So its seems Telstra/Bigpond have just released a firmware update to some Routers/Modems which turns on a feature that is causing customers grief. In the observed cases the Windows 10 computer will start normally and connect to the pre-configured wireless network and suddenly display a Blue Screen with a Watchdog Violation
In all 3 cases the solution has been the following: Logging into the Router/Modem, selecting Advanced and then locating the 2.4Ghz Wireless Settings. In here you should find a settings called PMF (Protected Management Frames). Disabling this feature, save and restart the router will fix your problem.
Still experiencing issues? We are more than happy to help if you can bring your printer and laptop/tower into one of our locations on the Gold Coast. We can also visit you onsite, to arrange call Jason on 0427 10 80 54.
Windows 7 Support ended on 14th January 2020 but was does this mean?
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.
We can upgrade your Windows 7 Operating System to Windows 10 at any of our 4 Gold Coast shops. How long does it take? We can normally have you upgraded within a few short hours.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from all the staff here at Cartridges N More. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and enjoy the time with friends and family. We’ll see you in 2019!
Varsity Lakes, Runaway Bay and Oxenford will remain open between Christmas and New Years whilst Currumbin will have limited trading hours starting from Monday 17th January. Please see full hours below.
Varsity Lakes, Oxenford & Runaway Bay Trading Hours:
Friday 21st December – 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 22nd December – 9:00am – 12:00pm Sunday 23rd December – Closed Monday 24th December – 9:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday 25th December – Closed Wednesday 26th December – Closed Thursday 27th December – 9:00am – 12:00pm Friday 28th December – 9:00am – 12:00pm Saturday 29th December – Closed Sunday 30th December – Closed Monday 31st December – Closed Tuesday 1st January – Closed Wednesday 2nd January – Normal Trade Resumes
Currumbin Trading Hours: Monday 17th December 8:30am – 12:00pm Tuesday 18th December 8:30am – 12:00pm Wednesday 19th December 8:30am – 12:00pm Thursday 20th December Till Tuesday 1st January Closed Wednesday 2nd January Normal Trade Resumes
Don’t panic! We can fix your broken Laptop screen. CALL with the Brand and Model of your Laptop or simply drop into one of our 4 Gold Coast locations and we’ll provide a quote. We can even arrange free collection and return of your laptop if location is on the Gold Coast, call 0427 10 80 54.