HEAT WAVE! Hot weather can stress your older PC or laptop: Avoid expensive damage with a simple cooling system tuneup!

There’s nothing like a few days in the high 80’s or 90’s to put your computer or laptop’s cooling system to the test.  Of course if you have good air conditioning, this all may go unnoticed, but for those who don’t, or if you use your laptop on the road, outdoors, or in public places like classrooms, buses, or subways, rising temperatures outside means rising temperatures inside your computer that could become so critical your system shuts itself down to prevent damage.

How does cooling work in the PC?

Stickynote computer service can help with overheating computers or laptops

Some companies have developed laptop cooling devices that are like a tray that goes under your laptop and has fans that blow up into the laptop chassis. If you are having heat problems this can help but don't skip on blowing out or vacuuming the system's cooling vents!

Your computer’s processor (CPU) generates enough heat in a tiny space, that left uncooled, it would cook itself to death in a matter of minutes,  To counteract this, system designers have come up with a variety of schemes to draw heat away from the CPU thus ensuring that it is sufficiently cooled to operate reliably.  Most CPUs are air-cooled by the combination of a heat-sink (a heat-conductive metal structure designed to draw heat away from the surface of the cpu chip) and a fan that pushes air through the heat sink structure and exhausts the air along with excess heat out through vents in the computer chassis. You can usually locate these exhaust vents on a laptop just by moving your hand around the back and sides of the unit until you feel a gentle rush of warm air exiting the case.  In most cases, there are sensors that measure the temperature of the CPU and cause the cooling fan to run faster when the chip gets hotter, and slower when the chip gets cooler.  The purpose of this fan speed regulation is to balance the cooling needs of the CPU with the aesthetic need for the computer to run quietly and not be a noisy intrusion in the room.

A COMMON SYMPTOM: NOISY FAN

Understanding how cooling works, it’s easy to see how the first sign of a cooling problem is usually that the cooling fan suddenly becomes very loud, and remains on and running at high speed for prolonged periods of time.  This is a dead giveaway that your computer is fighting to stay cool, and in most cases, is losing the battle!

I once had a customer who told me her computer sounded like an airplane trying to take off.  While we had a good laugh over her description, it was no joke when I opened the tower and found the cooling system so clogged up with pet hair and dust that it was a wonder any air was passing through it at all!

In this case, the cause of cooling failure is usually blockage of the air vents or the “fins” on the heat sink where the fan is trying to push air through.  This is remedied by using a vacuum or compressed air (or both!) to clean out the vents, the area around the heat sink and fan, as well as any cowling that may be in place to direct airflow.  This can get very messy and is generally recommended to be performed outdoors so you don’t end up blowing all that accumulated dust and stuff into your indoor breathing space.

What if your PC abruptly shuts down before it even finishes booting up?

If your computer abruptly shuts down without warning during or just after startup, there's a good possibility your cooling system has failed and your CPU is overheating.

I have observed, particularly in older desktop PCs (windows xp vintage), that sometimes plastic clips used to join the heat sink to the CPU surface can become brittle and break causing the heat sink to “pop” off of the CPU.  In this case you may get the high-speed fan sound, but more importantly, the PC may freeze up and become completely unresponsive or more commonly, it may abruptly shut down within 30 seconds to a minute of being started. If this happens, don’t keep trying to start it!  More than a few times starting without the heat sink attached and the CPU will cook itself leaving you with little choice except to go shopping for a new computer.

What if your fan isn’t noisy but you get a warning message indicating an overheat situation, or your pc shuts down abruptly without warning?

It’s not always the case that cooling problems are indicated by a noisy fan.  In fact, a cooling problem could also be indicated by a suddenly quiet fan that used to be noisy or an least noticeably running.  In this case, your fan may have failed and is either barely turning, or has stopped altogether.  In this case, the computer may issue an error messsage, but is more likely to just abruptly shut down without warning after a few minutes of operation.  In this case, the fan usually needs to be replaced.

One time, I was called in to a local dry cleaner to investigate why their computer kept shutting itself down.  When I got there, I found a portable tabletop fan pointing straight into the back of the computer and running at full speed.  The manager said this was the only way he could get it to run without shutting down.  Not surprisingly, when I opened the unit up I found it so packed with lint, there was no airflow at all from the built in fans.  That customer is now on a regular regimen of quarterly cleaning to avoid the inevitable lint buildup.

