Who Are We?


Suffolk Computer Repairs offer a specialist computer repair service in Ipswich Suffolk. Our staff have over 10 years experience in computer repairs and maintenance. We break every thing down into simple English and cut out the jargon! With over 10 years of computer knowledge we can fix any computer or laptop, no matter what brand or age.




All of our work is guaranteed for 3 months. All new parts we supply come with a standard manufacturers warranty, and second hand parts come with a 48 day warranty.


Data Protection


We may take customer information when processing repairs and may contact you from time to time about new products and services.

This information is not passed on to any third party and is held securely by Suffolk Computer Repairs. If you would like to opt out of marketing emails please let a member of staff know when we are processing your repair. Alternatively use the contact page and email the word "stop"

Computer Jargon Buster

There are lot of words within computing that many people dont understand. We have created a short list to help you get your head around the jargon.


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ADSL = ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It is a method of connecting to the internet using a phone line using Ethernet networking instead of a modem.


Adware = Adware is software which displays ads on your computer. It is sometimes installed with a free application.


Antivirus = An Antivirus is a piece of computer software which protects your computer from viruses.




Bandwidth = This is a measure of the total amount of data sent over a certain amount of time, it is often used to measure how busy a website is.


Broadband = A high speed connection to the internet


Bitmap = Bitmap also .bmp is the default extension for images made in paint.


Burn = Burn means to create a CD or DVD., example: "I burnt that film".


Browser = A program you use for viewing websites




Cache = Cache is a temporary area for storage for recently used data . For example if you visit the same website again your computer can show it from the cache so you won't need to download the site again.


CD Burner = A CD drive which can create CDs.




Database = An application which you use for organising any kind of info on a computer into a searchable form. Example a list of contacts:


Desktop = A computer which is designed to sit on a disk also in Windows it means the screen you see when you are not running any programmes


DNS = Domain Name Service is an internet service which converts a domain like www.site.com into its number address which the computers use called the IP address




Ethernet = It is used to connect a computer to a network, including most broadband connections.


Extension = The part of a PC filename after the dot(.) Example: .pub .exe




Firewall = A Firewall protects you from hackers.


Fire wire = A system which transfers data fast and is used mostly for applications which transfer very large files.



FTP = File Transfer Protocol is a way of transferring files to or from an internet server.




GHz = Gigahertz is often used to measure the speed and power of a PC processer the bigger the number the better the speed.


GIF = A type of graphics file.




Hacker = A hacker is a very advanced computer user and will break into your computer to steal information


HTML = HTML stands for Hypertext Mark Up Language, its the language the computer uses to read and write web pages




Interface = An interface is a term meaning the screen you are viewing, for example: Windows Explorer is an interface


Internet = A network that the whole world can access via a modem using a cable or the phone line




Kbs = A measurement of speed of how fast you are downloading data


Kilo byte = A measurement of memory space




Landline = A term meaning telephone line, but this can also be used to access the internet


LAN = LAN stands for Local Area Network, This is a term for the network you are connected to


Laptop = A portable Computer




MAC = Computer created by Apple Inc


Motherboard = The skeleton of the computer, this is connected to all the parts inside and outside your computer


Mouse = A pointing device to select something on your computer


Modem = A piece of hardware that connects your computer to the internet




Notepad = An application on Windows that can be used to jot down notes and create websites


Norton = An Anti-Virus program created by Symantec


NTFS = Same as FAT & FAT32 but alot better, it stand for New Technology File System




Operating System = The main piece of software on your computer that makes it work. example: Microsoft Windows an Mac OSX are Operating Systems


Online = A term meaning you are on the internet


Outbox = A folder in your E-Mail program containing E-Mails that have been written but haven't been sent




Port = This can either be a plug on your computer such as a USB Port or part of the Internet settings


Printer = A piece of hardware that puts documents or photos on paper with ink


Pixel = A very small part of your monitor/screen that displays what is on the monitor/screen




QuickTime = A media player for your computer made by Apple Inc




RAM = RAM stands for Random Access Memory, It's the memory that determines the speed that information is sent around your computer




Speakers = Pieces of hardware that produce sound from your computer


Sound Card = A piece of hardware that sends the sound information to the speakers




Tool Bar = A bar on your computer containing lots of different tools you can use on different pieces of software, For example: Microsoft Windows Start Bar is a tool bar


Tab = A feature in Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer that allows you to have many web pages open in one window




USB = USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, It's a type of plug that connects different types of hardware




Virtual Machine = A piece of software that allows you to run an operating system within another operating system


Virus = A type of file that will attempt to destroy your computer




Workstation = A term for Computer or Laptop


Windows = An Operating System created by Microsoft


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XML = A type of language that is used to create RSS Feeds and is very similar to CSS


XHTML = A more complex version of HTML




ZIP = A type of file that is used to compact a number of files together to make them smaller



Suffolk Computer Repairs Limited


17 Wherstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8JQ

01473 456789

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