Q: what’s the best SSD to buy?

Q What’s the best SSD (Solid State Drive) to buy? A as far as we are concerned, as at the 1st March 2022, there is only one brand of SSD you should ever consider for your notebook /or PC and that is Samsung. Not only do they generally offer better performance than other brands, we […]

Q: Do you do one-on-one training to assist with computer skills?

Q Do you do one-on-one training to assist with computer skills? A Yes, we do. We can help you use your Microsoft Teams, SharePoint efficiently. We can help with your Mac and most of its applications. We can help you with your scanner, printer, and get your webcam and sound working like a pro for […]

Q: I need help with OneDrive and SharePoint. Can you help?

Q I need help with OneDrive and SharePoint. Can you help? A Yes, of course, we can!Common questions/queries/issues:I can share my Sharepoint online files, but my client can’t open them. My client keeps getting a Sharepoint 365 login prompt and can’t read my files. I can’t share my SharePoint files with anyone outside my company. […]

Q: I’ve been hacked! Can you clean and check for my bank?

Q I’ve been hacked! My bank needs to ensure my computer is clean. Can you check my computer is clean? A Yes! We have experts with backgrounds in cyber-security, legal matters relating to hacking, and other litigation. We will ensure the correct consultant deals with your issue and puts your mind at rest and writes […]

Q: my computer is slow, can you fix it?

Q my computer is slow – can you fix it? A yes, we can have a look at it. Slow computers can be as a result of different things. One of those things could be a failing hard disk, so please, as a precaution, make a backup of your photos, documents, and any other important […]

Q: Does my computer have an automatic backup system?

Q Does my computer have an automatic backup system? A so, you want to know “does your computer backup automatically?” Not usually. Surprisingly, we only worry about backups when it is too late. A cloud backup and sync is usually best. Not iCloud as that is mostly just a sync system. We recommend setting up […]

Q: Why is my computer making a noise? Fan is blowing all the time?

Q Why is my computer making a noise? Fan is spinning all the time? A Computers and notebooks need to be blown out from time to time with a professional cleaning kit. Don’t use a vacuum cleaner! You risk breaking something! If the air blowing out your notebook /or computer is warm and it’s making […]

Q: My computer is slow and making a ticking sound. What’s wrong?

Q My computer is slow and making a ticking sound. What’s wrong? A Stand back, it’s going to blow! We’re kidding 🙂 But, seriously, this could very likely be a failing hard disk. If you have an external hard disk or USB thumb drive, make a backup ASAP (copy and paste photos, desktop, and documents) […]

Q: My computer says “NO BOOT DEVICE”. Windows does not start. What do I do?

Q My computer says “NO BOOT DEVICE” and “NO BOOTABLE OPERATING SYSTEM”. Windows does not start. What do I do? A First thing to do? Switch off the computer. If it’s a mechanical hard disk failure, leaving it on lessens the chance of recovery. Next step? Contact Us! Sometimes, it’s just a Windows Update that […]

IT NEAR U recommends Anyware Web Design & Marketing

IT NEAR U recommends Anyware Web Marketing https://youtu.be/x-RwkfTyqT8 LINK: Anyware Web Marketing & Design As IT business consultants, our focus is on making your business IT work better, work better for you, make you more productive, make you aware of new ways of doing things and weighing up the cost and productivity benefits of changing […]

Q: My iPad / iPhone is not downloading mails. Can you help?

Q My iPad is not downloading mails. My iPhone is. Can you help? A Yes, we can help. Sometimes, however, some mail service providers change the way their services work resulting in erratic behaviour. Sometimes, a software update on your phone/tablet can also cause issues. We are experienced with all manner of e-mail configuration anomalies […]

Apple MacBook overheating for the strangest reason

Apple MacBook overheating for the strangest reason – Apple Mac repairs We were called out to do computer support in Lower Hutt to a customer with a strange issue. Her MacBook was overheating every time she opened up her Apple Mail app.  We resolved it quite speedily and she was happy she didn’t have a […]

Q: is ITnearU the cheapest IT service provider in Wellington?

Q is ITnearU the cheapest IT service provider in Wellington? A If you’ve been led here searching for “cheapest IT support” or “least expensive computer repairs”, you really should re-evaluate your criteria. That said, YES… we do charge a really competitive call-out fee  ON-SITE CALL-OUT / CONSULTING We strive to keep our business competitive, our […]

should I repair, replace or upgrade my notebook?

