Gadget Grave — Computer Repair

Computer Repair

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Computer problems can be super frustrating. Even if your computer is under warranty it can seem like the manufacturer is only interested in selling you something else like an extended service plan etc... We technicians have been in the computer repair business for 20+ years and we know what your going through as we have had to repair our own from time to time. The answers to problems are not always simple and sometimes a simple issue can require multiple troubleshooting techniques to resolve. There are an infinite amount of problems out there that can keep you from getting school, work...

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The 5 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses

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Could your computer already be infected? In 2014 cybercrime has caused a great amount of cyber-security incidents. Two Anti-Virus Companies have put together estimates that lose billions each year! Symantec estimated that cybercrime victims worldwide lose around $360 billion each year, and a McAfee study has put cybercrime profits at $933 billion a year. It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 computer viruses in circulation and 148,000 computers infected daily. Here are some of the viruses you should be especially wary of. Zeroaccess This is known as the max++ and Sirefef, this is a rootkit that is responsible for numerous botnets that spread throughout...

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Is Your Laptop Worth Fixing?

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There are not many cases in which a laptop simply cannot be repaired; but numerous cases where it is simply not economically justifiable to do so. Age is a major determining factor, as well as what the actual problem is and what the computer is used for. If the computer has sentimental value then a board replacement might be warranted even if the repair is more costly than a replacement. For the average everyday computers though there is a pretty clear line that we draw as technicians to save you money. We evaluate each repair with the same techniques to...

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Free Programs That Actually Speed Up Your Computer

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You’ve seen the commercial on TV announcing with great urgency that your computers speed issues are due to thousands of errors in your computers software that need fixing. Consequently enough the software advertised is capable of removing all these errors and speeding your computer up “like it was new again”. What was so good about our computer when it was new, why do they get slower over time, and is there anything I can do to stop it?   The (sort of) great thing about your computer when its new from the factory is that it seems quick, responsive and...

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Toolbars, Extensions and Plugins

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The three main contributors to a browser being slow are listed above. Most of the time when a customer brings in a malware infection, its because one of the three have been downloaded and have malware attached. A good rule of thumb for the internet is if it seems too good to be true, it definitely is. Let’s say you found a link to that media you’ve been wanting to watch for awhile, only problem is you don’t have the correct plugin to watch it. This is a red flag, if you’ve already had your computer sometime and not had...

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Where to get a new Phone?

We have the largest selection of new, used, and refurbished phones, computers, and tablets in Arkansas. Gadget Grave has replacement Verizon, AT&T, and Unlocked smartphones. Your old gadgets are often worth money, and we accept trade-ins - so bring in your old phones, tablets, and computers.

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