Los Angeles Computer Repair News

TSW and the dongle needs food

Eastern Car Care in East Los Angeles had a problem:  Their gas station management software just stopped opening.  Mysteriously they received a message that a file named NmMulti.inf was missing the same day.  It didnt take long to figure out that their parallel port was to blame and sure enough the dreaded (sometimes) yellow exclamation…
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Fix the motherboard heatsink with superglue

I opened the dead computer case today to find a motherboard heatsink clip had pulled loose from the motherboard.  I pushed the clips back in very deep and applied some very thin liquid superglue and let it dry for 10 minutes.  I then swabbed up the reminder of the glue to prevent any shorts since…
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Photoshop CS3 Software Issue Fixed

Today I visited SignZone in Los Angeles.  They have so many different machines...expensive printing machines.  Roland Plotter Cutter Model # CX-500 is a 48 inch machine!  SolJet Pro III XC-540 is a monster printer.  He even has a Royal Sovereign 54 inch color laminator.  Not to mention he has a CNC machine that cost 50,000 dollars.  To…
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OkiData 320 Turbo Printer was a pain

I made a visit to ProTech today on my day off.  What a waste of 2 hours.  I was defeated by a dot matrix printer and a Unix coded program called "ProIV".  This old billing program interfaces with the printer completely differently than I have ever seen in the past.  What a pain.  It seemed…
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Another day, another malware infection defeated

As this is my second blog, I have to wonder what my angle is.  I realize that there are millions of blogs so why would anybody read mine?  It isnt like it has the mass appeal of www.whatwhitepeoplelike.com but I am hoping that it may find it's way into the hearts of the common computer…
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What a day…PC Fixer fighting viruses in Los Angeles again

Hello all, this is Captain Robert of the SS PC Fixer.  Another day, another virus extinguished.  I cant help but feel that this will not be the last time.  There was trouble getting out the door and rescheduling for a client who I dont think remembered his appointment today.  Eventually I ended up at Mulholland…
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