Dictionary of Computer Terms

This is a Dictionary of Computer Terms We will add to this dictionary of computer terms over time, but thought we might as well publish some of our definitions for different computer terms that we have already pondered upon. Architecture Architecture is used to describe the manner in which a computer system has been designed […]

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Replacing the Motherboard in All-In-Ones and iMacs

What are All-In-One Computers? All-In-One computers are a cross between a laptop and a desktop computer.  Whilst there are many different models of All-In-Ones there are essentially Windows based All-In-Ones and iMacs.  When it comes to replacing the motherboard in All-In-Ones and iMacs it is a cross between replacing a motherboard in a laptop and […]

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Causes of Data Loss

There are many causes of data loss so that is why having a backup is essential for everyone who has information that they do not want to lose. The word data in this article encompasses but is not confined to the following: pictures, documents, music, videos and miscellaneous files such as emails, websites and settings. […]

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How to Recover Deleted Files from the Recycle Bin without Installing Software

Did you Know You Can Recover Deleted Files from the Recycle Bin without Installing Software? Yes, indeed this is possible.  In relation to how to recover deleted files from the recycle bin without installing software, this article applies to Windows based computers (all variants). Instructions for Windows Computer With Windows computers, if you want to […]

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How to Replace the Motherboard in a Desktop Computer

Replacing the Motherboard in a Desktop Computer With a standard PC desktop computer the steps needed to replace the motherboard in a desktop computer is relatively easy job.  This is because the access to the motherboard is good.  The removal and replacement is a step by step process which would be the same for the […]

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How Long Do Macs Last?

How Long Can You Expect an Apple Mac Computer to Last? How long do Macs last is a very interesting question in todays market.  Traditionally the longevity of Apple Macs has always been considered by many consumers to be Apple’s strength over PCs running successive versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, but is this still […]

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What Causes Black Screen on Windows Based Laptops?

Black Screen On Windows Laptops and Notebooks A black screen on Windows laptops or notebook scan be caused by a number of issues. We will go into various scenarios and troubleshooting to find solutions to a black screen on Windows Laptop or Notebook.  Some may work for you and some may not. Go down the […]

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Hard Disk Drive Replacement

Hard Disk Drive Replacement and Costs  Hard disk drive replacement in an older computer can sometimes give it a new lease of life. We say sometimes, as there are other times when one needs to look at the repair costs vs replacement costs. Hard Disk Drives 3+ Years Generally speaking after 3 or so years the […]

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MacBook Black Screen Help

Possible Causes and Fixes for a MacBook Black Screen There are several different causes for a black screen on a MacBook.  The following troubleshooting should help you determine the reason and the solution to your MacBook black screen, just work down  the list in the order provided. Check that the MacBook has not gone to […]

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Replacing a Motherboard in a Laptop

Considering Replacing a Motherboard in a Laptop or Notebook? Generally speaking, replacing a motherboard in a laptop (also referred to as notebooks) is a time-consuming and expensive exercise. This is due to the design of laptops and notebooks.  In fact laptops and notebooks are not manufactured to be easily (and cost-effectively) disassembled and reassembled again once […]

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