Should you repair, replace or upgrade your computer or notebook? Craven Coetzee from IT near U, the computer repair company in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua (as well as the Kapiti Coast answers a common question. Should I repair, replace or upgrade my notebook or computer? If it’s in really good condition, is just […]

Q: Should I repair or replace my notebook / laptop?

Q Should I repair or replace my notebook/laptop or PC? A This depends on the age of the notebook and how problematic it has been since you’ve owned it. Anything over 6 years, we usually wouldn’t bother, but contact us, that is not set in stone.  Also, note that any computer older than the 8th […]

a bit about how we do things at IT NEAR U LIMITED

IT near U - the computer support company near you

a bit about how we do things here at IT NEAR U LIMITED We are an ICT Business support consultancy as well as an experienced, premium residential IT on-site support company servicing home users.  We are IT consultants first, mobile tech support second. We don’t just fix an issue and walk away. We attempt to […]

we want you to buy the right computer hardware

IT NEAR U - computer hardware sales

we want you to buy the right computer hardware Our focus is NOT on selling you hardware. Our focus is on advising you on buying the correct equipment to do the job! We prefer you buy the right thing, even if it is from a major retailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWkpk7LJUo0 Many of the “on special” promotional deals […]

we provide great value computer and IT support

IT near U - affordable IT support and services

VLOG #002: Good Value vs Cheap vs Expensive IT support So, this happened.  A client’s ex-Service Provider “politely bad-mouthed” us and subtly warned our customer “we are so much cheaper, probably the cheapest IT in Wellington”, but she just shook her head, ’cause she had already seen our rates, saw that they were reasonable and […]

Q: Why does my Mac have a flashing question mark on it and won’t start?

Q Why does my Mac have a flashing question mark on it and won’t start? A A flashing question mark means the operating system is not being detected. The first thing to do? Switch off the computer. If it’s a mechanical hard disk failure, leaving it on lessens the chance of recovery. Next step? Contact […]

Q: Why is my computer is making a buzzing, humming noise?

Q Why is my computer making a buzzing, humming noise? A It’s very possible that one of your fans is clogged up and needs replacing or that it is just an accumulation of dust on components inside. If it’s a PC, it’s not usually a problem as these fans are easier to replace, but if […]

MEDIA: where have all the good IT guys gone?

MOBILE HOME TECH SUPPORT IT support near you in Wellington CBD, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kapiti Coast. #ITnearU #ITnearYou  click here to go back to NEWS, MEDIA, ALERTS

Q: My e-mails are duplicating. Can you help?

Q Why am I getting duplicate e-mails? Can you help? A Yes, we are often asked to repair mail issues. Sometimes a poorly configured mail client or cheap mail system can behave erratically. Most commonly are duplication of mail, mail not appearing on one device, but on another, mail not appearing in sent or other […]

How we improved a client’s WiFi 15 to 30x today! #ITnearU

VLOG #001: an IT guy near you: How we significantly improved a client’s WiFi today! Just to clarify – usually it only takes about 10 minutes to do the initial setup of the WiFi routers, then less than an hour to set up these WiFi mesh units and find the best spots for the best […]

Q: Can you set up Parental Control on my internet for my kids?

Q Kids abusing the internet. Can you set up Parental Control for internet access? A yes, we can! We help parents gain control and manage their children, their teenager’s time a bit better ensuring much better mental health and balance. We know that the internet, social media can be a huge distraction, an addiction, cause […]

Apple event 8 March 2022 – all the new stuff & video

Apple Event March 2022 – all the announcements So, today at about 7am New Zealand time, Apple announced their latest gadgets and services. Personally, I was hoping for the new 27″ iMac and a 14″ MacBook Air, so it was a bit of a disappointment to me. They started talking about Apple TV’s new shows. […]

Windows 11 is here. Yes, it’s better than Windows 10. Upgrade!

Windows 11 is here. Yes, it’s better than Windows 10. Upgrade! Windows 7 support officially ended in January 2020. Windows 10 was offered as a free upgrade to anyone who had a legal, licensed version of Windows 7. Windows 10 has had about 10 different versions, each released about every six months, and the first […]