Workshop Repairs & Healthchecks
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Workshop Repairs & Healthchecks
Behind the scenes your IT hardware and software is constantly working hard to provide you with a means to operate and run your business. With fast paced innovation, constant program updates, introduction of latest “versions” your operating systems and software are constantly challenged to continue to work effectively and in harmony.
When things break we don’t have a “No” box on our job sheet – so whatever the problem, we can usually find a solution, whether it simply requires a few clicks or a more in-depth investigation.
Diagnoses and repair processes can take time and we don’t cut corners, we find this to be counterproductive to your ability to go and efficiently get on with your business. If new parts require ordering this can take a little time. Our technicians will keep you informed of the issues found and expected repair time frames and costs.
“Prevention and protection is better than cure” which is why many businesses use alphatech’s ongoing support package and “health check service” to reduce the likelihood of a fault.
Why you might need IT?
It is inevitable, however careful you are with your technology hardware and software it can and does fail… leaving you stressed and frustrated and many times unable to run your business or parts of your service. Sometimes the issues are quickly fixed and at other times we face more complexed and time-consuming repairs. Whatever the issue we do our very best to ensure your problem is resolved with the least disruption and damage to your business. Some of the most common repairs we deal with are:
Sometimes, no matter how cautious you are, a virus can infect your computer and the security software is unable to remove it automatically. This can cause many problems including your computer crashing, freezing screens, your computer going slow, damage to your files and data and ultimately data protection breaches of your company and customers sensitive information.
This can leave you feeling frustrated, stressed and unable to get on with your business along with the fear that your systems are not safe and secure.
Please contact alphatech on 01642 309 767 to arrange to have your computer assessed and we will advise the best course of action. alphatech’s technicians can work to remove all traces of any virus infecting your machine.
Also to find out how you can prevent viruses, see our antivirus products and request our guide to practise scanning hardware. We can keep you systems and information secure so you can feel safe your IT support is working for you at all times.
IT equipment can fail because of software and hardware failure, either problem can make the PC or Server unreliable or in some cases unusable.
Bring your PC or laptop to alphatech for repair and we will guarantee that all work undertaken, and any parts used are of the highest possible standard.
We know your computer is often critical to running your business, so we strive to have your hardware repaired and back with you as soon as possible. Sometimes we need order and take delivery of replacement parts. We will constantly keep you up to date with progress of your repair.
We will always advise on the best outcome for your business as we understand sometimes there is a fine line between spending on a repair v replacing with new. We will always endeavour to advise on the best outcome for your personal situation.
For server repairs we always try to resolve the issue through remote access diagnostics. Failure to do this will result in the need to undertake a site visit.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01642 309 767 should you have any hardware problems that you know require repair. We are here to help.
You know your computer has a serious problem, and importantly you have data on it you want to retrieve but can’t. An OS (Operating System) reload is necessary when a PC or laptop is no longer functioning as it should, and a regular Health Check has been unable to rectify the problem.
In some cases, we can back-up or data recover any important files first, but this is not always possible.
An OS reload is when the computer is completely wiped and returned to factory standard settings. This can save you having to incur the costs of buying a new machine.
An OS Reload takes place in the workshop. Please give us a call on 01642 309 767 if you have a computer you would like us to take a look at for you.
Software conflicts can happen when a multitude of programmes are operating on the same computer or networking system. They can create a number of problems including programmes not running or crashing and your computer becoming slow. This can cause you frustration and stress, lose you business when you can’t carry out essential IT functions in a quick and easy fashion.
This problem can occur on installation of new programmes or can be caused simply by one of the many regular programme updates going on behind the scenes.
When this happens the conflict needs to be identified and our technicians then problem solve the issue on your behalf. This can include liaising with different software providers to understand how and why the conflict has been created.
We can usually detect the problem by accessing your computer remotely (with your permission), or by a technician visiting your site.
Many businesses just ‘put up’ with computers ‘going slow’ and ‘crashing’, you don’t have to as we are here to help resolve the problem. Please give us a call on 01642 309 767 to discuss your issue.
When you switch your computer on and you suddenly can’t access documents and programs it can leave you feeling devastated. It can result in loss of critical information to be able to operate your business.
Important data can be lost through user error, for example deleting the wrong file, a file becomes corrupt or equipment failure, for example the Hard Drive becoming inoperable, or sometimes because of software corruption.
This data can sometimes be recovered, minimising any losses. Depending on the severity and cause of the loss, alphatech can recover some data in our workshops. For more severe loss or damage we can help arrange for recovery by specialist centres on your behalf.
We can usually identify from talking to you if we can repair the data internally or need to send to our specialist centre.
For any data recovery query, we would recommend you call us on 01642 309 767 or if local, drop in and talk to us. The more information you can offer the better, for example how the damage came about, names of files you need recovering, where they are stored.
Please don’t attempt to try and repair yourself or take advice from someone who isn’t qualified to advise, as you can cause more damage and potentially have less chance of recovering the data and incur more cost. Don’t take chances if your data is that important.
If you have lost data and would like to know how you can protect yourself in the future, we have lots of options we can help with from cloud solutions to advice on storing data. There is more information on the website or please just give us a call or send us an e-mail. Have peace of mind that we’ve got you covered.
A healthcheck involves carrying out a package of procedures to ensure your computer remains in good condition and is performing to the best of its ability.
Over time a computer’s performance may start to decline, take longer to boot up and operate. This can be caused by out-of-date software or a build-up of temporary files and unused programs.
Many businesses are hampered because they don’t address these small but frustrating ‘niggles’. We have all been on the end of a call when an operator has said “sorry the computer is running a bit slow today I’m just waiting for your record to open”. We lose vital business hours waiting for IT every day and its surprising how much stress can result from not being able to ‘just get on’.
If this sounds like your situation and computer or laptop we can help improve its performance by carrying out a ‘healthcheck’ test and cleanse procedures. This will ensure your computer remains in good condition and performs to the best of its ability for as long as possible.
Unlike many other IT support services our health checks include as a matter of course, where we can bring your software up to date to the latest version numbers.
A healthcheck will require time in the workshop. Please contact alphatech to arrange a suitable appointment on 01642 309 767.
What are the benefits of IT?
How do I get IT?
At alphatech we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a supportive and friendly service. So, if you have an IT repair or just want a chat about how our support services can help your business please don’t be nervous about picking up the phone… just give us a call on 01642 309 767 or drop us a quick email. We won’t force you to visit the website to log a “ticket” or send a message that will be “responded to in 24hrs!”. We understand how frustrating and critical IT problems can be for businesses and being able to speak to somebody straight away is what most people want. At alphatech this is what we do.