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Vlad Tabaranu

Vlad Tabaranu - Dr IT Services - Computer Repair, Laptop Repair & Data Recovery

Welcome! I’m Vlad Tabaranu, an accomplished computer and laptop repair engineer hailing from Iasi, Romania. With over 20 years of full-time experience in the IT sector since April 2000, I have honed my skills in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of IT hardware, including laptops, printers, routers, and network equipment.

My approach to repair work is not just about fixing the issue at hand but about digging deep to identify the root cause and providing the most effective and cost-efficient solutions.

In 2010, I expanded my repertoire to include full SEO & website design services. I have been successful in combining my creative ideas with my vast experience in search technologies to consistently deliver measurable results for my customers.

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My education in Medical Bioengineering from the esteemed ‘Gr.T.Popa’ Medicine and Pharmacy University, Iasi, between 2005 – 2009, has provided me with a unique perspective on problem-solving and technological innovation.

My commitment to delivering top-quality IT services has not gone unnoticed. Since 2018, I’ve been ranked among the top 3 computer repair services in Birmingham. My efforts have been recognized through prestigious awards such as the Corporate LiveWire’s Birmingham Prestige Awards 2019 for Best in Independent Computer Repair Services and the Central England Prestige Awards 2021/2022 for Computer Repair Service of the Year.

As I look forward, my mission is to continue offering top-tier repair and SEO services. I am driven by the belief that no challenge is too big or too complex, and with every resolved issue or successful SEO campaign, I aim to exceed my customers’ expectations.

In a world increasingly reliant on technology, I am here to ensure your devices and digital presence are optimized, so you can focus on what you do best.

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My Services

Each day brings a new set of technological challenges, and I am here to deliver solutions. Whether you’re dealing with a sluggish computer, need assistance in setting up a new PC, dealing with a pesky virus, or grappling with a complex IT problem, my services are at your disposal.

My local services include:

  • New PC Installation / Setup
  • Virus & Malware Removal
  • Email Troubleshooting & Setup
  • Internet & Web Browser Repair
  • Broadband Internet & Router Setup
  • WiFi Range Issues
  • Software Installation
  • Windows Reinstall / Refresh
  • Slow Computer Cleanup
  • Printer Installation / Troubleshooting
  • Laptop Screen Replacement
  • Laptop Keyboard Repair
  • Backup Advice & Solutions
  • Solid State Drive (SSD) Upgrades
  • Data Recovery
  • Laptop Battery Replacement
  • Laptop Charging Problems
  • PC & Laptop Upgrades & Advice

In addition to these, I also offer specialized services for both PCs and Macs, all makes and models. This includes operating system upgrades and repairs, adware and spyware removal, and solutions for the dreaded ‘blue screen of death’. I can replace motherboards, repair internet connections, address screen issues, recover lost or damaged data, and repair DC jacks.

Commitment to Satisfaction

I strongly believe that customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of any successful business. I am committed to providing the best, most affordable, and professional computer repair and laptop repair services in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. I am geared to handle all computer hardware and software problems, whether you’re a home or business user, offering personalized service to meet your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Dr IT Services provide?

I provide a wide range of services including computer repair, laptop repair, and data recovery. I aim to solve your tech problems efficiently and effectively.

How long have you been providing these services?

I, Vlad Tabaranu, have been providing these services since 2000. With over two decades of experience, I have the expertise to handle a wide range of tech issues.

What types of computers can you repair?

I can repair a wide range of computers, from desktops to laptops, and across different operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

What does your laptop repair service include?

My laptop repair services cover everything from hardware issues like broken screens or faulty keyboards, to software issues such as virus removal, system upgrades, and much more.

What should I do if I’ve lost my data?

If you’ve lost your data, don’t panic. I offer professional data recovery services and will do my utmost to recover your lost files.

How successful is your data recovery service?

While no data recovery can be guaranteed 100%, my extensive experience and the advanced tools I use give me a high success rate.

Are your services available in all of Birmingham?

Yes, I offer my computer and laptop repair services across the entire Birmingham region.

How long does a typical repair take?

The duration of a repair can vary depending on the issue. However, I always aim to provide a fast and efficient service.

