It happens at the very worst of times.
You could be writing an essay, finishing the monthly accounts or even chatting to a far away friend on Skype when your computer throws a wobbly and stops working properly. It’s happened to all of us at one point or another.
For those of you who have watched the incredibly funny British comedy, The IT Crowd, you’ll know that a common piece of advice is “Have you tried turning it off and on again ?”. Unfortunately it’s rarely that simple. When computers go wrong they do it in style.
This happened to me a week ago. I was in the middle of preparing a series of articles for another blog when my Apple Macbook just stopped working, the screen went blank and it seemed that it was curtains. Worse still this was at 9.30pm on a Sunday night.
It’s really rare for an Apple Mac to have a problem. I’ve used Apple products for twenty years. This was the very first time that a Mac had stopped working on me. However I had to get my work finished so I was very frustrated at the time that it had happened.
I took a deep breath and went downstairs to make a coffee and started browsing on my iPhone for computer repair. Needless to say listing after listing was closed. There must be someone in Melbourne who can help me, this is a city of millions of people, yet computer repair companies all seemed to be closed. There must be more than one person after hours needing computer repair in Melbourne ?
I was just about to give up hope when I found Geeks Express. Visiting their website, the very first thing I read was 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Hallelujah.