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#31 Aliceg

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:29 AM

After months of putting up with odd things happening to my laptop I finally took it into www.notjustcomputers.co.uk (I read a review of them earlier in this forum)they were thorough, thoughtful and very reasonably priced. They even delivered my laptop to my door as I couldn't get to their place to pick it up.Very happy.

#32 Jessica

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:58 PM

I recently used Tim from linktechnicalservices. He helped me choose a new laptop, setup and transfer everything over to get it all working the way I like. He was very helpful and would recommend www.linktechnicalservices.co.uk
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#33 Borgus

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:28 AM

This article from PC Pro highlights the pitfalls of taking a PC to some repairers:

Exposed: the PC repair shops that rifle through your photos and passwords :unsure:
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#34 clyde114

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

Hi there

After just having a massive quote for a minor laptop fix from PC World - I wonder if anyone can recommend a decent laptop repair guy in/around Crystal Palace?

Thanks Clyde

#35 captaincaz

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:25 AM

Hi all. Just thought I'd post a quick recommendation for JamesS [link removed by admin].

Full disclosure: James is actually my other half and has successfully upgraded both of my old, formerly labouring PCs (one desktop and one laptop) to the extent that I can now use both of them without leaving the room to make a cup of tea while waiting for them to start up! The laptop in particular is now running as fast as it was when I bought it (four years ago) and the desktop - previously thought to be on its last legs - is back up and running at a good speed, complete with up-to-date drivers, a new keyboard, more memory, defragging and um, lots of other stuff (those are the ones I understood!).

I can wholeheartedly vouch for his experience, skill and friendliness. He's definitely the chap to come to if you're having any computer-based issues in the Crystal Palace / South Norwood area.

#36 MattVN

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

Mod announcement: A few commercial posts have been moved from this forum.

Posts have been moved to the business listings forum. I know it's a little confusing, but VN has had 2 forums for a while 'Recommendatiosns' and 'Listings'. The companies themselves should only list their services in the listings forum (no more than once every 6 months, and also they should have a verifiable business address - either on Yell, companies house, or on their website).

Please do not list your services in the recommendations section. Discussing business is fine here but we if we allow a few businesses to post here it becomes a spam fest.

Also as per the forum guidelines, there are rules on advertising/links in signatures.

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#37 claudia

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:31 PM

Mod announcement: A few commercial posts have been moved from this forum.

Posts have been moved to the business listings forum. I know it's a little confusing, but VN has had 2 forums for a while 'Recommendatiosns' and 'Listings'. The companies themselves should only list their services in the listings forum (no more than once every 6 months, and also they should have a verifiable business address - either on Yell, companies house, or on their website).

Please do not list your services in the recommendations section. Discussing business is fine here but we if we allow a few businesses to post here it becomes a spam fest.

Also as per the forum guidelines, there are rules on advertising/links in signatures.


Hi Matt - I understand the need to seperate business listings from recommendations, but 2 people I've told to use the business listings (my painter decorator neighbour and my IT professional partner) say they can't do so because you need to have a yellow pages listing or website to verify that you're local. So how can self employed bods with no website post their services?

#38 RetiredMember1

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

I must admit, I'm a bit confused too, Matt... :huh: Why the stringent approach here and not on other threads, such as the one about recommendations for local electricians? We're in a recession and it seems to me that we should be supporting the efforts of local one-man bands (some of whom are only offering their services on an ad-hoc basis here because they've been retrenched), rather than cutting off a fruitful source of community advertising.

Edited by GillW, 19 January 2010 - 02:26 PM.

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#39 Gemster

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

I would also like to recommend JamesS, he recently fixed my boyfriend Macbook. He picked it up from our house and repaired in within a few days at a really good price.

Very nice guy too.

:)

#40 jamesl

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

Our hard drive collapsed last week and we've just used noproblemit from Paxton Place, Gipsy Road to install a new one, recover all our stuff and get us up and running again. Took 1 day, 150 plus VAT. Really helpful, understood the urgency and did it all with a great attitude. Very pleased.

#41 James

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:20 PM

I must admit, I'm a bit confused too, Matt... :huh: Why the stringent approach here and not on other threads, such as the one about recommendations for local electricians? We're in a recession and it seems to me that we should be supporting the efforts of local one-man bands (some of whom are only offering their services on an ad-hoc basis here because they've been retrenched), rather than cutting off a fruitful source of community advertising.

I think if you bear in mind just how spam-free this forum operates, it's actually a good thing to have the moderator team asking for verification of contact details. For anyone that is trying to promote their business on a shoestring you can get a free web page from Google if you use Google Adwords (so you don't need your own web site to advertise) and if you register with Google Local (again for free) they will verify your contact address for you and put you onto any map listings (shown when you include a place name as a search word). If you're prepared to invest a bit of time you can also create your own web site at Google Sites (yep, you guessed it, also for free).

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#42 RetiredMember1

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

Thanks, James - MattVN actually answered me off air, but this is all useful stuff to know. :)

#43 JamesS

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

Hi all,

This post got a little diluted but we're all sorted now.

Here's a link to my services on VN:Local Business Listings
Computer, laptop and mac repairs - silkcomputersolutions@gmail.com
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#44 claudia

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

In case anyone still needs PC help in the area, my partner is an IT specialist who does repairs/installations/upgrades in his spare time. He charges £35 for a home visit + one hour's work, and then £20 per hour after that if you need it. He can solve pretty much any IT problem, viruses etc., and can install broadband and new equipment no problem.

Just email Matt on mattmcd@bethere.co.uk if you need more info/advice or to arrange a visit.


I know Matt has been in contact with a few VN members repairing PCs. Just to let you know his email has changed to matt@woodheath.com.

Ta

#45 Archie

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Great timing, I have been looking for someone to help me set up a WiFi router. I will drop Matt a line.
Thanks