Oh no- it won’t start! Shane Grantham Consulting

Oh no- it won’t start! Shane Grantham Consulting

Last week I was at someones house and was going to pull their car out of the garage. When I turned the ignition key, the engine began to turn over and then the starter solenoid clicked for a few seconds and then nothing from the engine.  How could the battery be dead...
Old computer DVDs.  Fort Wayne Computer Repair

Old computer DVDs. Fort Wayne Computer Repair

I’m writing about my many DVD and CD disks I have in my computer office.  They are hardly used any more due to the internet and USB thumb drives. In the past they were heavily used to archive my business data, hold computer utilities and install hardware drivers...

Your Windows 10 doesn’t start correctly.

A service call last week involved an older Dell computer with startup issues.  My client didn’t give me much background on the issue so i did the best i could on limited information.  I had problems getting the monitor powered on but figured it out after five...

Is the printer worth repairing? Fort Wayne computer repair

My computer clients have me work on all kinds of equipment and some of them are printers.  Last month I was working on a tablet service call and they also asked me to look at their printer.  It was an inkjet printer from one of the major brands.  I could send a job to...
Continuing education for myself

Continuing education for myself

One way I attempt to stay up on computer technology is subscribing to various digests through email.  Some of the newsletters are from TechRepublic, AskWoody Tech, and PCWorld.  When I find one I want to keep permanently, it gets saved as a PDF and I save it on my...
Do I need to carry a DVD/CD reader?

Do I need to carry a DVD/CD reader?

Ten years ago I used DVDs and CDs in my computer business often. I installed programs from them, carried my software utilities on them and saved data to them for clients. Nowadays, I hardly use them at all for clients, but i still carry a USB DVD reader in my...
“My Facebook is asking for a code again!”

“My Facebook is asking for a code again!”

One of my computer clients has been writing a daily blog for many years.  They post it to Facebook around midnight and it has around 1000 followers.  Last year Facebook increased his security requirements and occasionally wants proof it’s really them.  Facebook...
Apple MacBook screen desktops

Apple MacBook screen desktops

I’ve been spending time last week at my own Apple OS X training event. I got two library books on Apple computers and read some of them. Using my MacBook Air laptop, I discovered how to access Apple desktops. This is where you can have more than one workspace on...
I’m getting sick of hearing about AI

I’m getting sick of hearing about AI

I stay up on my industry the best I can with reading articles and listening to podcasts.  My favorite type of articles deal with the nuts and bolts of computer repair and related issues. I don’t care about predictions, personnel or things which are forced on...

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