 

Other signs that a cooling problem may be looming on the horizon…

Groaning – If your computer is making what is described by many customers as a “Groaning” sound, this usually indicates the bearings are wearing out on the cpu or graphics cooling fan.  Replace the fan now because if you just ignore it, rest assured, when the groaning stops, so will your computer!

Pets – If you have pets (including birds), particularly breeds that shed a lot, expect your cooling vents to get plugged up quickly.  Plan on a vacuuming/blowout at least annually, more often if you notice a marked increase in fan speed/noise.

Dusty House – If you’re like me and live in an older or antique house, you know that it’s a constant battle to stay ahead of the pervasive dust that seems to be shed endlessly by horsehair plaster.  Thanks to its constant airflow, your computer’s cooling system is like a magnet to plaster dust and should be blown out at least annually, more often if you notice increased fan activity or are undergoing home renovations that generate inordinate amounts of dust.

In conclusion…

I’ve given you a few different computer overheating scenarios, some that are easy to remedy, and some that may require professional help.  The most common failure, the clogging of vents and heat sink with dust, lint, or pet hair, is forunately also the easiest to tackle on your own if you’re a do-it-yourselfer.  Go to Staples and buy a couple cans of compressed air and use it to blow dust, hair, and other obstructions from your computer’s vents and fans. But don’t forget, do it outdoors unless you relish the thought of breathing in a dust cloud!!!

Try my addiction. It will change the way you see the world!

I have a confession to make.  I am an addict.

scallop shell on beach

This close-up was taken with the camera nearly on the sand and only about an inch from the shell

What started as a young child’s fascination, marveling at larger-than-life photos of ants blown up to monster size in the pages of Encyclopedia Britannica, transformed to full-blown addiction in the mid 70’s when I discovered how to shoot close-up with a super-eight movie camera borrowed from my high-school’s AV department. Back then, close-up photography with a still camera required special lenses and complicated manual camera settings and you’d have to be somewhat of a photo geek to pull it off. However, all that changed with the advent of the highly automated digital camera, and suffice it to say, my addiction has been fueled in recent years thanks to the ease with which such photos can now be squeezed off in rapid succession.

This morning glory "heavenly blue" appears to be lit from within. This was shot about an inch from the flower.

Today’s breed of digital camera, and even some cell-phone cameras now feature fully automated close-up or ‘macro’ modes that make it simple to do and with spectacular results that will have you enjoying your own addiction in no time!  Most digital cameras support a mode of close-up shooting called “macro” mode.  This is typically chosen from a menu or directly selected via a button on the camera and is almost universally indicated by a tulip symbol.

 

This diminutive mushroom was captured larger-than-life in Mansfield's Great Woods by lying on the ground alongside a moss-covered log - well worth the effort.

Now if you have tried selecting macro mode on your camera but found that it won’t focus, it’s probably because you’re shooting your subject from too far away. On most cameras, when macro mode is selected, you need to get your camera lens down close to your subject, usually as close as a couple inches or less from your subject.  Okay, so what does this mean? For me it means a lot of crouching and laying on my belly to get ultimate shots of moss or mushrooms or other miniscule wonders of nature. You can start however by shooting flowers or other objects closer to eye level.  Some cameras are totally automated and will handle everything when macro mode is selected. Some, however, are not so user friendly and will let you choose conflicting settings that give you frustratingly fuzzy results.  Here are a few guidelines to help get you on your way towards being a full-blown addict yourself:

This picture demonstrates the power of macro photography. In the top image, a small pebble can be seen inside the red box. Below is the same pebble shot from about a half-inch from the lens.

– When shooting in macro mode. make sure your camera’s zoom is set to the ‘W’ or ‘wide angle’ setting.  Zooming in while in  macro mode will just confuse many cameras and render out-of-focus results.

– Plan on getting your lens close to your subject. As close as an inch or less. Better cameras will shoot distances to a fraction of an inch. You can experiment with your own camera by placing a penny on your dining table and moving the camera closer and farther away (within inches though) and observing when it will focus and when it will not.

– Don’t expect your flash to be useful for lighting your close-ups because in most cases, your subject will  be so close it will be in the shadow of the lens.

