Thursday 9 December 2010

Connect from your home PC to your office PC: It's probably easier than you think!

Mary from Galway: I had XL setup a remote computer connection from my work to my home PC, and WOW! (read on!)...............

Saturday 13 November 2010

Essential Data needs to be protected, backed up on a regular basis

Essential Data:     The key is to keep essential data backed up that is regularly used or referenced. Such apps as Accounts, Workshop activity, CRM packages etc, all need regular backup, as if they are being used on a daily basis (or almost)....  

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Removable Disk is not formatted, Do you want to format it now? HELP PLEASE!!

In many cases when removable media (e.g. External Hard disks, pen drives, SD cards etc.) get corrupted, they only way they can deal with it the next time they are used is by displaying the following message when they are plugged in:

Removable Disk is not formatted, Do you want to format it now?

Monday 10 May 2010

XP2600 Personal Computer for Sale

XP2600 Personal Computer for Sale (This PC has just come in, and is running very well -fast):
1Gb ram, 120Gb hard drive, Wireless LAN built in. €120 (make me an offer?).

Saturday 8 May 2010

Computer System information recovery

Recovering the data off of a computer hard disk can be a tricky and complex job, so rather than make any recommendations on how to go about this, we would always advise to seek professional help (such as ourselves) instead of asking your friend (who may know a bit about computers), as the friend might make the problem worse.

Toshiba Laptop DVD+/-RW Drive not reading CD / DVD media

Found that CD lens appeared not to be reading any media, as normal operation appeared to happen whenever a CD or DVD was placed in the drive, yet nothing would appear, but the original DVD icon in Windows. Tried cleaning the lens using the recommended procedures, but to no avail. Replaced drive with similar model and system then appeared to work normally.

Acer Aspire 5520 Screen replacement job

We've replaced a screen on an Acer 5520 (original display badly cracked). Replacement screen was glossy (same as original one), and laptop looked really well with new screen.

Requirement to have a Shared internet Connection between an two buildings that are within close proximity

This Job involved setting up a Wireless Network BRIDGE between the Outhouse network and the Main House.
Setting up a Wireless bridge is the obvious option because of it's comparative simplicity and cost saving (compared with having to run a cable across a path and round a building), and has many other advantages, such as lower maintenance costs, quicker to setup etc.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG: To post Individual Work / Job Logs

We thought we'd add individual jobs to our Blog posts in order to provide useful tips to many who experience similar issues, as well as providing our customers with the opportunity give us some constructive feedback on work completed,  and to help us to continue to set higher standards of service on an ongoing basis.

Current Activity @ XL Computers

This blog has been recently setup on the site to discuss recent issues (and work types) we've met here at XL Computers, and to give you the chance to save time and money by taking advantage of some of the tips contained therein. - Or better still save yourself the headaches of potential disaster by using the services of XL Computers to sort out those issues for you at our usual reasonable pricing. We are also using this blog to assess Customer satisfaction ratings, and to understand how we can improve the services we already offer.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

How is IT doing in Ireland at present?

Many of the experts are telling us that the IT Industry in Ireland had a slight downturn, in that the market for IT products and services dropped by about 12% in 2009, but 2010 is showing signs of recovery, and the projected growth by the end of 2010 will be only about -3% which is an improvement on last year. What are your thoughts on this and do you agree with the experts?.