Ingham Associates - The Tetbury Computer Shop

Computer Support for Home and Business

Trading in Tetbury since 1988

Computer Services

Computer Sales, Repairs and Upgrades

PC, Laptop & Tablets supplied

Wireless and Networking

PC Installation & Maintenance

AntiVirus & Spyware removal and protection

Data recovery from computers. laptops and memory cards

Smart Speakers and digital assistants

PC Peripherals and accessories

Tuition with your PC

Digital Imaging & photography

Support for Windows 10, 8.1 etc.

Tablet support, including email and printing etc

Need help transferring files & settings to your new PC? Please do get in touch

To contact us:

Phone: 01666 502067


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Welcome to the Tetbury Computer Shop

Are you comfortable with your PC or laptop? 

We all take them for granted, but can they affect our health?  Well, yes.  A common problem is repetitive Strain Injury or RSI.  Here prolonged use of the keyboard & mouse causes damage within the hand & wrist.  However, good posture, a desk set at the correct height & frequent breaks can help.  Too often we use a desk at the wrong height and do not support the wrists, which can soon tire when left unsupported.  The addition of a wrist rest for the keyboard and mouse can certainly help. 

For more on this subject please follow the link below

Is your PC making you ill and does it put you at risk of Coronavirus?

It is well known that computers suffer from bugs and viruses, but what about the germs, bacteria and viruses that actually live on them?  Coronavirus should be a wake-up call.  Do not assume your computer kit is safe to use without taking action.  Here are some ideas to help stop infection and your PC actually making you sick!

Wash your hands.  This is particularly important after taking a natural break.  If you share a computer with someone, this is even more imperative.   Apparently, some cold and flu viruses can survive on surfaces for over 70 hours.  The government have released information on washing your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds.  Do heed this advice.

Don’t eat near your PC or laptop.  If you wash your hands, then touch your keyboard or mouse whilst you are eating, you have made a nonsense of washing them in the first place.  Keep crumbs out of your keyboard!  Use meal time as a break from the PC and keep food well away. Vacuum any food particles stuck within the keyboard before it attracts even more nasties.

Use antibacterial wipes to clean your desk area.  According to some research, the average desk supports huge amounts of bacteria, even more than that the average toilet seat!  Wiping your work area with disinfectant wipes will reduce your exposure.  Also clean your telephone, smartphone and any other devices that you handle regularly.  Bacterial wipes may not kill viruses, but they go a long way to keeping you well and healthy. Why compromise your immune system unnecessarily.   

Clean your keyboard.  Make sure your PC is turned off before carrying out any cleaning tasks.  Turn the keyboard upside down and gently shake the debris out.  Next, using a brush, try to remove as much other matter as possible.  A vacuum may be helpful, particularly with a fine nozzle.  Lastly, use an antiseptic wipe to remove the bugs on the surface.  However, do be careful not to use any abrasives or chemicals which could remove the lettering.

Clean your mouse and trackpad.  Clean the upper surface of the mouse, and also around the base and optical sensor.  You may also wish to clean your monitor and PC case, but do be sure not to damage the finish.  To clean the screen, use only use wipes that are manufactured specifically for the purpose.    

I hope you find the above information useful.  If you follow the above advice, you should be able to reduce the chances of your PC actually making you ill.  If it is just the performance of your PC that is getting you down, or you need an upgrade from Windows 7 do get in touch, otherwise call the NHS on 111 !

For more on this and other computer related subjects please go to my Blogs on this site                                        

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