A customer brought me an iPhone where the screen was being pushed away from the base and could not be put/forced back. The reason for this was that the battery had grown in thickness. Replacing the battery was not an option as the battery had caused the motherboard to bend and crack.
My shop is tiny and I need storage space. These cupboards have just been fitted along with extra shelving. I can now work on 8 laptops and 3 desktops at any one time. This reduces the time that you are without your computer.
Customer brought in a laptop that would not power up using the power cable. Once the laptop was taken to bits it was clear that one of the wires was not connected to the power socket.
A simple solder rectified the problem and the customer was charged just £20.
Laptop came in and would not close. this was caused by the laptop being dropped breaking part of the plastic case inside. The fix involved glue, a longer screw and the removal of the broken components from inside the case. The charge was just £20 to fix.
This is scare ware! It is trying to blackmail you for your money. You cannot do anything with your computer. Ctrl-Alt-Delete does not work. Safe mode does not help you. The only way that you can get rid of this is to pay the required amount which starts at £50. The computer will then be useable again…… for a few weeks and then it happens again.
I have now seen this three times and as part of a computer service it will be removed.