GraBytes is the Computer Side of MSelectrical.co.uk
GraBytes is the Computer side of our business and we strive to set your computers back to their ‘best’ behaviour, not ‘just’ get rid of annoyances, viruses ( Latin: virii], Trojans, etc.
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drawing: South Korean Fennec Fox – our own GraByte!
First of all, thank you for supporting your local UK businesses
MSelectrical started this business in 1993 as TV Repair and sale of second hand TVs and video-recorders, Electrical accessories.
We also used to repair the old Analogue Sky Receivers at the time – not any more.
We only started to get involved [as a business] with computers in the 1990s, although we have always been in computing since 1975/76 starting with the Sir Clive Sinclair’s Spectrum, Commodore 128 and we slowly progressed around 1980s through Windows DOS 3.1 and upgrades, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows XP, WIndows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, etc.
Even thoug we did a course on RPGII and Cobol programming in the 80s + Data Transmission [working at the Airport of Fiumicino in Rome – Italy] and in Basic Programming for printing purposes, we slowly started to use Microsoft DBase within Windows DOS environment for managing databases for AGIP ENI SNAM Group Telecommunication-Faults [faults in the GAS line Electronics systems via computer terminal – yes, those with the ‘green’ phosphors tubes!] and that gave us some Computing Knowledge [over the actual Electronics], i.e. fixing our own computer problems!
The first time we lost data [ AAAGH! ] …
The first time we lost data in our Established since 1993/94 Langley Park shop was frightening, but reading, learning and with trial and errors, we managed to Recover most of it – well, no errors or we would not have recovered anything.
We understood then, there must be many in the same situation.
Since Computing started coming to the masses from around 1984/85, It prompted us to add Data Recovery and Erasure as Part of our business. Today it is a good part of our business as it often requires from 3 hours up to 5 days and rarely even longer. We do have a good rate of saving data, about 95% and the 5% of non data saved is mostly due to customers that tried to recover data and inadvertently wrote ‘on it’ or the hardware was mechanically/electrically faulty.
In that case Data may still be recoverable, but a Company Specialised on opening Hard Drives in a Dust-Free environment is required – a VERY expensive business with very expensive BILLS! We are talking from £. 100 to £. 500, ‘just’ to retrieve the data! So, our 95% rate is actually 99% rate if device is not dead or customer did not try to do something about it and 1% failure if HDD is faulty.
So, when you call to MS Electrical shop for your Computer Problems, you do not get your typical IT guy, but something more. You get a fully qualified Electronics Technician.
We are no better than any other, we are different!