True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

  We live in an age of the high-powered long-life battery-powered portable device. But it seems that the limitations of the nickel-based batteries that were prevalent in the early ’90s still apply to the more modern lithium ion and lithium polymer technologies we use today. Battery technology may not have changed much in the last couple…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

What does a hard drive do? Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos. Your programs, your preferences, your printers, your settings, even your…

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Why do computers slow down?

Why do computers slow down?

Why do computers slow down? A question that we get asked all the time here at PC Pitstop is why computers get slower over time. This can start to happen within a year after you get a new PC, but usually, it happens in just a few short months.   Since we all use our…

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Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

Courtesy of Microsoft Corp Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. End of Support End of Support refers to…

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PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

Just experienced a computer catastrophy and had your computer wiped and reinstalled?!            You may notice little things that are different to the way you have had them before – This is because Windows had learnt the way you did things and remembered these settings.      You may need to reinstall any…

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Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Your laptop battery charges whenever your computer is plugged into external power through an AC Adapter, an optional power adapter, or an optional docking device. The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off. However, charging may take longer if a battery is new,…

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Psst! PC Pitstop is Your One Stop Computer Shop in Port Macquarie

Psst! PC Pitstop is Your One Stop Computer Shop in Port Macquarie

Our Services RETAIL Business-to-Consumer o        Repairs & Maintenance o        Tuneup/Cleanup o        At your Premises Repairs and Support o        Virus Removal o        Data Transfer or Recovery o        New Computer Setup & Transfer o        Hardware Upgrades o        Custom Built Desktop Sales o        Dedicated Gaming Systems o        Ex-Lease Laptops & Desktops o        Wide Range of Parts & Peripherals…

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Get InStore to Collect Your Very Own Computer Manual & Service Planner

Get InStore to Collect Your Very Own Computer Manual & Service Planner

We wrote a user manual and service planner just for you….so come and get it! It’s packed full of how to hints and tips and details the best way for you to look after your desktop or laptop computer – at home or in your business. Everyone is loving them and we don’t want you…

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Now is the Time for Your Computer Tuneup @ PC Pitstop

Now is the Time for Your Computer Tuneup @ PC Pitstop

PC Pitstop repair computers of all makes and models – laptops, desktops, MACs and all your small devices. Get it done faster at PC Pitstop, simply call or pop in to your nearest store with your enquiries.  [TIME FOR A CHECKUP] Dust and debris in your computer can cause overheating…which can fry parts…which can result in…

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Vote PC Pitstop & Win $250!

Vote PC Pitstop & Win $250!

Do you love PC Pitstop?NSW Fair Trading’s popular I love my local business competition is back for 2014. In its work to promote a fair marketplace, Fair Trading recognises that the vast majority of local businesses do the right thing and play a critical role in the local community. That is why NSW consumers are being…

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We have a Winner! :: Give us Your Feedback & Win

We have a Winner! :: Give us Your Feedback & Win

A BIG congratulations to Donna Clarke for being the lucky winner of our latest customer feedback survey!! Donna will spend a lovely night without or with the kids at the observatory – Port Macquarie’s best address – all with chocolate and local wine on arrival. All customers have a chance to win! Simply complete the…

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Why Sometimes Upgrading Your Computer is the Cheaper Option

Why Sometimes Upgrading Your Computer is the Cheaper Option

This is such a great article from Smarter Business Ideas...had to share! If your computers are four or more years old they’re artefacts of earlier technology eras – and they could be costing you big time. Brought to you by Intel The computers you bought a few years ago were designed to meet the processing…

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