– The effects of movement are greatly exaggerated when shooting close up. Use a tripod or monopod where practical to steady your hand. Trying to shoot a butterfly or bee on a flower? Unless you have a high-end camera, save it for a windless day. Shooting objects up close when the wind is moving them generally will give disappointing results.

– And finally, keep an open mind about your subject. The thing that makes macro photography so fascinating is not necessarily what you expect to capture, it’s the unexpected surprise that gives you that “wow!” photo you may have never thought you could shoot.

Now go find that tulip symbol on your camera and get out there and shoot something amazing!  And if you become addicted?? Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Shooting in macro mode offers unparalleled detail rarely observed by the naked eye. This squirrels stash features marble-sized acorns in crisp detail.

P.S.  To truly appreciate the detail in these images, click them to enlarge!

 

 

 

Computer Geeks vs. Band Geeks: Stickynote Tech Services to Raise Cash in Support of Music Programs at Mansfield Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Computer Geeks vs. Band Geeks: Stickynote Tech Services to Raise Cash in Support of Music Programs at Mansfield Schools

May 1, 2012, Mansfield, MA – Andy Trask, Owner of Stickynote Tech Services (www.stickypc.com) announced today, plans to donate a portion of 2012 service revenue, as well as voluntary donations from customers, to the Mansfield Band Parents Association in support of the Mansfield Public Schools award-winning Music Programs.

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Battery (drumline) from Mansfield Indoor Marching Percussion competing in 2012 NESBA season opener at Dartmouth High School

Andy Trask knows what it’s like to be called a geek. After all, with more than ten years experience making house calls to perform computer repair services, and as the owner of Mansfield-based Stickynote Tech Services, he proudly refers to himself as a Computer Geek in his advertising, on his facebook page, and in person. But long before he became known as a computer geek, and long before the status of “geek” was elevated to a badge of honor worn by the technological elite, it was his passion for playing trombone in the Cohasset High School band that first earned him the title of Geek.

“Back in the seventies, being called a geek wasn’t exactly a compliment. It was pretty much a slur reserved for the musicians and the brainiacs,” says Andy, “the good news however, is that those days are over, and today, being a geek is really pretty cool.”

concert percussion performance

Mansfield High School concert percussion group competes in NESBA season opener at Dartmouth High School. This group eventually went on to take the silver medal at the 2012 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.

In recent years, Andy the Band Geek turned Computer Geek has turned Band Geek once again, volunteering to play trombone with the Mansfield High School Jazz Band alongside his sons Justin (trumpet) and James (trombone), and as a Band Parent, helping out as a volunteer with other music programs including the 2012 World Championship silver medalist Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble.

“I see what these kids can do, and I see how many of them apply to, and get accepted into, prestigious schools like Berklee College of Music, and I can’t help but feel a certain pride in the quality of the Mansfield Schools music programs,” Andy states, “and as a 25+ year resident of Mansfield, I know every year it’s a budget crisis of one sort or another that threatens to shrink or kill music programs in our schools, so I was looking for ways besides volunteerism, to help make sure that the Mansfield schools music programs remain a force to be reckoned with. My ‘Aha!’ moment came when I realized I could have my family-owned business not only contribute directly, but also act as a conduit for customers to contribute to help fund those programs through the Mansfield Band Parents Association.”

Marching Band trumpet feature during halftime show
MHS Marching Band performing at                   night football game

 Starting May 1st, 2012, and continuing through to December 31st, 2012, Stickynote Tech Services will donate 1% of all collected service revenue to the Mansfield Band Parents Association. In addition, with each billing, Stickynote customers will have the option of adding a voluntary contribution to their bill, 100% of which will be passed through to the Mansfield Band Parents Association to support music in Mansfield Schools.

How will donations work? Customers can have their donations added directly to their bill. But you don’t need to be a Stickynote customer to donate! Anyone who would like to donate is welcome to do so at http://www.stickypc.com/donate.html where they can securely donate any amount to help with this great cause.

About Stickynote Tech Services

Based in Mansfield Massachusetts, Stickynote Tech Services is a local provider of in-home computer installation, recovery, and repair services, wired and wireless network installation and troubleshooting services, and general personal technology services to individuals, families, and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts including the south shore, Cape Cod, south coast, greater Taunton area, greater Attleboro area, lower Route 128, and lower Route 495.

