Once again, SHC have sorted out the problems on my computer, quickly and efficiently, at a very reasonable price. It is great to have somewhere local that I am confident to go to.
I have now been to SHC two or three times over the years with various pc problems and each time they have been really helpful and pleasant to deal with. The problems have been explained to me and sorted out really quickly and at an extremely reasonable price. I would thoroughly recommend them, and will continue to use their services. I feel very lucky to have found this place! Thank-you Tahir and your team.
January 2013 S Powell
My daughter's Mac had just stopped working, with all the drama and worry of a student who was suddenly without her documents, lectures etc. No, she hadn't backed up her files! The "official" store said, before they would fix it we had to get the data recovered from the hard disc; I tried contacting a few Data-Recovery Sites on the web and got quotes of £500-2,000 and taking up to a week to complete. In desparation I took it to Stamford Hill Computers not expecting much; in fact they got all the data off within a couple of hours and charged me £80, and all with polite helpful staff. I'll be going there again.
Paul Barnes November 2012
I visited stamford hill computers last week to discuss upgrade possibilities for my laptops (macbook pro and thinkpad). I was a systems engineer in the 90s so I know enough to know when I need help :) and was very pleased with the service I received. I was impressed by the time and care taken to assess the issues and discuss realistic options for my upgrades. I was pleased to be offered a place to sit (and even a cup of tea!) whilst my machines were undergoing 'surgery' :) and I was constantly kept up to date with the progress of the upgrades by someone who obviously understands the meaning of the term 'personal' computer. My expectations were well managed in that they said it might take a couple of days to finalise, and then exceeded when they telephoned to say they had set themselves a personal challenge to finish late that same day and I could come and collect! I have been much happier using both machines subsequently and will be happy to use Stamford Hill Computers again.
Best place I know of for having any kind of Computing trouble sorted out. Owner a bit of an absolute Wise and very knowledgeable Wizard (also on life subject in general...) and if He or his most capable staff can't do it then they are good enough to point U somewhere else - Marvelous!!! Can only whole heartedly highly recommend.
Doc O 11/10/2012
I consider myself to know what I'm doing with computers but when my Mac stopped working correctly and I tried everything I could to fix it, I knew I was stuck. I looked online for local Mac repair shops and came acroos Stamford Hill Computers. I looked at their reviews, especially the Mac based ones and decided from what I had saw, I would give them a shot. I walked past many other repair shops on my way but I wanted to goto SHC and I'm glad I did. Tahir and his staff were friendly and very welcoming, instantly trying and finding the route of my computer problems. I decided I wanted to possibly put in some more ram and Tahir, after opening my labtop case and reviewing how much I had suggested that I had plenty but noticed that I had a big build up of dust on my fans and cleaned it up for me straight away (This could have caused my Mac to overheat and possibly even catch on fire!) While the labtop was open I decided to get a new hard drive as I needed more space, Tahir offered me a 600gb hard drive and took a bit off the price for me which was extremely welcome! He then explained that this would also save all my files on my old drive as it would not need to be wiped to recover the Mac into working condition. After buying a slim HD case this now works as an external drive. The repair was quick, I received a txt saying it was ready for collection the same day and when I returned, my Mac had the latest OSX possible and even had it's case cleaned from Tahir's staff. If you have a problem with you computer I suggest you goto Stamford Hill Computers. Excellent, caring staff and a fast repair at a fair price. They met and exceeded my high expectations I had and now have of them.
Thanks again for your help.
"I was extremely impressed with the service at Stamford Hill Computers. Our Imac hard drive needed replacing which Tahir and
his team did very quickly. They also managed to retrieve all our data (500 GB), despite the fact that the old hard drive was badly corrupted.
We had previously contacted a number of Apple Mac repair services, all of which quoted us well over £1,000. Stamford Hill Computers charged us just £60 for the work, which they carried out extremely efficiently, professionally and effectively. I would
not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who has problems with their Mac!"
My old iBook was in bad need of a repair – the jack and socket had been damaged, but otherwise it was functioning fine. I had taken it into both the Apple Store and to another Apple repair centre in town, and told that a simple repair job was going to cost me over £150. When I took it into Stamford Hill Computers, Tahir provided an effective solution, which cost around £30.
A few months later, I wanted to upgrade my laptop because it was running out of RAM and hard drive space, but I couldn't afford to buy a brand new Mac. But when it came to buying a second hand machine, I had my doubts. Taking this into account, Tahir offered me two options – to either add new RAM and extend the hard drive of the existing machine, or to trade in my old laptop and upgrade to a newer machine, which he had worked on, installing faster processing, RAM and hard drive. Though it was second hand, it was still affordable and every bit as good as the latest Macs. I went for the latter option because I realised that I could trust Stamford Hill Computers and Tahir – if there were any problems, Tahir would be around.
Since then, I've been really pleased with my choice, and it hasn't cost the earth. Having not bought a new Mac, just because I'm doubtful about buying secondhand, it's been more environmentally responsible.
On a personal note, I have got to know Tahir well over the last year, and he is a friendly figure in the community. He is someone that you know you can go to and expect a good job done and an honest service.
"A wonderfully quick, efficient and honest service at, very importantly, a great price! I've saved so much coming to Tahir and his team rather than the apple store which would have cost an arm and a leg. A faulty graphics card on my iMac was diagnosed, replaced and tested in 3 hours. This sort of speedy same day service will see me coming back if ever i have any problems or need some friendly advice.
Great job guys!
‘My neighbour recommended Stamford Hill Computers and I, in turn, would recommend Tahir to anyone. I could only get my emails through the talktalk website despite spending some time on the phone with various help centres. Tahir spent about an hour, including talking to talktalk help centre. He was patient and extremely reasonable the cost (£20), and I now have emails. Thank you Tahir!