Dymin Blog

My Laptop Won’t Turn On. Help!

Posted by Mike Hurt on Feb 23, 2018 7:10:00 PM

You flip open your laptop to get some work done, expecting to see your login screen, but nothing happens. The screen is black, and there are no signs of life. What do you do when your device won’t power on? Here’s a checklist of potential problems to help you troubleshoot before calling in the professionals.

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Topics: computer repair

Your Computer Hates Winter as Much as You Do

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jan 8, 2018 6:02:00 PM

As the holiday decorations go up, you may find yourself dreading the onset of cold weather and wintery conditions. While you’re pulling out the winter coats, cleaning out the chimneys, and readying your home for the months ahead, don’t forget to consider how the winter can affect your computer equipment. Be mindful of wintery risks to protect yourself from data loss and equipment malfunction.

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Topics: computer maintenance, computer repair

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop Battery

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 20, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Along with everything good about laptops and other mobile computing devices, there is also a question of whether the battery will be up to the test. If you use your mobile device for more than a couple hours, you will likely find it is running low on juice. Laptop batteries tend to lose their charging capacity at a faster rate as they age.  Some laptop batteries must be replaced after three or four years. Let's take a look at some solutions that will help you get the most out of your laptop battery. 

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Topics: computer maintenance, computer repair

My Mobile Device Broke! Now What?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 22, 2017 1:28:00 PM
If your mobile device broke, don't panic. There are a few different solutions for you to consider. Let's take a look at exactly what you should and should not do after your device breaks.

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Topics: computer repair, IT questions

Why Your Computer Hates Summer

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jun 27, 2017 1:25:00 PM

The warm weather is finally here in Des Moines! This is fantastic news for those of us who like to spend time outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful weather. However, the high temperatures are terrible news for your sensitive computer. Whether you own a traditional desktop PC, a laptop, or a tablet, your computer's integrity might be compromised by the summer heat.

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Topics: computer repair, data backup

Spilled Liquid on Your Computer? There’s Still Hope!

Posted by Matt Helland on Apr 25, 2017 11:50:00 AM

 

We’ve all been there. You’re working on that project that needs to be done by morning.  Four cups of coffee deep, trying to stay awake, and then it happens: the coffee cup falls over and its contents run all over your computer.  What do you do?

Well, that is exactly what we will be addressing today. Taking immediate, appropriate steps can help protect your data and possibly allow you to save your machine. 
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Topics: computer repair, data backup

5 Warning Signs Your Computer Needs Repair

Posted by Mike Hurt on Apr 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Not all computer breakdowns give warning signs in advance, but (fortunately) many of them do!

We all have a busy schedule, and computers have become irreplaceable tools in our lives. From keeping track of appointments to keeping in touch with old friends, keeping up with work to keeping on top of the latest news, your computer is a vital part of your household. Being without your computer can be as detrimental as being without your vehicle and make your daily life impossible to keep up with.

Just like a car, your computer frequently signals when it has problems. Ignoring these warnings can allow a simple problem to turn into a severe one! Here are some warning signs you should never ignore to make sure your computer continues to run smoothly and prevent major breakdowns.

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

How Often Should I Update My Computer Software?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 7, 2017 10:58:00 AM

 

Nothing lasts forever, and in the world of computers and electronics, lifespans seem to be getting shorter and shorter. New versions of devices and programs come out so frequently that it’s almost impossible to keep everything completely up-to-date. But there’s good news: you don’t always have to.

This may seem counterintuitive, but you really don’t need to worry about updating your programs as much as all the internet tipsters make you think you do.

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Topics: computer maintenance, computer repair, business information

Help! My Computer Crashed. Can I Recover My Data?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 27, 2016 10:23:00 AM

 

The Blue Screen of Death.

The Spinning Wheel of Death.

At some point, every computer user experiences a crash: when your computer freezes, hangs, or shuts itself down. If your computer crashes, it could be a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with your operating system or hard drive. And if your hard drive crashes, it can take all of your data with it—sometimes irretrievably. Knowing the facts about hard drive crashes can help you safeguard your data and prevent loss.  

 

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Topics: computer repair, business information, managed IT services, data backup

What IT Services Techs Say vs. What They Really Mean

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 10, 2016 10:47:00 AM


IT is a high pressure industry, and the people that work in it must calm people when they’re most frustrated. Let’s have some fun with IT and lighten things up a little.

 

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Topics: computer repair, managed IT services, computer maintenance, business information