About the Mansfield Band Parents Association

The MBPA exists to support the music and color guard programs in Mansfield Public Schools by raising funds and providing as much help as is needed for these extraordinarily successful programs to continue.  Mansfield school music programs that receive assistance from the MBPA include the Jordan/Jackson elementary school band, the Qualters middle school bands and percussion ensemble, the Mansfield High School competitive Winter Guard, and the High School Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and competitive Percussion Ensembles including the 2012 World Championship Silver Medalist concert percussion ensemble.

Contact:
Andy Trask, Owner
Stickynote Tech Services
(508) 369-9077
info@stickypc.com
Http://www.stickypc.com
Laura Dunn, President
Mansfield Band Parents Association, Inc.
mansfieldbandparents@gmail.com
http://www.mansfieldbandparents.org

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Stickynote! Tech Services - not just for computers. We fix doorbells too!

Doorbell don't dingdong? Add it to your Sticky-do list!

Did you know?  In addition to computers, home networks, and Home entertainment systems, Stickynote also specializes in curing some of the oldest technology in your home.  We fix doorbells!  Buzzer won’t buzz? Doorbell don’t dingdong?  Add that to your sticky-do list and we’ll tackle that along with all the other little annoyances your technology has to offer :)

Under $20, Under 20 minutes: How to hook up your home stereo to free the music that’s trapped inside your PC

Bose 301 speakers circa 1985. Beautiful sound for modern music!

These Bose 301s mounted to the wall in my living room were purchased in 1985 and still sound better than some of todays most elaborate and expensive computer surround sound speaker systems.

This is the sort of stuff that, as a geek, I take for granted, but always seems to amaze my non-geek friends when they’re over the house for a party or a barbeque. The stuff I’m talking about is breaking free of the cheesy speakers that came with the computer, or worse yet, that are built into your laptop computer, and instead, playing the music from your computer through the superior sound quality of your home stereo system.

Of course there are all sorts of expensive high-tech and wireless networking devices that will do this for you, but that’s not what this article is about.  This artiicle is about how to play the music from your PC or laptop with the full glorious sound quality of your home stereo system, for under $20, and be set up to do it in less than twenty minutes!

stereo mini to rca mini y adapter is plugged into the computer end of the deal and enables the rca connectionsd that are standard input on most stereo equipment

Stereo-mini male to RCA female is one of two cables needed for this connection.

There are a couple basic audio cables that you’ll need in order to make the connection.  The first is the cable that plugs into the headphone or sound output jack of your laptop or pc, and splits that signal into left and right channel for connection to your stereo.  This cable is often what’s referred to as a Y-adapter and on the computer end, has a male  “stereo mini” plug (also referred to as a 1/8″ or 3.5mm plug, you can see how it can become confusing if you’re not used to the terminology!). The other end contains a pair of female  “rca” connectors, usually color coded red and white for right channel and left channel respectively.

RCA female connectors

Make sure your Y-adapter has RCA female connectors to mate up to the RCA stereo male/male cable.

Your cost: The Stereo-mini to RCA Y-adapter can be found online for around $3.  When ordering online, save yourself the aggravation and double-check to be sure what you’re ordering has RCA female ends!

 

The RCA stereo cable has two connectors at each end, White for left channel and red for right.

The RCA-stereo male/male cable will go from your computer to your stereo so make sure you buy one that's long enough!

The second cable you’ll need is a simple rca-stereo male to male.  This is the cable that will plug into the rca-female end of the Y-adapter at the computer end, and extend to plug into your stereo amp or receiver. Because the Y-adapter is usually very short, you will want to buy your RCA-stereo cable in an adequate length to get you from the computer to the stereo receiver or amp with enough extra to let you hide it if so desired under carpet, or along baseboard heaters.  I actually drilled holes in my floors and cabinets big enough to feed the rca cable through so I could drop it into the basement and bring it back up to the amp through the cabinet.  Another solution of course if you have the space for it, is to have the computer or laptop that houses your music mounted near the stereo itself, just as you would with a CD player or other device.

Your cost:  The cost of your RCA stereo male/male cable will depend on the length required to get from your computer to your stereo system. You can get a 15′ cable online for around $8.00

Let’s make the connections:

First, plug one end of the RCA-stereo cable into the RCA female ends of the Y-adapter, matching up red to red and white to white.

a laptop computer set up as the sound source for my home stereo system.

