Kevin from North Perth finds out why Sony gets “Raided” again….

Certain Sony VIAO laptops use 2 MiniSATA (not to be confused with mSATA) drives in RAID(get the joke?) to act as the main hard drive in the computer. The problem with this is that the hard drive then uses a special connector to connect it to the computer, making data recovery very difficult. Kevin from North Perth brought his laptop …

Caroline in Canningvale had her laptop broken by her automatic vacuum

Automatic vacuum cleaners have become more and more popular over the last few years, and with them come a few problems for laptop users. Last year we had a few cases where people had their little vacuum running while they went out or were asleep. When they returned or woke up in the morning they found that their vacuum had …

Water Damage is not the end. Just make sure you act quick like he did…

Water damaged laptops are one of the worst things that can happen to a laptop and when left unchecked cause severe damage to the computer. Just take a look at the picture below. It causes burns, corrosion and can cause major damage to the computer if left alone. Carlos from Beechboro managed to spill a cup of coffee on his …

So a broken hinge is an easy repair? Check this out first.

A broken hinge on a laptop is VERY common. These break easily when the laptop is used roughly or is picked up and moved around by holding the screen while open. This causes a few problems as when the hinge breaks you need to get it fixed. Otherwise your screen will simply fall back and forth and never stand up, …

3 tips for keeping your Gmail account safe

Last week I wrote about how to keep your email accounts safe and today I will be going in to more detail on the subject. Google have made it very easy to lock down your Gmail account through the use of on site settings and a few security features they have programmed into their mail service that are always on. But first …

Lock down your webmail accounts

Everyone has a web mail account either through their ISP (iiNet, Telstra, Westnet etc.) or through a mail provider (GMail, Yahoo!Mail, Outlook.com) and not everyone is as secure as they should be. In 2014 the biggest user of emails (other than spam emails) have been businesses sending over 108.7 Billion emails per DAY. It has been estimated that by 2018 …

Top 6 tips to keep your computer running

Computers, much like cars, need constant maintenance to help keep them running quickly, quietly and efficiently. Without this constant maintenance your computer will end up with problems. Most of these can be done by the average home user and should be done on a weekly or monthly basis. Others can be done by some home users or by trained computer …