Do you provide any guarantees on your repairs?

Yes, I stand behind the quality of my work and offer a guarantee on all of my repair services.

How can I contact Dr IT Services for a repair?

You can contact me by phone or email, or visit my shop in Birmingham. I’ll be more than happy to assist you with your tech issues.

How much does it cost to repair your PC?

The cost varies depending on the problem and the service provider. On average, in the UK, it might cost around £50-£150.

Is it worth repairing a 10-year-old PC?

It depends on the cost of the repair and the performance of the PC. If the repair cost is high and the PC is significantly slower than newer models, it might be more cost-effective to replace it.

What is the average life of a PC?

The average lifespan of a PC tends to be around 5-7 years. However, with regular maintenance and upgrades, some can last for 10 years or more.

Is it cheaper to upgrade an old PC or buy a new one?

This depends on the upgrades needed. For minor upgrades like adding RAM or a new hard drive, it may be cheaper to upgrade. However, for significant upgrades like a new processor or motherboard, it might be more cost-effective to buy a new PC.

Can a PC last 12 years?

Yes, with proper maintenance and occasional upgrades, a PC can last 12 years or more. However, it might not be able to run newer software and applications that require more advanced hardware.

What is the lifespan of a motherboard?

A motherboard could last for 10 years or more with proper care. However, they can fail earlier due to factors like power surges, dust buildup, or manufacturing defects.

What is the average life of TVs?

On average, TVs can last between 5-10 years or more based on the usage and technology. Some higher-end models may last even longer.

How long does a PC take to repair?

The repair time can vary widely depending on the problem. Some repairs might be done in a few hours, while others could take several days.

How much does a motherboard repair cost?

The cost of a motherboard repair can vary widely. If the motherboard needs to be replaced, it can be quite costly, often making it more cost-effective to buy a new PC.

How much does it cost to fix a slow computer?

The cost can vary depending on the cause of the slowness. If it’s due to software issues, it might be relatively inexpensive. If it’s due to hardware issues, it might cost more.

How much does a hard drive repair cost?

Hard drive repair costs can vary widely, depending on the nature of the problem. If the hard drive needs to be replaced, the cost will include the price of the new hard drive and the labor to install it.

Can a computer last 20 years

While it’s technically possible for a laptop to last 20 years, it’s quite unlikely due to the rapid advancement of technology and potential wear and tear. The average lifespan of a laptop is usually around 3-5 years, although with proper maintenance and upgrades, it can last longer.

Can a 10-year-old computer run Windows 10?

Yes, a 10-year-old computer can run Windows 10, but it depends on the specific hardware of the computer. The minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 are a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit, 16 GB hard drive space for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS, and a DirectX 9 or later graphics card.

Can a laptop last 20 years?

While it’s technically possible for a laptop to last 20 years, it’s quite unlikely due to the rapid advancement of technology and potential wear and tear. The average lifespan of a laptop is usually around 3-5 years, although with proper maintenance and upgrades, it can last longer.

How do I bring my old laptop back to life?

To bring your old laptop back to life, you might want to consider upgrading the hardware (like RAM or storage), cleaning it physically and digitally (removing dust, unnecessary files, and malware), and reinstalling the operating system.

How much does PC repair cost UK?

The cost of PC repair in the UK can vary greatly depending on the nature of the problem, the cost of any necessary parts, and the rates of the service provider. On average, it could range from £50 to £150.

How much does a PC cost per hour UK?

I’m not sure what you mean by this. If you could provide more context, I would be able to give a more accurate answer.

How much does it cost to replace a hard drive UK?

The cost of a new hard drive in the UK can range from £30 to £100 depending on the capacity and type (HDD or SSD). The cost of professional installation can be an additional £50 to £100.

Will my PC break if it falls?

If a PC falls, there’s a high probability that it could be damaged. The extent of the damage would depend on the height of the fall and the surface it falls onto. Components like the hard drive, screen, and motherboard can be particularly vulnerable.

How do you tell if a PC is damaged?

Symptoms of a damaged PC can include not starting up, frequent crashes or blue screens, unusual noises, slow performance, and distorted graphics.

