Other Repairs and Services

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Battery Replacement
Broken Hinges and Plastics
Spyware / Malware and Virus Removal
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indows Repairs - Re-Installations and Cleanups

Battery Replacement

We can supply almost every model of battery for every laptop, and supply the highest quality batteries. Most new batteries come with a 12 month warranty, and can often be replaced within a day or so. (subject to parts being in stock).

How to maximize your laptop battery's life:

There are several steps you can take to insure that you get maximum performance from the battery:

Break In New Batteries
New batteries come in a discharged condition and must be fully charged before use. It is recommended that you fully charge and discharge the new battery two to four times to allow it to reach its maximum rated capacity.

Prevent the Memory Effect
Keep the battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the memory effect.

Keep the Batteries Clean
It's a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device.

Exercise the Battery
Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above.

Battery Storage
If you don't plan on using the battery for a month or more, we recommend storing it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects. Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-ion batteries will self-discharge during storage; remember to break them in before use. Sealed Lead acid (SLA) batteries must be kept at full charge during storage. This is usually achieved by using special trickle chargers. If you do not have a trickle charger, do not attempt to store SLA batteries for more than three months.

For Notebook Users
To get maximum performance from the battery, fully optimize the notebooks power management features prior to use. Power management is a trade off: better power conservation in exchange for lesser computer performance. The power management system conserves battery power by setting the processor to run at a slower speed, dimming the screen, spinning down the hard drive when it's not in use and causing the machine to go into sleep mode when inactive. The notebook users guide will provide information relating to specific power management features.

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Broken Hinges and Plastics

There are many reasons why people need to replace laptop keyboards but the usual is simply some form of wear and tear, causing the keys not to register a letter or a number. There are sites that give instructions on how to repair laptop keyboards but possibly the simplest solution is to plug a spare keyboard into a USB port. This is inconvenient if you are travelling however. Of course nothing is simple in life and it can be quite tough to find replacement laptop keyboards for various makes and models of laptops which is why people visit Laptop Repairs Cornwall forreplacement laptop keyboards for their computers.

Sometimes things are dropped or spilt on laptop keyboards, but salvation is at hand with the laptop keyboards available through our website. Broken laptop keyboards are no excuse for chucking out a perfectly good laptop when it is so easy to find and replace one of the broken laptop keyboards with one of the new laptop keyboards.

This covers any make and model including the following:

Acer, Alcam, Alienware, AMAX, AMS, Afina, Arm, Ashton, Advent, Asus, Averatec, Compaq, CTX, Dell, ECS, Emachines, Eversham, EPS, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, Gateway Gigatech, Hitachi, HP, Hyperdata, IBM, MTC, NEC, Northgate, Northstar Notebook (Clones), Packard Bell, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and many more.

If your make of laptop is not listed above, please call first to enquire if we cover your make, don't worry we probably do.

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Spyware / Malware and Virus Removal

Malware / Viruses / Lack of System Memory / Shortage of hard drive space / CPU Fan clogged up with dirt and dust / Registry Errors / Bad Sectors on your hard drive / Even Anti-Virus Programs or it could be as simple as your system just needs a clean up and some TLC
The first thing we will ALWAYS do is make a backup of your hard drive so that whatever happens we have a backup of your data. Only when this process has been fully completed will we start the process of removing any Malware, Spyware or viruses.

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Windows Repairs - Re-Installations and Cleanups

Backup

If your hard disk is damaged and you are replacing it, we will try to copy any files later, after everything is installed on the new HD. If we are reinstalling because of a virus infection and Windows wouldn’t start to allow you to copy your files, we will take the HD out and store your files temporarily on our backup server.

Reinstalling

First things first: make sure you are reinstalling/restoring for the right reason. Generally this will fix any and all software problems you may have: viruses, spyware, bad drivers, failed update or removal of a program, registry errors, etc. It is also a very good idea to reinstall/restore Windows if you bought a second-hand computer. However this will not help if your computer has any hardware problems.

Most laptops come with some means of restoring or reinstalling the operating system and software. Some, like most Dells come with a Windows CD and drivers/software CDs. Others like Toshiba and Sony come with HD image based restore CD/DVD sets. All Macs come with reinstallation DVD sets, and most of the rest come with a restore partition on the hard disk or a combination of CD and partition.

Although most laptops have the above features / CD - DVD recovery discs we prefer to perform a "CLEAN" installation of windows with the lates updates, service packs and then install you laptop with the latest drivers.

After installing the latest drivers we will install an Anti-Virus program and begin the transfer of your documents, emails etc that we backed up earlier.

In short there are several steps in reinstalling/restoring the software on your computer: backup your files, reinstall the OS, install any new or updated drivers, install and update your antivirus, antispyware, firewall, etc. update Windows, install and update your software, copy your files back.

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Laptop Cleaning

Believe it or not, but laptops really do suffer when they get a dust build-up.

TCS recommend having your laptop cleaned at least once per year if your laptop is used over 3-4 times a week. We can offer this service (together with a check-up and optimisation of your operating system) with prices starting from £40.

We cover the following areas

Truro, Bodmin, Bude, Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Marazion, Mullion, Newquay, Penryn, Padstow, Penzance, Porthleven, Portreath, Redruth, Rock, Roseland, Sennen, St Agnes, St Austell, St Breward, St Buryan, St Ives, St Just, St Mawes, The Lizard and all the areas in between

 



Batteries

Plastics

Hinges

Spyware / Malware Removal

Windows Repairs
Re-Installations and
Cleanups

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Laptop Running Slow ?

This could be caused by:
Malware / Viruses / Lack of System Memory / Shortage of hard drive space / CPU Fan clogged up with dirt and dust / Registry Errors / Bad Sectors on your hard drive / Even Anti-Virus Programs or it could be as simple as your system just needs a clean up and some TLC

Book your laptop in now for a full checkup

Did you know that a slowness and some hardware failures can be prevented by regular maintenance. ??