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Apple crumble. A1048 flavour

So, here at PC Doctor we have a whole lot of old skool kit kicking about, and with the demise of our not so trusty A1243 Apple keyboard (made with their modern throw away when broken ethics) we had to dig out an old donated A1048.

Nice piece of kit, but woefully dirty. A level 2 cleaning required !!



Off with the keys (for individual cleaning) and to see what lies beneath 😮

 No nice.

And so on with the cleaning


Here we go. All done…and hopefully disease free 😉

 Nice 🙂



Irn Bru Too!!

Coming to a workshop soon.

The almost finished next generation fully operational ‘Aye Mac’.

The much photographed original water cooled display is getting a little dated, UV has dulled its’ orangey goodness so we thought it was high time for a much needed update. This new iteration is water cooled with hard tubing,  custom reservoir , cabling and of course the obligatory RGB lighting.

Lovely !!

… and its’ darkside sibling.

Whoof, these high end gaming rigs are getting popular. Another Thermaltake ‘fridge’ but this time it’s black. Dual custom water cooled loops, all with hard tubing … smart.

A small adult can fit into one of these cases 😉

And in its fully kitted out state.

Soooo there we have it. If you have the space, money and inclination … PC Doctor has the know how.

Custom gaming build.

As you know, at PC Doctor we also upgrade PC’s, be it power wise or in this case a full cosmetic makeover.  We’re quite proud of this one. Fully controllable RGB lighting. full water cooling (including the crossfire (dual GPUs) ) with lots of hard tubing.

Just adding the right amount of colouring  here … 

So if you wanted a fully kitted out gaming PC or to beautify your existing rig, you know where to come 🙂

What lurks inside :o

Here’s some of your typical nightmares that we have have to deal with at PC Doctor.  We were expecting some kind of eight legged beast from the void in the first picture, thankfully none found. Bear in mind, we’ve seen just as bad looking Apple workstations too…G4 workstations absolutely caked.

Talking of caked, this PC was up and running when the builders were in (that was his excuse anyways). Perhaps a nice shiny new case with dust filters might have been a good idea. Maybe a nice spinky Corsair maybe 🙂

Soooooo.. maybe its time to crack that chassis open to check the horrors that lurk inside a PC …or maybe its time to upgrade to a lovely shiny new case.

Beige is back!!

Ok, not really, but retro computing has been on the rise for a number of years now and here at PC Doctor, we love these older classics. Some of these old beasts … Apple II’s, Apricots etc are fetching quite a price these days. They’re also a bit on the bulky side. So… how about a Lego version!!

In the workshop this week.

We are building a custom multimedia unit utilising the Silverstone GD09 case below. We are using pretty much the best quality fans to keep thing nice and quiet and a solid state hard drive

Once completed this could sit in anyone’s living room adjacent to their HIFI and look like part of their existing multimedia setup.

Overheating laptop Clogged fan:

A nice MSI gaming laptop came in on Monday and was constantly crashing when playing games. This is what your laptop CPU fan looks like after a few years of use ! Stripped down the fan, cleaned out the debris then lubricated the fan bearings. Reassembled then run loads of stress tests. Now working perfectly…job done.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Preview Build 15042:

Microsoft has officially released the second major update to Windows 10, Much like the Anniversary Update that came before it, the Creators edition has a few improvements, from better DPI scaling to new privacy settings.

The most notable additions are the Paint 3D modelling tool and Beam live streaming service for modelling or game streaming.

Windows 10 did already feature some creative tools, Paint and Audio Recorder, but that was the extent of the built-in options.

So there we go.