Thursday, May 10, 2012

Psinergy TechNews & Specials for May


We offer affordable and honest computer repair services including: Virus Removal, Data Recovery, Corruption Repair, Laptop Repairs, Screen Repair, DC Power Jack Repair, Computer Tune-ups and much more.
Phone/Text: (612) 234-7237

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Tech Tip #17
Custom Install Options

Pay close attention when installing programs. Uncheck the boxes that install the additional bloatware that you don't want.
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Tech Tips:

We have recently started posting Tech Tips to our blog. These are basic computer tips that are normally pretty easy to implement and can greatly improve your computing experience.

Some of these tips are a little more indepth, so we have added a new service for our Tech Tips and if you would like assistance with any of them, please call us at 612-234-7237Phone support Quick Tip Fixes/Help solutions are $19.95 per issue/per machine.




"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."

~Emo Philips

May 2012 Tech News & Specials

from 
 Psinergy Techwarrior St. Paul



In this issue:
  • Article: Surge Protection & Power Strips
  • Tech Tip #17: Custom Install Options
  • ~33% off: Computer Tune-up/System Optimization & Cleaning (onsite)
  • What is a... Back Door?
  • $10 Referral Credit
  • Going Local - Some of our Favorite LOCAL Businesses



The Ins and Outs of Power Strips, Battery Backups and Surge Protectors

by André Thomas

With Spring storms upon us, strong electrical activity and wind bringing down power lines become a very real danger for computers. One aspect of nearly all technology is that it requires a power source; for most of us that means plugging in to an outlet with power provided by the electric company. Electricity is notoriously problematic with brown-outs, black-outs, surges, spikes, and plain old fluctuations. All of these can cause problems for your technology and especially your computers.
Surges, spikes and fluctuations can damage sensitive components such as processors, RAM, hard drives, monitors and video cards. Repeated fluctuations can actually "fry" your computer. The most instantaneous cause of electrical damage is a lightning strike which can destroy entire systems in a flash. Brown-outs and Black-Outs describe actual power interruptions or dips in power which cause additional wear and tear on the computer, and can additionally damage data stored on a hard drive and possibly even damage components.
Protection comes in many forms with varying effectiveness. While none of these are perfect, they can help protect your investment and your data.
Computer Tune-up and Cleaning

Computer Tune-Up & Cleaning

We are frequently asked how often to clean a computerOne pretty simple answer is approximately one week after you change your thermostat between Cool and Heat. When we switch systems, a lot of dust is pushed out of the duct work and settles everywhere.
  • Optimize the performance of the programs & hardware of your system,
  • Check for latest Service Packs, Critical and Important updates that would help with system performance and safety,
  • Clean dust, hair, etc from inside of the computer,
  • See the full list of tasks for the Tune-up Service

Get this onsite service for only $99 (Normally $149) when you schedule by Thursday, May17th, 2012. Use Promo Code "MayFlowers" when scheduling to get the discount.
Back Door Open

What is a Back Door?

A Back Door is way for an outside source to access your computer, normally caused by a trojan, virus, or bot. This type of malware is particularly problematic as it hides itself quite well, and leaves you open for additional infections. Any back door is a serious security compromise.
To repair this, we would use our standard Virus, Malware, and Spyware removal service.

Our Fav's

Here are some of our favorite Local Businesses
(all of these business are independantly owned, etc)
Referral Credits

Referral Credits

For every client you refer to the tech side of our business, automatically receive $10 towards your next service! The information is put into the system, so the next time you have service with us, any unused credits will automatically be deducted to decrease your bill :)
How awesome is that!

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~unknown




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