How much does it cost to fix a computer that doesn’t turn on?

The cost to repair a computer that doesn’t turn on can vary greatly depending on the cause. It might be a simple fix like replacing a power cable, or more complex and expensive like replacing the power supply or motherboard. It could range from £50 to over £200.

Is it OK to leave my PC on 24/7?

While it’s technically okay to leave your PC on 24/7, it can lead to increased electricity usage and potential wear on components. It’s generally recommended to put your PC in sleep mode or turn it off when not in use for extended periods.

How much does it cost to leave a PC on 24/7?

The cost of leaving a PC on 24/7 depends on the power consumption of the PC and the electricity rate. On average, it could cost around £100 to £200 per year in the UK.

What uses the most electricity in a home?

In most homes, the biggest electricity users are heating and cooling systems, water heaters, and large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines.

Can an old hard drive be repaired?

Yes, an old hard drive can often be repaired, although it depends on the nature of the problem. Some issues like bad sectors or a corrupted file system can be fixed with software, while others like mechanical failures might require professional data recovery services.

Are old hard drives worth keeping?

Old hard drives can be worth keeping for backup or archival purposes, or to recover old files. However, they should be properly maintained and stored to prevent data loss.

Is it expensive to fix a hard drive?

The cost to repair a hard drive can vary greatly depending on the nature of the problem and whether professional data recovery is needed. It can range from free (for software fixes) to several hundred pounds for professional recovery.

What to do before bringing PC to repair?

Before bringing your PC for repair, back up any important data, remove any sensitive information or passwords, and provide the repair shop with any necessary passwords to access the system.

Can computer repair shops steal your data without a password?

While it’s technically possible for a repair shop to access some data without a password, reputable repair shops should have policies in place to protect customer data. However, it’s always a good idea to remove any sensitive data before a repair.

Should I give the computer repair my password?

If the repair shop needs to access your system to perform the repair, you might need to provide your password. However, you should only do this if you trust the repair shop, and you should change your password before and after the repair.

Is it safe to take my computer to a repair shop?

It’s generally safe to take your computer to a reputable repair shop. However, you should always back up your data and remove any sensitive information before a repair.

Should I wipe my computer before repair?

If you’re concerned about privacy, it can be a good idea to wipe your computer or at least remove any sensitive data before a repair. However, make sure to back up any important data first, as wiping the computer will erase everything.

Can computer technicians see your history?

Technically, yes, computer technicians could access your browsing history if they needed to. However, reputable technicians should respect your privacy and not access personal data unless necessary for the repair.

Can a laptop repair steal your data?

While it’s technically possible for a dishonest repair person to steal data, reputable repair shops should have policies in place to prevent this. Always choose a trustworthy repair service, back up your data, and remove sensitive information before a repair.

Contact Information

Dr IT Services – Computer Repair, Laptop Repair & Data Recovery
Email: contact@dr-it.co.uk
Address: 415 Court Oak Rd, Harborne, Birmingham B32 2DX, UK
Hours: Wednesday to Friday (09:30 – 19:30), Saturday (10:00 – 17:00)
Phone: 07405 149750

10 key experiences and credentials that demonstrate my expertise

  1. Over 20 years of full-time computer and laptop repair engineer experience, starting in April 2000.
  2. Expertise in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of IT hardware, including laptops, printers, routers, WiFi, and network equipment.
  3. Expanded skill set in 2010 to include full SEO & website design services, combining creative ideas with vast experience in search technologies to deliver measurable results.
  4. Received education in Medical Bioengineering from the esteemed “Gr.T.Popa” Medicine and Pharmacy University, Iasi (2005 – 2009).
  5. Ranked among the top 3 computer repair services in Birmingham since 2018.
  6. Recipient of the Corporate LiveWire’s Birmingham Prestige Awards 2019 for Best in Independent Computer Repair Services.
  7. Awarded the Central England Prestige Awards 2021/2022 for Computer Repair Service of the Year.
  8. Has consistently helped customers enhance their digital presence and reach their online goals through effective SEO strategies.
  9. Known for providing the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to IT hardware issues.
  10. Committed to continuous learning and staying updated with the latest developments in the field of IT hardware and SEO.

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