7 Jun
2016

Storm Tip #1

Welcome to the Florida Hurricane Season! Here is a tip to keep your computers, mobile devices and data safe as the storm season rolls through:
The single biggest threat to electronic devices in a storm is a power surge, of course, and so naturally the number one source of protection is a surge protector.

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But what a lot of folks don’t realize is that their 10-year-old power strip under the desk is probably no longer providing the protection that they think it is.
The component in a power strip that provides surge protection is called a Metal-Oxide Varistor, or MOV.

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What most folks don’t know is that these MOVs wear out over time, and even though the power strip still “works”, it is providing ZERO protection for any device plugged into it.
The solution for this is simple: Replace your surge protector strips every 2-3 years. They are fairly inexpensive and certainly cheaper than replacing a PC, TV, or other electronic device.
Keep watching our page in the coming weeks for other helpful hints to keep you and your PC safe during the storm season and as always, if you need help, we are only a phone call away!
Happy computing, all!

26 Nov
2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Administrative hours for Service & Scheduling :

Thursday November 28th – Sunday December 1st CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday

Normal business hours will resume Monday December 2nd at 8:30AM.

Please call 941.739.3600 for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Computer Doctors!

2 Aug
2013

Florida tax-free weekend

Just a note if you are in the market for a new computer, Florida’s tax-free weekend is happening today through Sunday, August 4th:

“Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less also will be tax-exempt, as well as computers and certain related accessories selling for $750 or less for this weekend only.” Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/08/02/4640648/floridas-tax-free-holiday-under.html#storylink=cpy )

After you have picked out your new computer, give us a call and we can help you install it, get your software configured and transfer your important files and pictures. You’ll be up and running in no time!
10 Jul
2013

Summer is here!

It’s time to check your equipment to make sure your computer is protected from these summer storms and power outages.

Check to see that you have battery backups and surge protectors installed to protect your equipment. Lightning strikes can cause damage to your computer, so be sure to have protection in place. In Florida, battery backups and surge protectors only last about three years – less if you have frequent outages and surges. If yours are older, they probably need to be replaced. Make sure your router and modem are plugged into these to help protect your equipment.

Have you backed up your files lately? Now is the perfect time to grab an external hard drive or a flash drive and save your important files, priceless photos and videos, and your music collection before it’s too late! Hard drive damage usually happens unexpectedly and at the worst times – Don’t procrastinate!

If you need recommendations on what equipment to buy or need help with the installation, please give us a call – we are always here to help you. Enjoy your summer!

Florida tax-free weekend

Just a note if you are in the market for a new computer, Florida’s tax-free weekend is happening today through Sunday, [&hellip

Summer is here!

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