22 | 05 | 2017

HP DV6-6124ca fan

Today's task is the replacement of an HP DV6-6124ca fan
WP 000915

Watch U.S. Netflix, Hulu etc

Well Media Hint is now charging for their services so you can switch to Hola to watch the U.S version of Netflix https://hola.org/ Hola allows you to switch to different countries so you can watch the U.K version of Netflix too

Think your Mac is safe?

So you think that since you own a Mac that you are invulnerable. Not true. You are less likely to get hacked but just like Windows, Mac has security updates all the time. but Mac only supports their operating system for about 18 months instead of 10 years like Microsoft does.
With a Mac you need to make sure you purchase the new version of the OS in order to keep it secure.
Also, when you have an unsupported edition other things don’t get updated so you might not be able to browse the internet anymore for example.
The currently supported version is 10.9 aka known as Mavericks. I see that Mac has decided to give the Mavericks upgrade for free this time.

Your Data is important to us

At Med IT we always try to avoid wiping your hard drive but sometimes it is necessary.
Before we do this we back it up twice using 2 different techniques onto 2 different backup drives.
Does your tech do this? Your data is important to us.

Static discharge from a vacuum cleaner

This mornings infomercial was about not using a vacuum inside of your computer since static discharge can destroy it.
I then went on to talk about how I use a vacuum cleaner to clean computers.
WHAT? I have a special vacuum that looks like a toolbox which has conductive hoses and is grounded so that I don't get static buildup.

When shopping online make sure you are comparing the identical items (2)

I had a person on facebook mention that they were looking for a specific Intel Solid State Drive so I commented that they could get one at my store.
They came back and said that the same model was $30 more from my store than another one, so I looked into it and the one they were looking at was OEM. This stands for Original Equipment Manufacture,r whereas mine is the “retail” version.
If you go to the Intel website you will see that the “Retail one has a 5 year warranty, and the OEM has whatever the seller wants to put on it which could be nothing. Watch what you are shopping for and make sure that you are comparing identical items.

What did Med IT do this week?

What did Med IT do this week? Replaced the screen on an Ipod 4, fixed  the power button on an Iphone 4, fixed up some email issues with a windows phone and outlook.com, pickup a dead 2 year Dell machine, priced out a backup solution for a print shop, moved Outllook data to a new computer and looked at some odd file behaviour.
Remember that if it is a computer, installs on a computer, if it plugs into a computer or plugs into the thing that plugs into the computer Med IT can supply it, install it and maintain it. And if you want to buy it yourself then you can also shop online at the Med IT store. www.meditlondon.com

Quiz

Today is a pop quiz day for my sales staff. What? Thought you could just listen to my infomercials.

What 2 things has Med IT launched in the last 3 weeks. (Website and store)

Where can you endorse Med IT? – (on the new website) and Linkedin

Where can you find the new online store – (store link on the new website)

Where can you get extended life batteries with twice the regular capacity and a 3 year warranty? (Med IT)

Which company has stopped making personal printers? (Lexmark so don’t buy one)

And the bonus question. How old was the dead HP laptop drive? (5 months – so make sure you back up even if the drive is new)

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