Author Archives: mclark

About mclark

20 years, Computer Engineer. Bsc Hons Computer Science, Durham Uni.

MacBook Pro 2012 Hard Drive Failure

MacBook Pro Repairs… We’ve just completed a nice repair to a student’s MacBook Pro.  It was a 2012 version, and it had a 500Gb Hard Drive failure.  It would not boot up at all.  So we supplied a low cost … Continue reading

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CC TV Installation

We now offer a CCTV installation service.  We use only IP cameras and a central recording device, view-able from your phones/tablets/PC or Macs, either in the house, or when you are away.  Typical prices start from £350 for the hardware … Continue reading

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Scams, Cons and Spam

Scammers use email (spam), web pages, texts and phone calls Never trust anything that anyone sends or tells you over the phone Contact the company direct using contact details “not from the potential scammer” Login direct to the service in … Continue reading

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Did you upgrade to Windows 10?

Many of my clients took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.  The problem is no-one seems to have created any “backup” media to help reinstall the PC if/when the hard drive fails or Windows needs to be reinstalled. … Continue reading

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Why not have Two Screens Setup?

Why not let Bristol Computer Support set you up with 2 screens?  Most PCs already have the capability, and even if your PC does not – a cheap addon graphics card will resolve that problem! (1)  It’s low cost, a … Continue reading

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Cyrus Lyric Music Player

The dreaded salesman strikes. Just been on a call where I’m told the WiFi doesn’t reach a room.  I arrive on site, and that is not the issue at all… There is a wonderful looking device called “a Cyrus Lyric … Continue reading

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Spam email from someone I know…

A client just called me to say she had received an email from her husband, and was wandering how that was possible…he’s been dead for over 3 years. Spammer systems are programs or “robots” as they call them.  These programs … Continue reading

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Office 365

If you’re sick of deleting the same email on your phone, tablet and PC, then have a look at Office 365. I’ve signed up 10 small businesses over the last year, for as little as £3.10 per mailbox per month. … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Evaluation

We’re just installing the new Windows 10 evaluation.  It was an easy download from Microsoft.  We chose the ISO image option, which we simply burnt to a DVD blank disk. It looks pretty good.  The key thing is the start … Continue reading

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Islander Kayak

Many thanks to Bob Slee.  I just had a great tour of the factory that makes the Islander Kayaks. Based in Clevedon, Palm Equipment International create all kinds of kayaks, on site in a large factory.  “Bob the Builder” Bob … Continue reading

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