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Repair or replace an old computer?

Posted by on April 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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Although we do a ton of computer repair in Lawrence, you’d be surprised how often we turn away computers.  Sometimes it’s just not worth repairing!  I hate to talk myself out of work, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. After Three Years, Trouble Starts After doing this for almost 30 years now, I’ve […]

Don’t Trust Free Diagnostics Scans (Except Ours on Fridays)

Posted by on April 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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We’ve been offering Free Friday diagnostics at our Lawrence computer repair office. Our motivation for was to prevent our clients from getting taken in by scams.  Recently, a TV news station caught Office Depot using their repair service to scam customers.  These free scams take different forms, but they’re all out to get your money. […]

Should You Worry About the Repeal of FCC Privacy Protections?

Posted by on April 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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This past week, lots of clients in Lawrence have asked DoctorDave Computer Repair about the privacy of their internet connection.  They’re asking if they should get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or another  method of protection. Our short answer is “not much has changed”, but we’re always for privacy. When you cut through the ad-selling […]

Our Policy Towards Password Resets and Password Recovery

Posted by on January 16, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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One popular question we get at DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence is “Can you recover my password?” Many times it’s an innocent problem, but we always play it safe. Photo by IntelFreePress – http://flic.kr/p/dxdmTX Why Do You Get Locked Out of Your Computer? The most common reason is plain forgetfulness. You haven’t used it in […]

What to Do When Your ISP has an Outage

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

WOW aka Knology or Wow and soon to be MIDCO had a major outage recently.  Outages are disappointing, but can be expected.  Nothing works right all the time. Is it You or Them? The Power Cycle Dance When you can’t get online, you’ll always want to do a few standard things in this order: Shutdown your […]

Should You Install Windows 10? No!

Posted by on June 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm

When Windows 10 came out, we advised clients to wait on the upgrade. The product was new and Windows 10 had lots of glitches. Microsoft fixed a bunch of these problems and Windows 10 is now reliable. That doesn’t mean you should upgrade your Windows 8 or Windows 7 computer to Windows 10. Why Shouldn’t […]

Free Car Chargers and The new DoctorDave iPhone App

Posted by on May 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

It has taken us a few years, but we finally have a DoctorDave Computer Repair app for our clients in Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. Although the app works anywhere in the US, our focus is here at home.     What Does it Do?   It makes it easier for you to request service […]

Protecting Your Business Page on Facebook

Posted by on May 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Although we aren’t social media consultants, we find that Facebook problems are part of the computer repair business here in Lawrence, Kansas. Often these problems are hacks, hijacking, or vandalism of a web page. For many businesses, a Facebook page is a key way to interact with customers and promote their business. They’re devastated by […]

Free Data Recovery From DoctorDave Computer Repair

Posted by on April 27, 2016 at 9:17 am

We’ve always done data recovery for our computer repair clients in Lawrence and surrounding areas. Sometimes it’s as simple as removing a drive from a dying computer. Other times it’s a little more complex. We have dozens of tools and decades of experience getting people stuff from their computers. We’re testing a new tool and […]

Why you should have multiple email addresses

Posted by on March 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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I’ve wrtten before about the importance of not using your ISP’s email address such as “sunflower.com” or “swbell.net” primarily because if you cancel your account with them, you can’t keep your email address. With services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com, you can have multiple email addresses at no charge and not be tied to […]

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