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Which is More Secure? Your Phone or Laptop

Published on October 21, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With many people having both a smartphone and laptop synced, you’d think people would secure them equally.  In reality, it seems people are more worried about their phone rather than their laptop (or desktop).  That’s a big mistake. This article has some interesting facts!  The ones that stood out to me are related to leaving […]

Is Your PC Dirty Inside?

Published on October 14, 2018 By dgreenbaum

We see all kinds of computers here.  Inside, most of them are dirty.  Some are pretty wild inside.  Most of the time it’s not the client’s fault. There’s a fun subreddit where people post pics of dusty computers.  I’ve never posted there, but I’ve thought about it.  Computers have cooling fans and sit on the […]

Best. Upgrade. Ever – Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Published on November 12, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Laptop hard drives, on average, last about three years.  We recommend replacement of computers after three years.  However, if you want to keep your laptop, we highly recommend Solid State Drives (SSDs). This is the same technology in your smartphone or tablet that lets it boot up and open applications quickly.  All Apple laptops now […]

Are Laptop Screen Repairs Worth It

Published on July 9, 2017 By dgreenbaum

A common call we get here at DoctorDave Computer Repair is “Can you repair my laptop screen?”  The short answer is yes, the long answer is no.  Yes, we can repair them.  We’re computer repair professionals. However, we don’t recommend screen repairs and here’s why. There’s Usually More Wrong Than the Screen The typical reason […]

Repair or replace an old computer?

Published on April 16, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

One reason you can’t get your laptop on a wireless network

Published on September 9, 2013 By dgreenbaum

“My laptop can’t get on the Internet” is a common complaint we get at DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence, Kansas and one of the first questions we ask if the customer is if they are sure the wireless is on. Many times they don’t know, so we’ll ask them to test it at a coffee […]

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