

December 15 2009, a picture was taken of Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother, along with the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg outside the Home Office in Westminster. The two were there to protest against the extradition of McKinnon  to the US on charges of computer fraud. Eight years earlier, McKinnon had hacked into Pentagon and Nasa networks repeatedly using the name "Solo." [caption id="attachment_2309" align="aligncenter" width="640"]pcfixer protects computers from malware picture via The Daily Record[/caption] McKinnon sufferes from Asperger's Syndrome and was living with his girlfriend in 2001 in a flat in north London. He was suffering through a bout of depression being without a regular job, and he spent most of his time alone in a room on his computer. Upon... --
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