First of all, thank you for supporting your local businesses
MSelectrical started in 1993 as TV Repair and sale of second hand TVs and video-recorders, Electrical accessories
We also used to repair the old Analogue Sky Receivers at the time.
We already started to get involved [as a business] with computers, although we have always been in computing since 1975/76 starting with the Sir Clive Sinclair's Spectrum, Commodore 128 and we slowly progressed around 1980s through Windows DOS 3.1 and upgrades, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 ... Even tough we did a course on RPGII and Cobol programming in the 80s + Data Transmission [for the Airport of Fiumicino in Rome - Italy - FCO] and in Basic Programming for printing purposes, we slowly started to use Microsoft DBase within Windows DOS environment for managing databases for AGIP ENI SNAM Group Tele-Faults [faults in the GAS line Electronics systems via computer] The first time we lost data in our Established since 1993/94 Langley Park shop [ AAAGH! ] was tremendously frightening, but reading, learning and with trial and [no] errors, we managed to Recover them. We understood then, there must be many in the same situation, since Computing started coming to the masses from around 1984/85.
It prompted us to add Data Recovery and Erasure as Part of our business and it usually requires from 3 hours up to 5 days and rarely even longer.
We do have a good rate of saving data, about 90% and the 10% is mostly because either customers tried to recover data and inadvertently wrote 'on it' or the hardware was mechanically/electrically faulty and a Company Specialised on opening Hard Drives in a Dust-Free environment was required - a VERY expensive business with very expensive BILLS!
We are talking from £. 100 to £. 500
So 90% rate is actually 99% rate if device is not dead or customer did not try to do something about it and 1% failure if HDD is faulty.
When you call to MSelectrical for your Computer Problems, you do not get your typical IT guy, but something more - when needed.
You get a fully qualified Electronics Technician [we also do repair Samsung and SONY LCD tvs - not Plasma and not the actual LCD screen] - but part of business might be phased out.
Knowing electronics, helps us in 'certain cases' to actually understand the Electronics at component level - often is to costly.
Having stated the above, we cannot repair all device and we will let you know at the counter 'if' we can have a look at your device.
We do carry out basic repairs on defective motherboards and we are gearing ourself up to do Re-flowing/Re-balling/Replacing of GPUs, etc.
We also carry out Repairs on Mobile Phones and we also replace LCD Screen on most Devices/Gadgets/Tablets/Laptops/Apple Devices, etc.
We carry out Repairs on PCBs/Circuitry at Microscopic level when needed and when is possible or cost effective:
- Charging Socket repair on almost all devices - mainly dependent on spares availability - cost effectivity
- Charging Socket repair on Apple Devices including iPad iPhone and iPod
- Other services are available for Apple devices, etc.
- more to come - we are gearing up
All components are 'properly' handled STATIC FREE - where needed, which means we do have Static [earthed] workshop tables and all PCBs are kept in a anti static bags - this includes all Hard Drives too.
ALL repairs we do and that need it, will have a PAT following current Health and Safety Law.
This includes GHD Straightener Repairs from 3.1 to 5 - we do not repair version 6, because at present it has been engineered in a way that is not cost effective to repair - so, KEEP the GHD 5 and OLDER models.
We can get most spare parts and they can last many years and save you a lot of money!
we are not GODS and we do not pat our hands on our chest [Gorilla style].
We are human beings doing an 'honest' job and we strive to be professional at any time.
Thank you for shopping locally - let's keep our business, OUR business i.e.,
A 'manual' Microsoft operative system - no Windows were present until Windows 95 was born - not even double-glazing!
All command line work at the time, which is NOW pretty useful for solving our customers computer software problems.
Search internet for DOS to learn more about it and possibly start from Wikipedia