Simply click on a service below to read more.
The vast majority of faults we can repair on-site in your home or office, but should the fault require more in-depth investigation or specialist diagnostic hardware, we will uplift your computer to a specialist workshop, rectify the fault and then deliver the unit back to you at a time that suits you. We always keep you informed at every stage of the repair and will quote the cost of parts and labour before undertaking any work, so there will never be any nasty hidden or surprise charges once your computer is back up and running.
Our advice is always honest and unbiased, so if at any point we believe a repair would not make economical or financial sense, we will let you know and offer advice on a more practical or cost effective solution.
In certain situations a wireless networking solution may not be practical to implement or you may prefer the cast iron reliability, super fast speed, and added security of a wired network. PC Care can design and install a wired network and all appropriate cables, hubs, switches and routers to get your devices connected and sharing the internet, files, music, pictures and videos across a cabled network within your home or office.
PC Care can check over your system, remove any bloatware (unwanted programs, applications, tool bars and add-ons). We will optimise your computers start up performance and Internet settings/connection. Check the general health of your system (both hardware & software) and restore some of the performance it has lost over the months/years it has been used. We will also advise you if there are any cost effective upgrades that will help your PC keep up with the performance of newer systems.
For an advanced Heathcheck we will also open up your PC or Laptop, run a visual inspection of all critical components and clean any fans, vents and filters inside the computer. If fans/vents on any computer become blocked by dust and restrict the airflow through them, the heat generated by the components inside the computer gets trapped and this can lead to overheating which can cause PC’s to crash, behave erratically or in severe cases case components to get so hot they sustain physical damage and burn out. PC Healthchecks (just like servicing a car) can keep a computer running at its best and help extend the operating life of your system.
If you have an existing system we can also backup and transfer all your important files, documents, photos, videos, music and emails from your old system to your new one, ensuring that you don’t loose a thing.
If you have any programs or hardware running on an old system that you would like to use on your new one we can also advise about compatibility issues and solutions should the two systems have different operating systems.
We can also recover files from Hard Drives, USB Memory Sticks and Memory Cards used in digital cameras or mobile phones. This includes accidental formatting/deletion of data as well as failure or corruption of the device. If you have a Hard Drive, USB Memory Stick, or Memory Card that has stopped working or has been accidentally wiped you need to stop using it IMMEDIATELY and call PC Care. Any further attempts to read/write to the device can corrupt or damage the data further, limiting the chances of future recovery.
Once any data has been backed up or recovered from a device we can either transfer it to a working system or provide a copy of your data con CD/DVD.
PC Care can provide you with tuition and support from video calling distant friends and relatives, to creating a spreadsheet to track your budget. We can also offer advice and guidance on Digital Photography, taking and editing photos creating an online photo gallery/album and even compiling and editing video to put onto DVD, PC Care can show you how and advise you on how to get the best result every time.
We offer a complete service which can include logo design/creation, website design and development, content creation and management, design and creation of media for print and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services or manage web advertising campaigns via Google AdSence.
On top of this we also offer website and email hosting services at very competitive prices.
Obviously if the repair costs come close to or greatly out weight the cost of a replacement the insurers will ask for proof of this and this is a service that PC Care can provide.
We will inspect your device and generate a full written report detailing the damage/faults evident on the system and a complete breakdown of the repair costs including all parts and labour. We can then arrange to either send a copy of the report to yourself or deal directly with your insurer saving you time and hassle.
Buying a refurbished PC not only saves you money, but also helps reduce the amount of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) that simply gets thrown away. It was estimated that around 357,000¹ tonnes of IT equipment is thrown away each year, so by refurbishing perfectly working PC’s that some large organisations deem to be too old, we can extend their usable life and allow our customers to benefit from a great 2nd user system at a great price.
Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
¹ Figure obtained from ICER (Industry Council for Equipment Recycling) 2000 Annual Estimate of WEEE from IT.