Customer came to us with his machine getting very hot and cutting off.
Reason being over time laptops pull in quite a lot of dust – and it gets trapped around the heatsinks and fan.
Also the thermal paste laptop manufactures tend to use is very cheap – as a result its not too effective long term and dries out quickly. We clean out this old paste and reapply Arctic Cooling’s MX-4 which is high performance thermal compound suitable for overclocking which provides a much better conductive channel to the heatsink.
Afterwards we stress tested the laptop to ensure the machine operates at reasonable temps.
You should consider to clean your Laptop or PC at least once a year. If you don’t, it may cause you problems like overheating, blue screens, slowing down and eventually dying.
Interesting case here. Customer walked in with a beautiful Canon EOS 1000D that wouldn’t take pictures.
Kept showing an error saying Memory card locked (presumably the SD card).
Was quite expensive on purchase, so the customer really wanted to get it fixed, rather than have to buy a new camera.
We diagnosed it and found it to be a faulty SD card slot, and needed to be replaced.
Job: Replace Canon EOS 1000D sd card slot replacement.
Before and after pics below.
Canon EOS 1000D sd card slot repair
Canon EOS 1000D opened
Canon EOS 1000D repair
Canon EOS 1000D front
When your laptop gets dirty and dusty inside, the dust that collects forms a “blanket” over the exhaust grills, stopping the fan from pulling in cold air and pushing out the hot air coming from the processor.
This is the result – see pictures below for before / after shots.
Dirty dusty overheating laptop.
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A very distressed customer visited our store recently with a damaged car key for his Land Rover. He couldn’t get in car on time for very important meeting. A quick dis-assemble showed that unlock button is broken, in couple of minutes our experienced engineer managed to source spare button. A couple of well-aimed drops of solder and key was ready to go. Another happy customer.
Come to us for Land Rover Car Key Repair in Brighton
This iPhone had very bad day, came in after being dropped in the sea.
Once we got our hands on it, we realised this one was going to be a bit of a challenge. But we don’t take NO for answer.
Problem: iPhone 4s liquid damage
After hours of cleaning and replacing some parts “voila”. iPhone is working.
Come to us for iPhone 4s liquid damage repair in brighton
Customer brought an iPhone 5 that stopped charging all of a sudden.
The iPhone 5 would not sync, not charge, and wasn’t being recognised on iTunes.
We carried out our diagnosis, and discovered the charging dock was faulty.
Problem: iPhone 5 charging unit / lightning dock replacement
This is old/not functioning charging dock which needed to be replaced.
During dock change. Testing in progress
New charging dock installed and running full tests again to make sure everything is 100% perfectly working.
After the docking unit had been replaced, the iPhone was working / charging and syncing with iTunes perfectly.
Another happy customer.
MacBook 13 white unibody screen replacement.
At Laptop Doctor in Brighton, we keep screens for the MacBook white unibody in stock at all times, and can usually have it replaced on the same day, and get your laptop back to working condition.
Call us for a quote.
MacBook 13″ unibody with broken screen.
Lucky for customer…. Screen in stock as usual :). Ready for collection within an hour.
Problem solved: MacBook 13″ unibody broken screen replacement in Brighton
A customer came in today with a smashed iPhone 5 glass front.
He had been quoted £180 from apple, and didn’t want to pay over her odds for it, and definitely did not want to lose his data.
We were able to rescue his phone and data and have him back on the road in less than an hour.
Before & After…
Problem solved: iPhone 5 broken screen replacement glass front