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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

16th March

For our last meeting before the official shut down, we had 7 stalwarts.
Colin Ellis had a problem capturing individual photos from a commercially produced DVD of his own
images. John H worked with him. It required the download of a special piece of paid for Software
(Uniconverter) which worked.
John D brought along his Flight Sim and Colin Woodward tried to help overcome the problem of
recognising the joystick. It was not to be, but JD will keep trying with various solutions offered on the
There was a general discussion on setting up means by which U3A members could keep in touch and
help each other, among them setting up a WhatsApp group, and a Face Book page, or at least the use
of Messenger within FB.
In later news these seem to have got off the ground extraordinarily well.
Here is no further meeting date set, but do not hesitate to call or message the group or any of its
members if you need help or to discuss things computer.

Go well, and keep safe. See you all on the other side!