To my dismay, my computer refused to power up and I found that a fuse had blown in the plug. I replaced it but it blew again with a bang from the back of the tower unit. I had taken delivery from Evesham a couple of weeks under two years ago and when I rang they readily agreed to send out an engineer. He arrived on the next working day, replaced the power unit and a noisy fan and I was up and running again. This is, I think, exemporary service and worth a mention.
I had panicked a bit in case all my data and settings had been lost. This wasn't the case but it has made me think about some sort of external back-up facility. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced way of backing up the data outside the computer's hard drive?
if its any help i keep all my personel data on a maxter external drive.i also use norton ghost 9.0 to back up my drive to an an internal drive.this should ensure when that pear shape comes to visit my personell data is safe.
When I bought my Evesham just over 3 years ago, there was a lot of debate whether warranties were worthwhile as PC firms seem to go out of business regularly. I decided to pay for an extra 3rd year and have been repaid many times over.
Months before the warranty expired, I'd had a hard drive replaced. (CRT monitor as well but that was covered by the Mitshubishi 3 yr warranty)
Then a fan became really noisy, obviously about to fail, and the engineer replaced 2 fans as it was not obvious which one was the culprit. It ended up being the Motherboards north bridge fan but as they did not have stock of that, the motherboard was replaced together with a fan!!
So new fans all round, and a Motherboard with the latest BIOS, albeit one which is still in Beta release.