Dell Inspiron 530 Wireless Network Repair

May 7, 2009

The problem: Customer installed wireless network card not detecting networks. Should be working fine as a few months ago I had removed this card from the machine and installed it in another machine from the same house (apparently the kids needed to move the computers around) Everything looks fine from the outside: Before even thinking about [...]


Protect your computer using Deep Freeze

April 30, 2009

I often have people ask me about specific problems that their computers are having such as an application that won’t open, programs freezing or websites not loading properly, among other things. The thing about our standard Windows-based home PC’s is that they aren’t very “robust”. Over time, after enough little doodads and applications are installed, [...]


Mitre Saw Brush Replacement

April 27, 2009

I recently inherited a sliding mitre saw that needed a bit of work. The motor would no longer turn, alternating between doing nothing and arcing and sparking from the end of the motor when the trigger was pulled. The first thing to look at with any motorized tool in this case are the brushes. Simply [...]