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Windows 10 Update Problems 0x80190001, 0x80073712, 0x80245006, 0x80070070, 0x80070020

How to Fix Several Common Problems with Windows 10 Update This article describes how to fix several common problems with Windows 10 Updates.  The particular problems are:- (A) “unexpected error downloading installation files”:  error message: 0x80190001 (B) Error message: 0x80073712 and or 0x80245006 “damaged update files” (C) Error message: 0x80070070 “storage error” (D) Error message:  […]

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Do I Need a Windows Registry Cleaner?

Do I need a Windows Registry Cleaner?  With so many people asking us about Registry Cleaners, we have written this article to help out some of the confusion that surrounds this issue. What is a Windows Registry Cleaner? Registry Cleaners are designed to help remove invalid items in the Windows registry which point to a […]

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Windows Computer Error Cannot Load XPCOM 2018

How to Fix the Cannot Load XPCOM message in 2018 Cannot Load Xpcom error is usually caused by a corrupted or missing dynamic-link library (DLL) file or files. Errors related to it usually occur when a program does not handle the file during use. This common problem happens within the Windows registry, where applications look up […]

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Consumer Rights About Computers

Exercising Your Consumer Rights for your Faulty Computer? Here at Affordable Computer Repairs and Service quite often a customer will bring us a faulty computer device (for which they paid an above-average price) that falls just outside the manufacturer’s usually 12 months’ warranty (sometimes up to 24 months).  They bring us the computer after having been […]

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Apple MacBook Pro Battery Replacement – Replacement Procedure and Cost

How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery Depending on your particular model of Apple MacBook Pro, replacing the battery can range from relatively straight-forward and cost-effective procedure to one which is more complex and expensive. An Apple MacBook Pro battery replacement for anyone who still owns a Non-Unibody 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro is […]

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Apple MacBook Pro Battery Replacement

Apple MacBook Pro Battery Replacement This is the first  of two articles advising on Apple MacBook Pro battery replacement including such information as MacBook Pro battery life and Apple MacBook Pro battery replacement cost.  The second article provides information on how to replace a MacBook Pro Battery and where to purchase batteries. MacBook Pro Battery […]

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Malware Advice for Apple Mac Users

Virus and Malware Removal on your Apple Mac You may never have experienced the impact of a computer virus or malware on your Apple MacBook Pro or MacBook Air or iMac, but you need to be a little cautious in accepting the old, often-repeated comment that Macs don’t get viruses.  This is the mantra that […]

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Laptop Battery Replacement

Laptop Battery Replacement – The In’s and Out’s This article answers many questions you may have regarding laptop battery replacement, how to remove a laptop battery; how much does a laptop battery cost; how to make a laptop battery last longer; how to replace a laptop battery; where to buy laptop batteries and can you […]

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Should I Replace or Update My Mac?

When to Replace or Update a Mac Are you running an old MacBook Pro, a slow iMac or just an Apple Mac that feels like it’s past its use-by-date?  Take some time to consider your options as to whether your should replace or update your Mac, and if necessary, get some objective advice, rather than […]

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Which is the Best Computer to Buy?

At Affordable Computer Repairs and Service we try to get your broken or faulty computer up and running again but sometimes, despite our best efforts, repair is no longer possible or economically viable.  In these cases, we often get asked which is the best computer to buy and in particular the following questions: What do […]

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