tips & tricks

How To Stay Safe From The Ransomware Virus

Ransomware – as the name suggests – can get into your computer from clicking on an email like “Australia Post Delivery Failure – Click for new delivery,” “NSW Police Infringement notice – click here to view the photo,” “TAX Office Refund – click here to view tax receipt,” or any email promising or saying something that you are not expecting or did not request.

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.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

Hard Drives ready for Testing

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.

Why do computers slow down?

Bruce Smail Port Macquarie using Computers

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.

Windows Product Lifecycle – End of Life Support Dates

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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.

Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You

Computer Meme - Why slow

Now. Here’s a few memes created to teach you a lesson.

Computer Induced Medical Problems & How to Avoid Them

It’s now common knowledge that posture and ergonomics are a very important part of avoiding RSI and other computer-use related injuries but after a chance search I found out there is a lot more we need to be wary of.

5 Smart Steps to Avoid Computer Corrosion

5 Smart Steps To Avoid Computer Corrosion

Whether you prefer a laptop or a desktop your PC is affected by its environment. While overly dry conditions can cause static electricity in your computer’s components, excessively humid conditions can cause faster corrosion and internal damage.

PC Pitstop Computer Manual & Service Planner :: Making IT Easy for YOU


We are so excited to finally have our PC Pitstop Computer Manual & Service Planner in store for everyone who receives any service from PC Pitstop! So many of you have been wanting something like this and it will definately make life easier for a lot of businesses and families!

Why You Would Need a Data Transfer or Recovery?

faulty 3.5" Mechanical Hard Drive with data being recovered with PC-3000 Data Recovery System

PC Pitstop can transfer your data (documents, pictures, music) but not programs (software, downloads, etc). Your original installation media is required to install programs on another computer. PC Pitstop, by law, cannot install counterfeit software.

PC Pitstop Specialty Lessons

PC Pitstop Specialty Lessons

Stop banging your head on the desk trying to figure that pesky computer problem and ask for a Specialty Lesson from your PC Pitstop Trained Technician.

Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

We try to SPEEK NO GEEK but if your PC Pitstop Trained Technician uses language you don’t quite understand, just ask him to explain the lingo and he’ll happily talk you through it!