Then you've come to the right place! Welcome to technicalbloke.com, my name is Roger Heathcote (BSc), General Technician and I can help you with all those things and more.
I have been providing patient, friendly on-site & off-site technical services to both individuals and businesses around North London since 2005. Whether you need your broken laptop screen replacing, advice on what to buy (and what not to!) or just a little help using Windows or OSX I'm just round the corner and available daytimes, evenings and weekends.
I can come to you (charged hourly), you can come to me (estimate/quote) or I can use remote control software to help you via the internet, whatever suits you best. I live at the Lloyd Park end of Walthamstow E17 5BW and I have no callout fee to addresses in the E17 area. All repair work is no-fix-no-fee and warrantied. I am a polite and friendly person and I am proud to serve all of London's many and varied communities. Here are some testimonials and here are my rates. Simply call 0208 806 5407 to make an appointment or scroll down to the bottom of this page to send me a message.
Computer stuff mostly but I'm a lifelong technology enthusiast so you can ask me about pretty much anything technical. If it uses electricity the chances are I can help and if I can't I can probably point you in the direction of someone who can. In addition to repairing Windows computers (and even Macs and Linux sometimes if you ask nice ;) I am also well versed in General IT, Networking, Programming, Web Design and Audio / Video technology so if you need a bit advice, consultancy or tutoring just ask. More details here.
My prices are way better than PC World's "TechGuys". Seriously it's not even funny: for most jobs my ON-SITE price is cheaper than their IN-STORE price. As an example of how expensive PC World are consider the following... I have never charged more than £150 (that price includes the parts!) to replace a cracked screen on a laptop PC whereas their £230 flat fee laptop repair service doesn't even cover broken screens! Don't even get me started on what they charge for parts or any of the horror stories :/
I'm also conspicuously better value than The Geek Squad who simply won't touch the vast majority of computer problems, prefering to cherry pick only the simplest and most lucrative jobs. If you look at their site you will notice only 3 of their 18 services are anything to do with fixing stuff. Their cash cow "product" is virus removal at £70 a pop which is £20 more expensive (and considerably less thorough) than my guaranteed virus removal service. Also worthy of note is their sublimely silly broadband troubleshooting by remote control service! Erm OK, sure you can do that Geek Squad, that makes perfect sense!
From time to time the local computer shops
might manage to match my prices however I'm confident none of them can beat the quality of service I provide. Also I've lost
count of the tales of woe people have told me about their local computer shops prior to meeting me so let me be
absolutely clear here...
I Roger Heathcote hereby pledge that...
I also offer some services (subject to availablity) that I'm fairly sure are unique, certainly in this area...