Archive for the ‘Services’ Category

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Back To School Computer Repairs In Macclesfield

August 23, 2008

The time to return to school is fast approaching. A new term brings new lessons and more homework. Most children use the internet and the computer now to do their homework. But what if yours is not working properly?

If your computer is running slower than it used to or you are getting loads of pop-up ads for sites you don’t want, your computer may be infected with a virus or spyware. Spyware and malware are on the increase everyday and if you don’t have proper protection your computer is a sitting duck and could be attacked within minutes of connecting to the internet.

If you think your computer may be infected give PC Guardians a call and we can fix it for you and install adequate virus and spyware protection for you. We will also make sure your computer is up to date with all necessary drivers and software patches.

Don’t hesitate, for computer repair in Macclesfield call us

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Computer Check-up special offer for Macclesfield Residents

May 29, 2008

Computer repair Macclesfield

With the holiday season upon us, many people neglect to look after their computer properly because they simply do not have time or may be unaware of the best way to protect the computer. A computer needs to be checked out every few months to make sure it is running at its best.

When was the last time you performed any maintenace on your computer? Is the operating system up to date, do you have spyware or virus infections on the computer. Would you realise if you had? If you are not maintaining your computer properly, you are increasing the chances of becoming another statistic of the growing Internet and identity fraud problem. Do you want a crook using your credit card details to buy goods online and leaving you with the bill?

Ray at PC Guardians performs computer repair and maintenance in Macclesfield. To encourage Macclesfield computer users to protect their computers and identities, PC Guardians is running a special offer for June.

Just for the month of June, Macclesfield computer users can get a full computer maintenance health check and optimization for just £49.99!

The service includes free collection and delivery of your computer (In Macclesfield & surrounding area) and the following maintenance services:

  • Full virus scan using latest anti-virus scanner
  • Full spyware/malware scan
  • Installation of anti-virus protection if none present
  • Operating system updates (Including XP service pack 3/Vista SP1)
  • Driver updates if necessary
  • System optimization to increase speed (Dependent on age & spec of computer)
  • Full hard drive optimization and defragmentation
  • Registry clean
  • Removal of dust build up from internal components and cooling fans (if necessary)
  • Cleaning of external computer case

All this for only £49.99! I know we must be mad but we are happy to provide Macclesfield with a friendly, professional service at the right price. This offer will not be advertised in local papers such as the Macclesfield Express so make sure you bookmark this page or write the number down for safekeeping.

Don’t forget Macclesfield, this offer is for June only so get calling now on 07955 520730

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Living with a disability? – Free Collect and Return for Computer Repair in Macclesfield

October 9, 2007

Not everyone is familiar with the connections at the back of a computer, and to some they are just terrifying! So imagine what must go through a technophobes mind when the computer goes wrong and refuses to work as normal. Is it safe to unplug the leads? Will I remember where they all go when the computer has been repaired? Help!

If you are looking for a computer repair business in Macclesfield why not give Ray at PC Guardians a call. Ray provides a friendly, helpful computer repair and help service in and around Macclesfield. The free collect and return service is especially beneficial for anyone living in the Macclesfield area who has a physical disability who may find it difficult to disconnect the computer and take it to be repaired. Many Macclesfield computer repair businesses will charge to collect your computer. PC Guardians provide a free collect and return service to save you any trouble or worry regarding computer repair.

This service includes disconnection of the computer , taking it for repair and reconnecting everything on its return. If you are living with a disability and your computer needs repairing please call Ray at PC Guardians of Macclesfield.

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Macclesfield Computer Maintenance and Repair Services

March 8, 2007

Just a quick reminder to the people of Macclesfield regarding computer maintenance, repairs and virus, spyware removal. Why go through the hassle of disconnecting your computer and struggling to carry it to the car. Why not call PC Guardians of Macclesfield and let us repair your compter at home. PC Guardians of Macclesfield can complete many tasks onsite but have a fully equipped workshop if this is not practical.

For example, removing viruses and spyware can take considerable time to complete. If the engineer were to sit and wait for the scanning to complete, it could take hours and a lot of money.

PC Guardians will perform a complete virus and spyware scan and removal for £70 regardless of the time it takes to complete. Not only do you get your computer clean of virus and spyware infections but we collect your computer and return it to you, within a 10 mile radius of Macclesfield.

If your desktop computer or laptop is infected with a virus or full of spyware causing unwanted popups and adverts, why not call PC Guardians of Macclesfield today.

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Reasons to be cheerful when your computer packs up

February 20, 2007

My name is Ray Cunningham and I am a self employed computer repair technician, engineer, maintenance man and general fixit guy for computers in Macclesfield. I have spent the last nine, in fact it must be nearer to ten years sat in front of computers. If only I had a pound for every hour….

Anyway, in ten years you collect a great deal of knowledge about computers and how to make them work when they don’t want to. From hardware problems to virus and spyware removal, you see more computer bits than is healthy for a grown man really.

