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(0800 349 669) 
160b Selwyn St, Christchurch

Don't Bath and Charge

Don't Bath and Charge

Surprisingly, but sadly, 8 Russians have died this year from electrocution due to using a cell phone in the bath while it was charging.

The latest was Evgenia Shulyatyeva, a 26-year-old accountant whose phone slipped from her grasp, entered the water and the full voltage of the mains power killed her instantly.

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So You Wanna Go Viral?

So You Wanna Go Viral?

Think again. Levi Hawken, most commonly known as the "nek minnit" guy would suggest that kind of fame isn't great. He and his mate made a video for a joke and it was pretty funny. A lot of people got on their computers and watched it. But, as Levi says, they not only laughed at the joke but at Levi too thinking he was a poor, stupid crack-head or something. Actually he has a medical condition which is why he has that look and the character he put on was just that...a silly impersonation.

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Windows 7 Expiring

Windows 7 Expiring

Here's a sneak preview of our latest ALERT email which comes out soon. Lucky you :)

Hi,

If you have Windows 7 it's time to strongly consider upgrading before it becomes a security risk.

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Horrible Computer Repair

Horrible Computer Repair

One of our clients brought in a computer that was not starting up. We looked at the laptop and discovered that it was overheating and shutting down. It's a design feature of most computers that if something goes wrong which causes the CPU to overheat the computer will shut down and protect itself from continued damage. But this was weird.

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Computer Repairs

Computer Repairs

Computer repairs are really important to us here at Computer Help NZ. It's what we do. But we want to do more than simply repair a computer, whether it's a laptop, desktop, Apple or PC, we want to fix it in a way that is fast and friendly.

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iTunes is Ending

iTunes is Ending

Apple has officially decided to end their iTunes music service. They are going to break up the computer desktop service and offer three separate apps for music, television and podcasts. A bit annoying really. But then when something is working well, I don't like change.

One of the biggest questions that iTunes users have is what will happen to existing music and podcasts on your computer or laptop.

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Defragging is a waste of time

Many years ago when hard drives were very small a drive would get defragmented - but the last drive we saw that needed defragging was over 15 years ago.

 

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Macbook Keyboard Issues

Macbook Keyboard Issues

"This keyboard has to be one of the biggest design screw ups in Apple history. Everyone who buys a MacBook depends upon the keyboard and this keyboard is undependable." - Jon Gruber, Tech Guru

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Good news...No More Non-Urgent

Good news...No More Non-Urgent

As of May 1st Computer Help no longer offers our long-standing non-urgent service. This service meant we would start your computer repair within a few days or if we had some spare time and as a result of this lower quality service we'd offer a 25% discount on the labour. Lower. Quality. Service.

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