Special offer. Upgrade your computer with a SSD drive

Special offer. Upgrade your computer with a SSD drive

Slow Computer ? Is your computer a little old and slow You might have been putting off replacing it because of the cost or the hassle of reinstalling all your applications. You might just your computer or laptop Here at CT North Sydney an SSD upgrade is one of the most common type of computer upgrades we do.  So we are doing a special offer with special fixed pricing on SSD upgrades What is an SSD ? SSD stands for Solid State Drive.  A traditional hard drive has a spinning platter (disk) that stores your information, this is spinning constantly at around 5000 rpm , these disks wear out over time , getting slower and risking your data due to failure An SSD has no moving parts. You can think of it as a large USB Flashdrive but one that replaces your internal hard drive. These are literally 10 times faster than a traditional hard drive SSD drives are also much more reliable and less likely to corrupt your files We use Kingston SSD drives, all our drives come with a 3 year warranty Our upgrade will wake up even the slowest computer. Your computer or laptop will be faster than it was the day it was new Price includes parts and all installation costs. (In some circumstances the price may vary slightly. If this is the case you will be quoted before any work takes place) 120 GB    $290 inc GST 240 GB     $350 inc GST 480 GB     $420 inc GST What you get . We will check your existing computer to see what size drive is appropriate...
NBN is coming to the North Shore

NBN is coming to the North Shore

One question i get asked all the time is ‘When can I get the NBN?’ Well, I would like to answer that question by letting you know about a fantastic free offer To bring you this offer, I have teamed up with Astron Communication & Information Services. Astron is a Retail Service Provider of the NBN located in North Sydney, that has been serving Australian Homes & Businesses for over 20 years and has recently been taken over by new management. The health check takes about 30 – 60 minutes with one of my technicians and covers • Upload / download speed tests • Modem port speeds • WiFi speeds • NBN ready date • NBN network technology type • NBN data and voice plan options You will receive a detailed report with the health check results and all you need to know about getting the best out of the NBN rollout. If you would like to book in a time, please all Astron on 1300 72 42 72 You can also call CT North Sydney on 1300 883 421 should you have any questions Kind regards Gavin McInnes...
7 Deadly IT signs

7 Deadly IT signs

The 7 Deadly Signs You Should Never Ignore We have all done it, we have all ignored some very blatant signs that something is wrong with our computer. Unfortunately, this often means we put off calling tech support until we have a real emergency. To help stop any future emergencies here are our 7 deadly signs of impending computer disaster Regular pop up messages; This generally means you need to run some system updates on your computer. Your computer is running very slow; This can be a sign of a hard drive starting to fail needing replacement before it fails Your system regularly freezes up and forces a reboot for no apparent reason; This may mean you are running out of space & your system may need a cleanup. You face the “Blue screen of Death” or a blank black screen; This generally happens with older systems and can mean either sectors on your disk are failing or that a malware is the operating system . An application closes without warning; it could mean you don’t have the latest version of the application or that your operating system is not compatible with the version you are using. Your system is making noises; Any unusual noise should be looked at right away, clicking or whirring are signs like future failure. Blinking or flashing screens; Screen resets in the middle of using applications may mean your video card or graphics chip is failing. If you see any of these signs your best bet to save time and grief is to give us a call. Call your local Computer Troubleshooters now we...
Cryptolocker

Cryptolocker

Unfortunately one of the things that I spend way too much thought and energy dealing with is the scourge of Ransomware-Cryptolocker criminals out there targeting your pc Most of you will be aware of what Cryptolocker, is but if you have been living on another planet for the last few years. there has been a lot written about it. I won’t re-invent the wheel so here is a good article by our beloved ABC Now, what can you do about it ? Apart from the obvious, take care not to click on suspicious links or attachments in emails. [backup and disaster recovery plan] The best thing you can do is have a rock solid backup plan, even if you are a single computer business running from home you need to have a backup and recovery plan, in-fact it’s the single laptop businesses that so often don’t do this properly. Businesses like this can be devastated by a disaster such a ransomware attack, hardware failure or loss of hardware   Recovery If a disaster occurs, the more recovery options that we have available the better It’s not enough to just switch on windows backup and forget about it In my experience there is no such thing as a completely automatic backup system that requires no checking or input, such a thing simply does not exist. Unfortunately I have had many people call me after a disaster occurs saying something like ‘my old IT guy said my backups were working’ then when I check we have not had a successful backup in 12 months What do we recommend? Well every business...
How to recover deleted files? – File Recovery

How to recover deleted files? – File Recovery

As IT support specialists virtually every day we are asked to recover deleted files. With so much valuable information now stored in digital format, so many devices and options we are all increasingly vulnerable to human error! That’s right over a quarter of data recovery requests are as a result of human intervention. The good news is that of all the file recovery requests we receive, accidentally deleted files are regarded as our most likely to have a successful file recovery. Recovering deleted files can still be complicated and may require an expert to use Data Recovery software to examine computers storage to find the hidden remains of the deleted files and extract them back into a workable form. What to do if you accidentally delete a file? Don’t Panic – we recommend that you keep the computer turned on, and all applications open while you investigate the simple solutions below: Deleted Items – if in email, check the deleted items folder (it is generally near your inbox) this holds all deleted emails until you close your email application. If you can see your deleted file in the deleted items folder just click & drag across back into your inbox. File restored. Recycle Bin – if the file deleted was a document or image file, check your recycle bin, which has icon that is generally found on your desktop, click on the icon, it will show you deleted files that are awaiting permanent deletion (generally these are deleted when the computer powers off), just click and drag back onto your desktop. AutoSave –applications such as word and excel have...