Phil Guy Computer & Repairs, based in Goosewell, Plymstock, Plymouth, recommend that you perform preventative maintenance on your system regularly dependent upon usage. Our preventative maintenance service consists of cleaning the inside of your computer and optimising the operating system which help make your computer run quicker and with less errors.
First, we look at removing dust and particles that could potentially overheat or damage the components inside your computer. This includes your CD/DVD drive(s), floppy drive (if present), the cooling fan(s) on your power supply and processor. We will verify that all the components in your computer are secure and that any cabling is firmly connected.
It is worth noting that Laptops are particularly vulnerable to overheating either through the user not allowing enough air to circulate beneath the laptop but also through dust particles that build up to form a mat of material between the fan and the external air vent that stops the laptop from breathing.
Second, we will check the computer once it has booted up into it's operating system. We will check your hard drive(s), check for malware (including viruses) and anything which may be causing (or potentially cause) your computer to not perform at its best. We will attempt to increase the performance of your computer using our experience in optimisation techniques. If a computer is infected by malware then additional charges may apply for its removal.
Speeding Up A Slow PC or Laptop
Whilst performing preventative maintenance will undoubtedly improve computer performance, should you request it, it can be a good time to look at upgrading some components in your computer or install Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 to either make it run faster or work more intuitively. Many of our clients are surprised at how little it can sometimes cost to upgrade a slow struggling computer into something that can adequately cope with your daily workload. After looking at your computer to establish where the bottlenecks might be, we can provide you with a no-obligation quotation for the upgraded components or software. In addition to performing maintenance, we will also apply any security patches or driver updates we feel are required.
Please note that under no circumstances will Phil Guy Computer & Repairs be liable for data loss when we perform equipment maintenance. We strongly recommend that you back up your data on a separate medium ( for example by DVD, external hard-drive, USB stick or on-line) on a regular basis. All business is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business, a printable version of which is available here.