in Snohomish and Monroe Wa
Your local Snohomish computer repair shop. Our experienced team is capable of dealing from the simplest repairs to the highest level of component repair. We pride ourselves as being at the forefront of technology when it comes to the repair and servicing of all laptop and computer repairs - be it software or hardware related.
In late July, this summer, I had a devastating office fire that ruined all my office equipment and most of my business records. One week before the fire, I had your company download and backup all my computer files, since my computer had been operating slowly and i was worried about losing these files. The timing was fortuitous. I had taken the CD of files to my home office before the fire so all files were safe. I appreciate the presence of your business in Snohomish and value of what you did for me.
Sincerely, George E. Swartz
Sincerely, George E. Swartz,
By PATRICIA THERRELL, special to the Tribune
Published September 23, 2015
Profiles of People: Emanuel Popa, computer guru
“Back in the Day”
Doug Ramsay photo, dougramsayphoto.photoshelter.com
Emanuel Popa sits in the workspace of his shop with computers opened up to be worked on at the desk behind him.
Emanuel Popa is only 36 years old, but he often reflects back to his time “back in the day,” because for him the phrase recalls the time when he fell in love with computers.
He was 14 years old, living a playful life in Piatra Neamt, Romania with his mother, Ana, his father Petru, and his sisters, Anca and Petronela.
And, he wanted a computer.
So he saved $100 and bought a broken laptop. The experience of fixing this now-antique computer that sparked a great passion in Popa.
These days, that 22-year-old 386 PC would be almost valueless dollar-wise, but back in the day it meant the beginning of a professional and personal odyssey of fixing computers from London to Snohomish.
In Snohomish and Monroe, Emanuel owns E-Man computer repair shops, but his shops are different from almost any other repair shop in the country.
Very few can do what Popa and his elite, highly trained technicians can do: Full data recovery.
Busted hard drive? He’ll fix it. Scratched disk?
In a clean room, his highly trained technicians, wearing sterile suits, will get your files back.
He says very seriously that “We find what you think is lost.”
There is a video on YouTube where Popa recovered the
files from a laptop from the bottom of Puget Sound. He recovers and fixes a computer that fell off a boat. The fun part of the video is when Popa surfaces with a humongous star fish attached to the lap top. Luckily the starfish slithers off back in to the murkey waters after feeling the cold unfamiliar
So effortless the work seems when watching the experts work in sterile suits in the clean room in the back of the Monroe store. But the work is important so no contamination can occur. Valuable documents from the Vatican need to be saved; as well as work from corporations, prisons, and moms who have lost their children’s photos. Popa makes the customer feel that, “No job is too big or too small.” His demeanor helps
calm individuals who are seriously computer illiterate, as well as those desperate individuals from multi-million dollar corporations. Everything will be okay.
No job is too big or too small, and what is nice is his demeanor and expertise help those individuals who are seriously computer illiterate, as well as the desperate multi-million dollar companies. He makes us all feel like we are all important, and that everything will be okay.
His early years in Europe gave him a positive impress-ion on how business is done in the United States.
He much prefers our cumbersome, yet usually fair functioning, system to what he experienced as a young man with businesses in Europe. There, he tells me, you have to label every little thing in your store or you will be fined
by the government. And you need to be prepared to put bribes in an envelope. This corruption went completely against his value system.
He marvels, as an entrepreneur, father, comm-unity member, at how our laws allow him to prosper and still feel honorable about how he lives his life.
In this country he knows clean hard work and long hours make a difference.
Popa, an active international traveler, enjoys his scuba diving.
Often you can see him in the evening walking with his mother, or his children, in downtown Snohomish, peering in at all the antiques he loves.
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Computer numerical control (CNC). Machinists use computers to run high-tech equipment that makes tools, dies and machine parts necessary for manufacturing.
Here are some of our features and services for in-house repairs:
Comprehensive CNC Circuit Board Repairs For All Makes & Models in Monroe Washington.
