Macbook Wifi Card Replacement

macbook pro wifi card replacement

Watch our tech carry out a Macbook wifi card replacement! This is a fairly common repair for Apple Macbook Pros! Sometimes the wifi card – or “AirPort card” in Apple terms stops working. End result – no wireless connectivity to the internet for you! Of course, this would drive you bonkers – the entire point of […]

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“I just feel so stupid” – Victim of Telstra tech support call scam

Telstra tech support call scam

They were the first words this lady said to me when she brought her computer in to our store after falling victim to a Telstra scam. And sadly, its a very common response. Here’s why you shouldn’t feel stupid if you have been a victim of a phone call scam They are VERY convincing. They […]

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How to choose your IT Guy!

tech support sunshine coast

Given that there are some pretty questionable “IT guys” getting around on the Coast going by the horror stories we have been hearing lately, we thought we would put together some advice on how to choose where to get your computer repaired! Warranty First step is to ask what warranty is available on your computer […]

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  • January 30, 2017

Statement from Tara & Daniel – Owners of Total Microsystems

Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that a misguided and disgruntled ex-customer is continuing to use social media to make defamatory and untrue statements about our business and his experience with us. We are a family owned, independent small business. Untrue and defamatory remarks made on social media platforms can and do hurt a […]

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  • January 20, 2017

Make your computer faster by upgrading to a solid state drive!

Make your computer faster by upgrading to a solid state drive! Upgrade to a 240GB SSD – $279 (parts & labour) Upgrade to a 480GB SSD – $365 (parts & labour) ✔️️Make your computer much faster. ✔️️More reliable – SSD’s have no moving parts so don’t break like the old school mechanical drives do. ✔️️Hard […]

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  • January 17, 2017

Total Microsystems are now a Microsoft Silver Partner!

Because its never enough to just sit around and not improve… Total Microsystems are on a mission! We strive to be the very best we can be and part of this means having the necessary industry accreditations and qualifications. Microsoft are an obvious first choice. So the beginning of our journey was to begin the […]

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  • November 17, 2016

Testimonial from a happy customer

We recently received this rave review from one of our lovely customers! Such very kind words! We very much appreciate when our locals try to #shoplocalfirst ! I’m a raving fan of TMS Beerwah. I’ve needed new laptops, desktops and wifi modem routers over the last few years, both at my own home in Beerwah […]

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  • November 14, 2016

One for the gamers – our thoughts on Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 Review

The latest edition of the popular console game has just been released with some pretty cool upgrades.   Xbox Play Anywhere If you purchase a digital copy of Forza Horizon 3 on the Xbox or Microsoft online store, you can take advantage of the new “Xbox Play Anywhere” scheme. This allows you to install the […]

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Why beers and laptops can never be friends :(

We had a customer bring in his Macbook Pro last week…. the poor notebook had suffered an untimely demise at the hands of his mates beer…. that’s what friends are for though right? Luckily for this customer, he had insurance and just needed a formal assessment to provide to his insurance company. Take a look […]

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Streaming Services and Woeful Internet Connections

How do you go with streaming video services? We have tested a few now and have come to the conclusion that if you have rubbish internet speeds (as we do here in Beerwah) your only real option is Netflix. Stan Stan offers a good range of content, pricing is on par at $10 per month… […]

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It doesn’t have to be a Mac to be beautiful!

Many people choose Apple computers not because of their technical capabilities… but because they look pretty! Hey look if you love the Apple look and have a fancy office and want that as your vibe (and are happy to pay a premium for doing so) – go for it! But if you are a committed […]

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  • June 15, 2015

How did I ever live without a Google Chromecast?

Google Chromecast

So Daniel’s younger “knows everything” brother told me quite some time ago to get a Google Chromecast. Me, thinking I knew better, kept ignoring him. He’s one of those ‘early adopter’ types that marketing people go nuts for ( Which I blame it on Reddit personally). Then in the last few months we have finally […]

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What is ‘online streaming’ for TV and movies and why is it the next best thing?

Online TV Movie Streaming

Online streaming is the way of the future. You no longer need to worry about the hassle of going to a video store, hiring a movie and returning it when your time is up. Nor do you need to download content illegally and risk hefty fines and dangerous viruses while doing so. Not so long […]

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Watch out for Kogan Scam Email

Well this is a super super sneaky one that I haven’t seen before. Check out this email that landed in my inbox this morning. Its from online electronics store Kogan advising that my “order” has been held for a “spot check”.  This I could instantly see as a total scam as I haven’t ordered anything […]

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Could Basecamp help your business or organisation?

basecamp

I have recommended Basecamp to quite a few customers over the years. For those of you who arent familiar with it, Basecamp is a cloud based online project management/collaboration tool. If you are the type of business that has multiple active projects going with different people involved, Basecamp could be a good fit for you. […]

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  • November 18, 2014