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  1. The Technology Section
    My old laptop with my copy of MES on it, is playing up. When turned on, it just shows the windows screen (eventually), but nothing works. No amount of clicking, typing or pressing the Ctrl, alt, delete does Nada. Any ideas of how I can boot it up in a safe mode or something. Just need to get...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Car:- 2003 GTV JTS Hi guys, I know this has been asked before but all threads are fairly old! I am looking to buy a car diagnostic tool for Air Bag & Engine light on and intermittent ABS light, can anyone please point me in the right direction where to get reasonable price solution and is a...
  3. The Technology Section
    About a year ago I decided to treat myself to a laptop PC, both for when travelling and to use MultiECUscan on the car. The one I bought was a Toshiba L-50-C20G with Intel Core I3-5005 2.0Ghz Processor. Not an expensive laptop by any means, but I was expecting it to be fit for purpose. The...
  4. General Alfa Discussion
    As the title says I need help to instal multiecuscan on my laptop. I live near Northampton but willing to travel to your home or workplace. Also willing to pay for your services. Tried to instal myself following instructions but can't get it to work. I have all the hardware and software, but not...
  5. The Technology Section
    Like lease cars, laptops must be changed every 3 years. Current HP 2560P has been flawless. But time for a change. Which to get. Portability is the overriding requirement along with long battery life. Bigger screen though hmmm..? The runners are: Dell E7250 Ultrabook Dell E7450...
  6. The Technology Section
    Hi All I'm in the market for a new laptop, one capable of running modern games at decent speeds and resolutions (Fallout 4 is in the offing - must be able to run that :)). Ideally 15.6" screen, 8 gb ram or more and soemthing like a Nvidia gtx 970 or better. I'd like ssd or a hybrid for...
  7. The Technology Section
    My laptop... not that old, has decided to start running crazily hot. It occasionally shuts down because its got too hot. Generally my laptop is only running Chrome - with a few tabs open, usually a video. rarely have any other applications running, but if I do it will be itunes. I do use it...
  8. The Technology Section
    If you use a laptop for work, what do you lug it round in? I currently use an ordinary rucksack but I have other stuff in there too. What I'm looking for is some sort of purpose made rucksack. There are loads on amazon so I'm after suggestions.
  9. The Technology Section
    Really cheesed of today with this Tosh Sat. Been hours today frigging around with it, trying to sort it! Lost all of my bookmarks, and can't get into my E mail account! Pig :vomit: with the whole thing. :rant: Now I'm just wondering if it would be a cheap way out to get a Hudle...
  10. The Technology Section
    I'm trying various things myself, but might as well give you good chaps time to think while I'm doing so... I have a laptop which starts up very slowly, then quickly grinds to a complete halt and locks up. This happens too quickly to run anything really. In safe mode, it runs perfectly well...
  11. The Technology Section
    hi what do I need to reset a laptop back to how it left the factory? many thanks chris
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, My cable came today and i have spent 5 hours trying to get it to work. Its the Blue KKL VAG-COM cable. I have Windows 8.1 The laptop is only 2 weeks old. I have tried following all instructions on every google search i can think of. Here are some of the errors i am getting When i...
  13. The Technology Section
    Halibut is back from Germany, great to see him again. He dropped off his laptop for an overhall in my shop in Derby, thought I would share the results. Symptoms were: Loose power socket (Only charged with the charger plug bent at a certain angle) and the laptop was overheating. The positive...
  14. The Technology Section
    Hello chums, I'd love to feel able to say I'd decided to dismantle and repair but - frankly - the time had come.anyway. I need a new lappy. Suggestions on a £300 ish budget please. Use for surfing, emails, letters, kids homework. Not fancy gaming etc Occasionally might watch Netflix or a live...
  15. The Technology Section
    Hi, can you help please. My daughters laptop has stopped being able to conect to the internet via wifi. Its using windows 7 and saying the driver is not working. Thanks.
  16. Alfa GTA
    Hi Guys A while back one of my friends down south plugged his laptop into my GTA and was able to read all different types of faults and check the system on the 156. My wife has now got a laptop and i would like to purchase a lead and download software so i can plug into the GTA as and when. Does...
  17. The Technology Section
    Hello My son needs the above...we run open office on our Linux Mint PC...i'm fine with it...but you know what kids are like....he demands MS Office Right i've seen this...i know it's an old laptop..what's your thoughts ...
  18. The Technology Section
    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can recommend anywhere for a replacement screen for a Gigabyte 14" laptop... I've searched and only found a Manchester one that I've e-mailed so wondered if any others could be suggested. :)
  19. The Technology Section
    So, we have a laptop that we are either gonna upgrade or scrap. It runs slow and really needs something done The spec at the moment is It's and Advent K4000, CELERON 530 1.7GHZ, 2Gb Mem, Windows Vista. So is it worthwhile getting 4gb mem, upgrading to Windows 7? (It only has 2 mem slots hence...
  20. The Technology Section
    Has anyone here ditched their laptop for a tablet?
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