Several years have been occupied working for other people. Yes, I have been fixing computers in Macclesfield and if you used to frequent a certain computer repair establishment on Park Lane, Macclesfield, we may have met before (in a previous life sounds more exciting but unfortunately computers are not meant to be exciting so that’s out).

I am lucky. I have a job I actually enjoy, and this is where I can help you. If your computer decides to be awkward or your kids have filled it full of little smiley faces that suddenly talk and scare you half to death, I may be of assistance to you. PC Guardians, that’s me!, can repair your computer for you in Macclesfield. And the good bit is that I come to you and do all the crawling about under the desk to disconnect the jungle of leads.

This part of the service may be very beneficial if :

  • You have a phobia of electrical leads
  • You do not feel confident disconnecting equipment
  • You cannot bend or lift due to health reasons

If you are reading this at home, your computer must be working ok at the moment but make sure you write my number down because the day will come when it packs up and I will come and help you.

Oh and another thing, I fix computers far better than I write humour. Maybe I should just stick to what I know, it’s probably safer.

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Computer Repair|Collect and Return Service|Macclesfield

September 20, 2006

Here at PC Guardians we understand that computers are scary for some people. Not really scary but scary enough to worry them a little. If, or should I say when, something does go wrong with your pc, you will need to fix it yourself or get a nice man (me,hopefully!) to do it for you. This usually involves much crawling about under dusty desks or cupboards to disconnect the mass of cables hanging from your computer.

The thought of trying to disconnect the pc cable jungle is just too much for some people . Even more worrying for some is reconnecting the cables and plugs when your computer is repaired and returns home to its dusty abode under the desk.

For some, the problem lies with lifting or carrying the computer tower case itself. Computers can be quite a heavy and awkward item to hold onto. You may have a condition such as arthritis which does not allow you to lift or carry. You may have a disabilty or be in a wheelchair and getting a computer to the repair shop is a pain for you.Well there is no need to worry any longer!

PC Guardians will come and disconnect the computer for you, transport it to the workshop, repair the computer and then return it to you and reconnect all the cables and plugs. The worry has been taken away from you instantly!

If you are worried about getting your computer repaired, there is no need! Just contact Ray at PC Guardians to arrange a suitable collection time.

Contact details are below:

Mobile:07955 520730

email: guardians@pcguardians.co.uk

Even if your computer is working fine at the moment, why not print out our contact reminder sheet for later reference.

The reminder sheet is available here (Right click and save as) and is in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. It is available for free download by clicking the image.
get adobe reader

Please note it is quite a large file and may take some time to download for Dial-up users.

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Computer Repair Service Now Available in Macclesfield, Cheshire

September 6, 2006

pc guardians macclesfieldIt is an unfortunate fact of life that computers can, and do quite often, breakdown. It is only when this occurs that you realise just what a major part computers play in everyday life. Emails, MSN Messenger and Ebay, all things you now take for granted, are suddenly gone. If you run a business from home it can be a disaster to have a broken computer or internet access available.

Just a reminder! Always keep regular backups of important data such as accounts, customers details and even family photographs.
PC Guardians of Macclesfield, offer a full diagnostic and repair service for your desktop computer. Whatever the trouble we can help you. All repairs are performed at our workshop. This actually helps to reduce the repair times due to all equipment being readily available and to hand.

All we need from you is a full description of the problem you have encountered, your name and address details and a phone number. We will do the rest including collect & return of your computer (Collect and return in Macclesfield area is now 100% FREE!).  After testing and diagnosis of the problem, you will be contacted if the repair requires any new hardware. Please note we will always contact you before replacing any computer hardware.

If it is uneconomical to repair the computer we can advise you with regard to a replacement system. We also offer a setup and installation service for new computer systems.

Please note we do not retail computer systems. The computer market is so cut throat that we simply can not compete with the likes of Dell and other large companies. As stated earlier we offer computer buying advice. This helps you to save money by only buying what you need.

If you own a latop or notebook computer the repair situation is slightly different. Due to the advanced electronic and electrical engineering inside a laptop we are unable to offer a complete repair service. Repairs we perform on laptops include spyware and virus removal, hard drive replacement or upgrade, memory replacement and Windows repair and complete re-installation.

PC Guardians make every effort to complete repairs within 3-5 working days.

If your laptop is completely beyond repair we offer a service to remove the hard drive and attempt to recover your files and data. Please be aware of the fact this is not always possible. If you are selling your laptop, you should consider having the hard drive securely erased or overwritten. Many people sell or throw away old computers and laptops under the impression they are destroyed at the tip or dump. This is certainly not the case at all with most computer equipment being re-sold as second user.

This means that your old computer could end up in the hands of a new owner. Unscrupulous criminals can and will retrieve personal information from your old hard drive, even if it has been formatted. This information can allow your identity to be stolen. PC Guardians are pleased to offer you peace of mind with our secure data destruction and hard drive disposal service. All data is erased by overwriting several times and the empty hard drive can then be disposed of without worry of identity theft.

If your computer is giving you a bad day, why not give PC Guardians a call!

Tel: 07955 520730

email: guardians@pcguardians.co.uk