Author Archives: Jose Barba

About Jose Barba

I work on pc computers, can fix laptops, have fixed iPhones, know how to flash, unlock, jailbreak, root Android devices but don't know jack about Linux or Macs.

Diagnose and Troubleshoot Your Laptop Computer!

We now have a free to use laptop troubleshooting guide that anyone can use to help them troubleshoot and diagnose their very own laptop.laptop_repair_troubleshooting_guide

There is still some work to be done  on it but it is pretty much complete and ready for use. This troubleshooter is not meant to teach you how to fix your own computer but it will help to give you an idea of what might be wrong with your computer that needs to be fixed.

You should ALWAYS consult with a professional before tinkering with anything on your laptop. Also, this laptop troubleshooting guide is only meant for laptop computers and it is not designed with desktop computers in mind. Lastly, remember that the troubleshooting guide will only help you diagnose physical/hardware problems with your laptop. It won’t really help you if your laptop is having software problems but you can still run some checks to see if it helps you figure out if your problem is a hardware problem rather than a software one. If you suspect you are having a software issue, why not try out the easy to use PCPhoenix software? It is easy to use and it will help you solve many common software problems that other programs out there just can’t seem to resolve.

If you are ready to begin to diagnose and troubleshooter your own laptop hardware, follow the link to continue:

Remember when RC seemed high tech? Well drones are definitely High Tech!

Sometimes, it seems to us, how come some technology such as drones didn’t already exist before. Well, drones are here and they are here to stay. Remember when RC (remote control) aircrafts seemed cool? Well drones are definitely much more cooler than their predecessors. Like “smart” phones, “smart” TVs, and even “smart” cars, Drones are “smart” RC aircraft’s.

We took the time to pick up a very popular brand name and model drone that we found for under $300 and decided to give it a spin. Just look at it go:

This is only the beginning as drones begin to go mainstream. While it is really neat what you can do with a drone…It’s hard to say where the technology is heading really. That’s the big question isn’t it? What exactly are you going to be able to do with such technology. Whatever the answer that is, here are FixLaptop, we are planning to stick with it wherever it goes. As such, we decided to begin selling Drone parts on our eBay store. We are currently selling AR Parrot Drone 2.0 Parts from a unit that we took apart ourselves. We will be expanding our selection of parts in the coming weeks and months so if you have a drone that needs a replacement part, visit our eBay store if you don’t already have us bookmarked that is 😛 .

That’s it for now…until next time 😉

Old Technology can be a gold-mine…

…if you know what to look for of course!

Sometimes it never ceases to amaze us how something that is considered ancient can still be worth of more value than the things considered modern. Today you can buy an i5 mobile processor for under $20, and yet at the same time, and old 66Mhz gaming computer from the 90’s can go for $100 bucks on eBay! We appreciate old technology just like any other geek and finding them can bring back those memories of the old archaic ways we used to do things with today’s technology that now we only take for granted. Does anybody still remember having to setup your sound card IRQ settings for those old DOS games we loved?

We at FixLaptop have a great eye for spotting old stuff that we know has value. Just a couple of days ago, we finished posting a set of PCI video cards which includes a very RARE video card called “StarFighter Real 3D” which did pretty well in terms of performance according to many reviews comparing to other competing cards at the time. starfigher real 3d pci

We are currently asking for $89.99 for the entire lot of cards but feel free to submit a best offer for us to consider…

Until next time!