The laptop computer I use as my "tune server" has a headphone jack on the side, shown here with the stereo-mini y-adapter plugged in.

On the computer end, plug the stereo-mini plug into the headphone jack or audio-out port of your computer.

  • Laptop, Netbook, or tablet computer – Plug into the headphone jack.  This port is usually color-coded black and is typically marked with an embossed or silk-screened headphone image.
  • Desktop computer – Plug into the audio-out port on the back of the tower. Desktop computers sometimes have a headphone jack right on the CD drive. This may or may not work depending on your hardware configuration. The most reliable approach is to plug into the audio output of your computer’s sound card.  This is generally found on the back of the tower, and is usually color-coded green (it’s the port your computer speakers are usually plugged into).

An aside about old laptops:  I find most folks have an old laptop or two kicking around the house.  If this is the case, why not hog it out, reload the operating system, and make it a dedicated music server?  Provided the hard drive is of adequate size (40 gb or better will nicely handle the average music library), this can be a convenient way to get the music connection going without having to constantly be plugging in and unplugging the laptop you use on a day-to-day basis.

This receiver has a variety of available inputs that can be used to hook up sound from the computer. Shown here, the RCA stereo cable is connected to the TAPE/DAT IN

On the stereo end, plug in to any of the following inputs that may be available: AUX, CD, TAPE IN, or VIDEO IN, again matching red to red and white to white (note: do not plug the feed from your computer into the “PHONO” input on your amp, phono inputs are different than aux, cd, video, or tape inputs and are not designed to handle the voltage that comes from your computer’s headphone or audio out jack and can be damaged if so connected).

Fire it up and enjoy the tunes!

Once you’ve made the connections, launch your preferred media player on the computer and adjust to about mid volume.  On your stereo amp or receiver, use the input selector to select the input that matches the input connector you plugged the RCA cable into (note that if you plugged into a TAPE IN port, there may be a separate switch or button on your amp called TAPE MON or TAPE MONITOR that needs to be enabled in order to hear your music.

old Realistic brand audio receiver by Radio Shack is one of many old-school bits and pieces of audio equipment around my house that indicates my fascination with electronics long before computers found their way home from work.

As a long-time geek going back prior to the introduction of the home computer, I have an accumulation of old stereo equipment that I love listening to including this 1970's vintage Radio Shack receiver model that is on the other end of the cable from my laptop computer.

A note about sound quality: Depending on how powerful the audio signal is that comes from your computer, you may find that you are over-driving the input on the stereo.  If this is the case, the music may sound fuzzy or distorted, or the amp may cut out due to an overload condition.  If this occurs, turn the volume on your computer lower until things sound normal and then use the volume control of your stereo amp or receiver to adjust volume higher.

Andy Trask |  in-home computer and technology serviceThis article was written by Andy Trask, Owner, and Chief Customer Caregiver at Stickynote! Tech Services.  Based in Mansfield Massachusetts, Stickynote! Tech Services is a local provider of in-home personal technology  services to individuals, families, and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts including the south shore, Cape Cod, south coast, greater Taunton area, greater Attleboro area, lower Route 128, and lower Route 495 up to the Franklin / Bellingham area. Need help? Call Stickynote today to experience world-class service!

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SOLVED! Windows Live Mail could not be started. … Windows Live Mail (0x80041161)

When you start Windows Live Mail, you may get an error message that reads: Windows Live Mail could not be started, It may not be installed correctly. Make sure that your disk is not full or that you are not out of memory. (0×80041161)

picture of windows live mail error 0×80041161

It looks bad but Don't Panic!

If you are getting this message, Don’t Panic!  It does not mean all your emails and contacts are lost (phew!).  Below are instructions for how to solve this Windows Live Mail error and get your email back up and running normally in just minutes.

SOLVED: Windows Live Mail could not be started, It may not be installed correctly. Make sure that your disk is not full or that you are not out of memory. (0×80041161)

1. Click the start button (the round windows logo in lower left corner of screen)

computer repair doesn't always mean broken computers. Sometimes you need help with your email or internet connection.

We haven't decided yet, what to do when it rains...

