New Location!

Posted by chris on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 9:52pm

The Computer Group has purchased Accurate Electronics and is now located across the street in the Accurate Electronics building at 2171 E Morgan Ave. Please use the Accurate Electronics entrance for all computer repairs. Our new hours are Monday - Friday 8AM to 6PM and we are now open on Saturdays 9AM to 1PM.

We hope you find the new location better, both for parking and for hours of availabity.

Chris Kirby
The Computer Group

Cold Weather and Laptop Screens

Posted by chris on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 4:28pm

We have had several customers bring in laptops in for repair over the past few months with damaged screens due to cold weather. Some of the customers said that they left their laptop in their vehicle overnight and the next morning their screen was damaged. As a precaution, please remember to bring your laptops inside and don't leave them in your vehicle in the cold.

Chris Kirby
The Computer Group

How do you like Windows 8?

Posted by chris on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:43pm

Windows 8With the recent release of Windows 8 on Oct 26, 2012, we are curious as to how you feel about it and the new "Metro" user interface. Please feel free to leave comments with your experience, both positive and negative.

Thank you!

Is your computer dusty?

Posted by chris on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:04pm

Heat is your computers worst enemy!

Dust and dirt can degrade the performance of your computer and possible shorten the life of it. Heat is the worst enemy of many critical components such as your hard drive and CPU. When your heatsinks and fans get clogged, the heat can no longer dissipate as it was designed to do by the computers cooling system.

Specials and Coupons Page Launched

Posted by chris on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 6:58pm

We created a new page on our website just for you! Starting now, you can visit our Specials and Coupons page to view our current sales and promotions. We will always have a computer repair coupon and a website coupon on this page for you to redeem. To redeem any coupon, simply print the page and bring it to us when you are ready to redeem. Please check back monthly.

$15 off Computer Repair

Posted by chris on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:13pm

Simply mention this blog post when you bring your computer in for repair until September 30, 2012 and receive $15 off your total bill!

New Invoicing System

Posted by chris on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:44am

We have switched our invoicing and billing system to a web-based system that allows you, the customer, to login to your account. Once you are logged in, you can see your invoice history, payment history, and pay invoices online. Your login and password will be emailed to you the next time we create an invoice for you. To learn more, or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Manufacturer Tech Support

Posted by chris on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 5:13pm

For easy reference, we added a Manufacturer Support page to our website. We hope you find this reference list helpful in finding the correct tech support phone numbers of common manufacturers.

iPhone and Android App Development

Posted by chris on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 5:47pm

iPhone and Android App DevelopmentWe are now offering iPhone and Android app development services for small businesses and organizations.

We can create a customized app for you and upload it to the iTunes Store and the Android Market.

Contact us today to talk about how your own app can benefit you

Drupal 7 - Administration Menu Module Installation

Posted by chris on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 9:18pm

Request a free computer repair estimate

Posted by chris on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 9:51pm

You can now use our website to request FREE estimates on your computer repairs. Simply fill out the form, submit, and we will promptly get back to you as soon as possible with a fair estimate on your computer repair. Click Here to request an estimate.

Drupal 7 - Simple inline CSS styling of the User Login Block

Posted by chris on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:49pm

A very simple way to make the login and password input boxes appear inline with "Username" and "Password" is to add the following line to the bottom of the CSS file in your theme:

#block-user-login label {display:inline;}

This ONE line of code take the standard Drupal login block that looks like this:

How to restore missing desktop icons and start menu items after malware/virus infection

Posted by chris on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 12:15pm

A common sympton of a malware infection is that all of your desktop icons are missing, and sometimes even the start menu items show "empty", instead of the shortcuts to the applications.

The first part to remedy this is to clear the computer of the infection. This is not a tutorial on how to remove malware as there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube and other places. However, this tutorial will show you how to recover your desktop icons and your start menu items.

Google Chrome released for Android 4.0

Posted by chris on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 5:02pm

Google released Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 devices today. This is a long awaited move by Google to finally get the Chrome browser on mobile devices.

However, Chrome Beta is currently only available for Android 4.0 and there is no support for Adobe Flash player.

For more information, you can read the Google blog post here:

Fine & Hatfield Website Launched!

Posted by chris on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 1:12pm

Today, we launched a new website for Fine & Hatfield law firm. It was a pleasure working with the people at Fine & Hatfield and we look forward to a continued business relationship.