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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett - computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774
Helpline: help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

The Computer Group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Monday of the month at 2pm.

We are not all computer geeks, but we do have members who know something about most types of computer whether it is a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an iPad or an Android tablet.
We also discuss how to look after the files, music or photos on your computer, how to make backups or how to copy them to DVD or all sorts of "interesting" problems.
One thing we can't do is undertake hardware repairs, but we might know someone who can!
So if there is something you don't understand about your computer, from the simplest to the more esoteric, come along and we'll see what we can do for you.
We now have a new Computer Helpline so you can email us with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone should have worked out your problem and be able to talk you through it.

Send us details of your problem to help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

Future programme

Wed 6th Mar2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 18th Mar2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

6th February

Five of us had little to discuss, except Mike's struggle with the screen resolution on his PC reverting to a non-wide screen after the latest Windows update. This was eventually resolved by deleting the graphics driver file and letting Windows Update have another go at installing the right drivers.
He made use of that well-known Master Class, YouTube, to help.
John D recounted his long and frustrating battle to solve internet connection dropout. Finally solved by installing a new internet hub and removing a signal booster which seems to have been confusing the new Hub.
A frustrating problem with signing on to Face Book and email on his new, superfast iPad was solved by retyping his email address in the sign on box. It seems as if the Auto fill mechanism had been inserting an invisible space at the end of the email.

We next meet on 18th February