2. In the search bar at the bottom of the start menu type just the word SERVICES and then hit the enter key on your keyboard. This will open the Component Services window.

Note: Depending on your account rights a small box may pop up first asking you to give administrative permission to proceed with this action. If it does, you must click the choice that gives permission.

3.  In the Component Services window, at the bottom of the left-hand column, click “Services” and a long list of services will appear in the middle column.  Scroll down this list of services until you find “Windows Live ID sign-in assistant.” Double-click the windows live id sign-in assistant service and it will open (refer to image below)

repairing windows live mail error caused by disabled service

Windows Live ID sign-in assistant service

4.  In the  “Startup type” field,  if you see “Disabled” or “Manual”, click on that field and choose “Automatic”

5.  Click the Apply button then click OK and also close the Component Services window.

Once you’ve done this, your Windows Live Mail problem should be fixed. So let’s go ahead and start up Windows Live Mail.  Welcome Back and congratulations! You fixed it yourself with a little help from Stickynote Tech Services!

 

 

 

 

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Stickynote! Tech Services is pleased to announce a special offer in effect through tax day (April 15th).  For any appointments scheduled before 4/15/2012, we will waive the travel fee.  Travel fees vary by town so your savings willl vary depending on what town you’re in.  Click here for a listing of towns serviced by Stickynote, and associated travel fees. Contact us today to schedule a convenient appointment and take advantage of the savings!

What sets Stickynote apart from the competition??

Original rainbow photo by stickynote owner and Chief Customer Caregiver, Andy Trask.
                  Be unique.

Today I was asked:  What makes you different from your competitors?

What a great question! Every business owner should know the answer to this question, and in a field like mine that’s full-to-bursting with every flavor of competitor from the megalithic corporations like Best Buy / Geek Squad, Staples / Easytech, to hometown techs, geeks, nerds, and consultants galore, answering and answering well, is kind of a put-up-or-shut-up moment don’t you think?

What I found as I carefully thought my way through the answer is that this is not just a question of who’s better or why.  It’s a declaration of our identity and a statement that defines our niche in the market.  So without further ado:

What sets Stickynote! Tech Services apart from our competitors:

What a long strange trip it’s been! In 1982, Stickynote! Tech Service’s owner and Chief Customer Caregiver, Andy Trask, joined the Personal Computer revolution, accepting a ground floor position at Canton-based IBM PC clone reseller, Leading Edge Hardware Products.  However, his knack for explaining technical things to non-technical people soon landed him a promotion into the telephone tech support group and the rest, as they say, is history.  Andy has had thirty years experience manning and managing quality and tech support functions in the personal computer industry of which the last eleven years have been spent performing in-home mobile geek services for residential and small business customers.

As a middle-aged baby boomer, Andy offers a maturity and perspective that his fellow boomers and similarly more mature customers can appreciate.  Let’s face it; unlike our kids (or our kid’s kids as the case may be), we did not grow up with computers in the home or at school.  It’s all still pretty new and a bit nerve-wracking for a lot of us, and knowing that the person coming into your home to help you is “one of us,” is reassuring, like the old-time doctor who made house calls.

We specialize in taking care of everything from the smallest glitches and simplest questions to the biggest crashes and most complex headaches, and we do it with no pressure, no judging, and no techno-babble. If you feel nervous or embarrassed, like you should know more about computers, don’t worry, you’re not alone, we hear that from customers like you every day and it’s okay, we’re here to help.

– Andy

LAPTOP COOLER – Not What I Meant: Stickynote! Gallery of Technowisdom

laptop coolers are popular with high-powered laptop computers that generate a lot of heat.

Techno-wisdom photo courtesy of Stickynote! Tech Services, Stickypc.com.

Feel free to borrow, share, copy, distribute, lol at, or even roflmao!

Stickynote! Tech Services provides friendly, expert, in-home service at reasonable rates to families, individuals, and small businesses in southeastern massachusetts. Services include computer and device installation, computer repair, computer troubleshooting, home networking, wireless or “wifi” networking, network and telephone wiring, Internet and Email set up, configuration and troubleshooting. Home entertainment troubleshooting and connections.  In fact, just about anything related to computers and high-tech is fair game, so if you have a high-tech headache try Stickynote! Tech Services for quick relief!

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