Laptop screens broken


Laptop screens are our portal in to the computer.  When they act up or break it can be frustrating, but fear not as there is hope.  Many broken screens are cost effective to replace, giving your laptop a new lease on life.

Laptop screens are very often physically damaged.  This damage includes cracks, tears, and spills in to the screen or damage to the screen’s circuitry.  Unfortunately as laptops get thinner and lighter weight the screens have become a lot less sturdy, so about 3-5 pounds of pressure can break the average laptop LCD screen.  Symptoms of physical damage tend to manifest themselves with tearing on the picture of the screen, black spots or distorted areas.  Spills may show as strange stains on the screen, flickering or no picture at all.

Please contact us at 508-325-4729 or visit us on the web. We’re here to make technology work for you.


IPhone iPad repair & tutoring


IPhone and iPad repair and tutoring in Nantucket, MA. Call for appointments. I can teach you how to use photos, videos, download apps, listen to music, Facebook, email, contacts, messaging, internet, Wi-Fi, printing. Need to be able to print from your iPad? 

Have you broken your iPhone or iPad glass? I do iPhone and iPad glass digitizer replacement.

Need a Wi-Fi router to use your new iPhone or iPad at your house?

Call Hensley Computer Repair & Sales at (508)325-4729 for appointments.

Info, software

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1; addresses three Safari vulnerabilities

Apple today released iOS 5.1.1 (build 9B206, 54.4 MB) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. According to the release notes iOS 5.1.1 addresses the following:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase.

Overlooked ways to extend laptop battery life

Have users with laptops complained their batteries don’t seem to last as long as they used to?
Of course, they can use less power by turning down display brightness, shutting off WiFi and other tricks. But here are some more overlooked tips you can pass on to users and IT staffers to extend the lives of laptop batteries:

1. Keep batteries at room temperature – Heat can kill a battery. Warn users not to keep laptops in their cars or put computers into carrying cases before they’ve had a chance to cool down.
2. Take out the battery if you’re working on AC power for a while – Using a laptop while its plugged in constantly recharges the battery. That can start to do damage after a while, so many experts recommend taking the battery out if the computer will be plugged in for a week or more.
3. Don’t (normally) drain the battery completely – Frequently using the battery until it’s down to its last drop can do irreparable damage. However, experts say it’s good to let battery fully drain once every 30 charges or so.
4. Get a higher capacity battery instead of a spare – Battery life deteriorates over time, whether the battery is used or not. So it doesn’t make much sense to carry around a spare that never gets used.
Let us know in the comments section.


Confused about the new data protection laws?

Need to find and understand security and privacy laws, regulations and guidelines? Here’s a handy compendium with summaries plus links to the full text of each law. Available here, Copy this link and paste it into your web address.