Troubleshooting Computer Problems / Buying A New One
After several years of use, you may find that your computer starts to run quite badly. Everything takes much longer than it once did. You may have problems connecting to the internet. The screen may freeze leaving you unable to do anything but, switch it off.
Like cars, computers need servicing once in a while, to get them running well again. Older computers may need a little more, such as an upgrade to one of their components but, this does not need to be expensive (much cheaper than buying a new one) and can give your old computer a new lease of life.
I can give your computer a "full MOT", which includes a written report on my findings and recommendations on possible further action, including any costs that you might incur.
If it turns out that replacement of your computer is the best option, I can source one that will meet your requirements at a budget price if finances are tight, set it up so that it can run your existing software / hardware (printers etc.) and install it so that it is completely ready to go.
I provide training, in your own home (or business premises) and on your own computer. I can offer training in a wide variety of subjects - spreadsheet skills, word processing skills (including mail merge of labels / letters), using the internet / email and database development. If you feel you are lacking in any computer skill, contact me and I will explain how I can provide you with some customised training that will help you achieve what you are trying to do.
Use of databases and mail merge to manage contact with clients, can save a tremendous amount of time for a business. If this is something you are considering, I can help.
1) Scanning Of Old Photos
Many people have large collections of old photos taken with film cameras. These will deteriorate over time. If you have treasured photos that you would like to pass on to younger relatives, it is a good idea to get them scanned and copied to a DVD. I can get this done for you.
2) Transfer Of Video To DVD
As with photos, videos also deteriorate over time. Eventually, they may no longer play at all or the video tape might break. If you have videos, for example of weddings or other family occasions, that are just irreplaceable, I can transfer these to DVD or other types of digital file that you can play on your computer.
3) Website Development
If you need to get a small website up and running, for your business, I
can design / develop a site for you. As far as possible, I aim
to design your site so, that you can maintain it yourself. I will
arrange purchase of a domain name, web site hosting etc. If this
is your first website, I will explain how everything works and
what you need to know to advertise your business on the internet.
4) Data Recovery
If you have lost data (photos, music, documents etc.), deleted it in error or a problem with an external hard drive or usb pen drive has made important data 'disappear', I might be able to help. I may be able to get your data back, even when it seems it is gone for good.
5) Anything Else?
If you have a computer related problem or requirement that I have not mentioned, please email me and ask me about it. I am happy to advise you and will only take on work that is within my skill set - otherwise, I can advise you on who else may be able to help.