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What does a computer repair service include?

Computers are complicated devices, so there’s quite a lot that can go wrong with them. The exact process and what you can expect from your computer repair technician will depend on your problem and the fixes they recommend. Here are some common types of computer repair services and inclusions: 

General troubleshooting and support

When you don’t have the time, knowledge, or patience to work out what’s wrong with your device, it makes sense to hire a computer repair service near you. Computer troubleshooting and technical support are usually the first step to fixing any problems you’re having. Your technician will ask a few questions over the phone or on your task to assess the complexity of your issue. Then they’ll visit your home or office or provide virtual support to confirm the issue and recommend a suitable solution. 

Upgrades and setup

A large number of computer problems are caused by outdated software. When your operating system updates, sometimes it can cause compatibility issues if your other programs don’t update at the same time. Fortunately, this is often an easy fix for an experienced computer technician. They’ll run a check to make sure your software and drivers are up to date, then they’ll download and install any software, computer upgrades, or even a new Windows installation if needed. With up-to-date programs and operating systems, everything should be compatible, run smoothly, and minimise your vulnerability to security threats.

Hardware repairs

Eventually, most computers end up with some kind of hardware failure, whether it’s the graphics driver, a dead battery, or even just a few keys coming loose on your laptop. Arrange computer repair near you to make it easy to drop your computer in, or get a mobile repair technician to your home. A computer hardware specialist will diagnose issues like why your computer isn’t turning on, video display issues, and battery problems. They may run software tests or open up your laptop or computer case to take a look inside. They might also swap spare hardware parts with your existing parts to confirm which parts are causing your problem. Most technicians will be able to diagnose your problem within a few minutes, but it may take a few days or weeks to repair, depending on the complexity or your hardware repair, and whether or not the parts are available locally. 

Antivirus and backup

As part of your repair services, your technician may set up antivirus and repair software, especially if they need to restore your files or get rid of malware on your computer. They’ll help backup computer files with cloud software like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, or use an external hard drive. And they’ll likely run virus removal software to check for threats and protect your computer against future viruses. Be prepared to purchase extra software or hardware to sort out your antivirus protection and backups. These are important to minimise the risk of future problems and protect your important files, photos, work, and personal details.

Recent Computer Repairs tasks in Cairns

Set up twitch gaming


Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

2nd Dec 2022

I want to stream gaming on twitch. Am currently using a phone to record PC monitor but want to do it through webcam just need some help setting it all up properly as I don't know how to load games up. Have twitch and obs studio downloads

Fix my PlayStation


Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

24th Nov 2022

I have issues with the HDMI port on my PlayStation 4 Pro. - Due date: Flexible

Screen repair


Cairns QLD, Australia

7th Nov 2022

Screen replacement for: LENOVO IdeaPad Slim 3 15.6" Ryzen 3 8GB 256GB SSD Platinum Grey Laptop 81W10001AU - Due date: Flexible

Apple iMac repairs. reformat iMac desktop 2012


Mossman QLD, Australia

21st Oct 2022

Reformat 2012 iMac desktop. Operating system lost during a system crash and will not restart system. Old time machine on portable hard drive. Please indicate your iMac experience. I reside in Daintree but happy to deliver to Cairns, Port Douglas or Mossman - Due date: Flexible

Apple watch screen repair


Cairns QLD, Australia

16th Sep 2022

Screen is cracked and needs replacement. Screen currently still works Apple watch series 6 - Due date: Flexible

Printer Set up


Cairns City QLD, Australia

4th Jul 2022

I have a Brother MFC7860DW printer to add as a wifi printer on 2 computers - one iMac and one Windows 11 PC. I don't have the set up disk as the printer is secondhand - but in very good working order (copier works fine). I have a USB cable to connect it but it still doesn't work. I've tried downloading the drivers but again the computers don't recognize it as a new printer. - Due date: Before Friday, 22 July 2022

Joss is efficient and knows his stuff - great job.

Set up Apple TV, multiple Alexa and app set up


Oak Beach QLD 4877, Australia

6th Jun 2022

Need help setting up my guest with Apple TV, Alexa (multiple) and general apps set up. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Fix my wifi connection when I play video games


Edmonton QLD 4869, Australia

19th May 2022

Recently been experiencing issues with the wifi on my computer device, other devices are working really well but for whatever reason I can't play my games the way I used to before. - Due date: Before Friday, 20 May 2022

Headphones repair


Earlville QLD 4870, Australia

29th Mar 2022

Sony wmx4 Bluetooth headphones not charging need repair suspect USB C port - Due date: Flexible

Windows won't load keeps going to scan and fix mode


Danbulla QLD 4872, Australia

22nd Feb 2022

Windows won't load keeps going to scan and fix mode - Due date: Flexible

Set up gmail, authy, apple I.D, apps on new phone


Freshwater QLD, Australia

14th Feb 2022

Set up apps and emails on new phone - Due date: Flexible

Fix my Epson inkjet printer


Manunda QLD, Australia

17th Oct 2021

Epson XP-540 inkjet printer, ran out of ink. Previously working perfectly. I bought new ink ($165) and changed into those cartridges. Restarted printer. Impossible to do anything. Error message shows W-02 Fix paper wreck error. Even if zero paper in the printer. ! ! ! $100 offerred. - Due date: Flexible

Repair MacBook Air screen


Whitfield QLD, Australia

14th Sep 2021

The screen on my MacBook cracked and is hindering the function of the laptop and needs to be replaced

Printer needs fixing


Bentley Park QLD, Australia

6th Sep 2021

I have an Epson XP4100 and I cannot get the paper to load. Have tried troubleshooting, to no avail. Happy to bring the printer to you.

I need assistance looking at Modem/router set up


Ravenshoe QLD, Australia

18th Aug 2021

Hi, I am about to upgrade Ravenshoe's Pub with a new POS System. The system is cloud based, and will need to have 5 screens and printers across the venue, so want to make sure our set up is right before to move ahead, and make sure we have enough range throughout the venue. Thank you

Computer set up


Gordonvale QLD, Australia

18th Aug 2021

Need our computer and printer set up in new house and run through system to check everything is working ok

Explained everything to me and had everything up and working in no time. Cheers

Fix or diagnose laptop problem


Kuranda QLD, Australia

4th Aug 2021

I have a MacBook Pro that starts to boot up but then goes to black screen Need someone who is tech savvy to get it to boot up so I can retrieve my work/data or at least tell me what the problem is so I can go from there

Set up internet modem


Bungalow QLD, Australia

11th Jun 2021

We have our modem etc just need someone to set it up for us

I need treadmill repair


Palm Cove QLD, Australia

2nd Jun 2021

PRO-FORM 720 ZLT Treadmill. Powers on, once the treadmill starts, powers off. New controller needed?

Repair Apple Mac Screen


Cairns QLD, Australia

10th Apr 2021

Repair Apple Mac Screen, currently cracked and chipped down on the right hand side