CNC Circuit Board Repairs
Comprehensive and reliable CNC repair of most OEM brands of CNC circuit boards. Metal, Wood, Plastic, etc. CNC Machine Control boards are serviced.
E-man Computer Repair Monroe can get your equipment repaired and back into operation fast. Our Rush Repair Service is for those situations where you need it back yesterday and is available upon request. A Rush evaluation is usually back to you in less than 48 hours and we ship most completed Rush Repair Jobs less than 3 days after you say “GO”.
Quick turn around at a fraction of purchasing new.
Quality repairs are the top priority at E-MAN and we stand behind our work.
Most service companies do not perform “component level repairs” on damaged circuit boards. They plug-and-play, using circuit boards as fuses and that is NOT the way to solve a problem. At E-MAN we do extensive component level repairs, replacing bad capacitors , touching up solder traces and nodes as well as testing ICs, EPROMs, PALs, GALs, surface mounted components and more.
Single sided an double sided boards are serviced in our advanced repair facilities. Most conformal coating can be removed and re-applied when the repair is finished.
Monroe CNC Board repair.
Are you in trouble?
The answer is yes and no.
“No” because the government is not behind this and concerning them, you have nothing to be afraid off.
“Yes” because your computer is infected with a malicious malware that makes your computer inaccessible.
Recently we see more and more Computers infected with Reveton. Reveton is described as drive-by malware because unlike many viruses—which activate when users open a file or attachment—this one can install itself when users simply click on a compromised website. Once infected, the victim’s computer immediately locks and the monitor displays a screen stating there has been a violation of federal law.
The bogus message goes on to say that the user’s Internet address was identified by the FBI or the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section as having been associated with illegal online activities such as child pornography. To unlock their machines, users are required to pay a fine using a prepaid money card service.To add more to the scam they are using your video camera to show that you are “filmed” in progress
Believe it or not that is an actual picture of me and Yes I did grow a beard. (:
“Some people have actually paid the so-called fine,”
The FBI suggests the following if you become a victim of the Reveton virus:
Do not pay any money or provide any personal information.
Be aware that even if you are able to unfreeze your computer on your own, the malware may still operate in the background. Certain types of malware have been known to capture personal information such as user names, passwords, and credit card numbers through embedded keystroke logging programs.
File a complaint and look for updates on Reveton virus on the FBI website.
Contact a computer professional to remove Reveton and Citadel from your computer: E-man Computer Repair can help remove the infection.
Virus removal in Monroe WA.
Monroe Computer Repair
As you may be aware on the 8th of April 2014, Microsoft will stop extended support for Windows XP SP3. So Windows 7 and 8.1 has been designed to meet these challenges and can give businesses a real advantage.
Speaking with our customers we realized that there are still many on XP and older versions of software. If you are Small business using QuickBooks and accepting credit cards, with the end of support for XP looming, you will need to look carefully at the compliance implications of support being withdrawn as this will affect the Public Sector Network (PSN) code of connection compliance (COCO).
What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows 7, 8.1 – so you can receive regular security updates to protect their computer from malicious attacks.
Please give us a call and we will help you migrate from Windows XP.
Computer Repair Monroe Washington.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) issued a bulletin
on the subject with more detail.
This is a severe risk both at work and at home.
Please share the information with your end users (done yesterday) but, more importantly, department leadership is asked to take a focused position with staff on the importance of avoiding exposure to this risk by avoiding contact with it in the first place.
Avoidance is the best strategy. Please reinforce the practice of not opening e-mail, attachments or links that are from unknown sources or, that you are not expecting.
If anyone does get the virus, please disconnect the PC from the network asap and contact Monroe Computer Repair at 425 347 3732 or 425 327 5928
Please contact one of our Location :
Snohomish Computer Repair 425 347 3732
Monroe Computer Repair 425 327 5928
Thank you for your attention.