PC Repairs in Ottawa

Is your PC grinding to a halt? Does your computer take forever to start or are advertisement windows popping up unexpectedly? Or is your keyboard or screen broken? We can help get your computer running in top shape at affordable rates and with a fast turnaround.

We can take care of any PC computer repair

PC Hard Drive Upgrade & Replacement

A hard drive is the component that stores data files in Mac and Windows computers. This means all your music, video, software, documents and photos. Many experts take the stance that a hard drive will inevitably fail at some point in time. We always recommend having at least one back up copy of your data. Signs to Look for If You Suspect a Failing Hard Drive:

  • Unusual sounds coming from the drive
  • Frequent disk errors and data starts to disappear
  • Computer is not able to recognize the hard drive
  • Computer crashes and freezing
  • Abnormally slow access, and read/write times

Our team of experienced techs and systems admins can recommend sound back up or data storage solution for your individual computer or business network. Most hard drive replacements take 1-3 business days.

PC Diagnostic Services

Computer not working properly? Let a trained Wireless Rev Tech diagnose the problem. Our diagnostic service will get to the bottom of what is causing the problem or problems. This service tests all hardware and software on your computer to determine what the underlying cause is. Our technicians will provide you with an explanation of what the problem is and what is needed to fix it so you can make an informed decision. The most labor intensive tech service is the one that might help your ailing PC the most. It’s the Diagnostic, and this service is the first and often most important step toward fixing whatever’s making your computer ill. The diagnostic is just one of dozens of recovery services offered in-store at Wireless Rev.

PC Virus & Spyware Removal

How do you know whether your PC has an active spyware infestation? Slower-than-normal performance is the most common symptom people report, but such behavior can also be due to any number of factors unrelated to spyware, such as running too many applications with too little system memory, having a full or very fragmented hard drive, or running buggy software that fails to free up the memory it uses after you close the application. Your first task is to determine whether you have a spyware-related problem or just a slow machine. Download the latest versions of these tools:

  • Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool. This program is updated monthly, so always download the latest version before you use it.
  • Microsoft’s Windows Defender. Windows Vista has Defender built-in, but if you suspect that you have spyware on your PC, update the program so it can find the newest bad stuff.
  • Avira Antivir PersonalEdition Classic, a free antivirus program–if you don’t already have up-to-date antivirus software.

PC LCD Screen Repairs

Taking your laptop on the go means you might hit some bumps along the way. And even if you baby your machine, screen issues can pop up over time. PC LCDs can regularly incur damage, such as cracks, dead pixels or other distortions. If your computer’s display is need of repair, trust the trained PC technicians at Wireless Rev to replace your LCD. You’ll have your laptop looking like new in no time.

How to fix an LCD screen? Method 3 Replacing the Backlight

  • Disconnect the power source. Unplug the monitor or remove the battery from the laptop.
  • Open up the monitor. Unscrew the plastic case at each corner. …
  • Locate the backlight. …
  • Purchase exact replacements at an electronics store. …
  • Remove old lights and insert new ones. …
  • Try additional repairs.

PC Memory Upgrades & Replacement

One of the easiest ways to boost performance for an older PC is to add memory to the system. But before you go to get that memory upgrade, be sure to gather information about your computer to ensure you get the right memory for your system. It is also useful to know how much would be beneficial without overspending and getting too much.

Questions to ask yourself are: 

  • How Much Memory Do I Have?
  • How Much Do I Need?
  • What Type Does Your Computer Support?

There are many, many cases where a computer that’s “moving slow” or running “so crash-y” can work perfectly fine again with a boost in its available RAM, or memory. Because, honestly, the processor requirements for your average non-gaming app don’t change that much from year to year, but the number of apps folks tend to have open scales up as new stuff comes out. Gina showed us how crucial the difference between 1 GB, 2 GB, and 3 GB was in a MacBook, and it’s a good explanation of why RAM helps so much.

PC Water Damage Repair Diagnostic

Is your PC Repair acting strangely after exposure to liquid? If so, our PC Repair water damage repair diagnostic is what you need! Trained Wireless Rev technicians will carefully examine your PC Repair and check to see if corrosion has formed anywhere on the device. Once your PC Repair has been fully diagnosed, a technician will contact you with an update and a repair quote. Our diagnostic exams are always free, so if you choose not to proceed beyond the diagnostic, or your device is not repairable, you will not be charged.

Fast and Affordable Water Damage PC Repairs by Expert Technicians

  • Over 90% Success Rate
  • 1-3 Day Turnaround Diagnostic
  • Friendly and affordable
  • Fast turnaround
  • Expert service

Our turnaround for a water damaged PC repair diagnostic is 1-3 business days. Our clients love this service, it has definitely helped many of them when they were in a pinch. See what they are saying! What about your data? Your data in almost every case will be safe. In most cases, the data is retrievable for liquid damage incidents. So if you have failed to complete a recent back up of your hard drive and you spilled liquid on your computer, we can help!

PC Battery Replacement

If your PC displays errors about the clock or CMOS when starting the PC, the CMOS battery on the motherboard probably needs to be replaced. Desktop PCs use a battery to keep time when the they are off, much like a watch. Like a watch, the battery needs to be replaced when it runs low on power. Replace the battery using the steps below. The most important thing to remember when replacing a CMOS battery is static electricity kills computers. There is electrical potential in nearly everything, including your body. The amount of discharge it takes to kill sensitive electronics is way less than you’ll ever feel so you can “zap” the components on the board without knowing it until you try to start it up.

PC Clean Up

Many of us think that when a computer starts performing poorly then it’s time to buy a new computer. Does your desktop or laptop often hang on the hourglass for several minutes at a time? Is it slow to load files or applications, and does it take a long time to boot?

Here are some tips to help you optimize your PC for faster performance.

  • Try the Performance troubleshooter.
  • Delete programs you never use.
  • Limit how many programs run at startup.
  • Clean up your hard disk.
  • Run fewer programs at the same time.
  • Turn off visual effects.
  • Restart regularly.
  • Change the size of virtual memory.

Even if you’re extremely careful about how you use your computer and never download questionable material, over time it is inevitable that your system will accumulate unwanted registry entries, errors, clutter and debris. It’s important to clean your computer up and get it running faster again.

PC Glass Repair

This repair service will completely replace the outer glass on the screen of your PC. Please note that this service does not include an LCD, so if the picture on your PC is damaged or distorted check out our PC LCD screen replacement service.

How do you repair a cracked screen?
Our Screen Repair service will replace the broken screen on your laptop and have it back to you in no time!

How do I know if I need to replace my screen?
If you have a broken screen, it’s more than likely that you’ll know it. If your screen appears to be cracked or malfunctioning in some way, we should be able to take one look at it and tell you what the problem is.

How long can I expect this to take?
We stock all common screen models, which is about 80% of the laptop screen market! Because laptop manufacturers don’t typically make their own screens, laptop screens are often very common across different brands of laptops. This means we don’t necessarily stock by specific laptop model, we stock them by the type of screen.