Free Consulting

It is very important that you make informed decisions when purchasing a new computer system. We help you make these choices by offering free, no obligation consulting -- we never charge for this service, and by taking advantage of it, you are in no way obligated to order your system from us. In fact, if you decide to order from anyone else, tell us why! We are confident that the more informed you are, the more you see that many computer retailers simply do not take the time to correctly configure a system for your needs. So go ahead, drop us an email. Let us help you get the system you deserve!

Free Installation With Purchase

Of course, we assemble all systems before delivering them to your door. All computer systems that we build are subjected to a burn-in process, and must pass all tests before shipping! If you are in the Lincoln area, we will personally deliver your computer to your door, and are more than willing to even integrate your new system into an existing network! Any software purchased with a system will be installed for your convenience. If you do not already have an internet connection, we can also contact a local internet service provider to get you started! Whether you choose to purchase a dialup connection or high speed DSL, we will be your middle-man, and will handle all setup and installation. All this is included with every purchase! We know that by handling your needs, we are establishing our place in the market. We want nothing less than your complete satisfaction.

Computer Systems Repair

We service a wider array of computer equipment than any firm in the Lincoln area. We are factory-authorized for in-warranty repairs on a majority of popular models. Our experienced technicians have the background necessary to service most obsolete or discontinued model as well. Companies with more than four components of equipment are eligible for our service and/or maintenance contracts. Do not be stuck when your equipment fails. When high-tech help is needed, you can rest assured that the highly skilled employees of The Computer Magician can handle all your problems.

Business Network Set-up & Installations

Networking machines has many advantages including sharing resources and centralizing administration and security. We are able to provide everything you need to set up a network from network cards and cabling to servers and switches. There are many ways to set up a network and the choice and range of equipment to purchase can be confusing but our expert technicians will be happy to advise you.

Upgrades & Preventative Maintenance

There are many maintenance items that can be performed on PC's which can significantly increase performance and stability. In addition, the number of patches and updates for applications are increasing daily. Also looming is the inescapable risk of system failure; a plan must be implemented to backup critical data.

The Computer Magician will run diagnostics software on the hard disk to ensure it is working correctly. The Computer Magician will update many of the standard load software to the current versions: Netscape Navigator, Netscape Mail, Netscape Calendar, Microsoft Office Patches, and Virus protection software. This step alone often resolve many abnormalities and oddities with applications. We will free up your computers system resources and clean out unused files; sometime creating up to a 20% improvement in speed.

Tired of your mouse skipping around? The Computer Magician will clean your mouse, keyboard, and monitor. This will make navigation and viewing easier. The Computer Magician will also remove unwanted dust from your inside your computer; this can result in lower operating temperatures which can increase hardware longevity. The Computer Magician will clean the heads on your Floppy and CDROM drives.

Data Recovery

The Computer Magician has a very high success rate with Data-Recovery. Our in-house technicians can recover data from many types of hard drive data loss.  Which would include virus or logic-bomb attacks. Most recovery issues are solved without a clean room and at a rate that won't break your budget. Average billing time for data-recovery is 3-5 hours.   The Computer Magician  has a minimum service fee that must be made available either through major credit card or cash deposit. At which point The Computer Magician will work to retrieve your lost data.

Our technicians will keep you posted on developments with the data-recovery process as they occur.  Further billable work will be done on an hourly basis unless requested not to do so.

What To Do When Disaster Happens

When you experience a data loss situation it is extremely important that you not act hastily to try to resolve the problem. Doing so can make matters worse and could result in the complete and permanent loss of your data. If you don't understand what is happening with your system, don't do anything but seek the advice of a data recovery professional.

If your drive is making any unusual noises such as clicking, grinding or metal scraping, turn it off immediately! This condition typically indicates a head crash and major media damage. Hard disks spin at a high rate of speed, anywhere from 3200 to 10,000 revolutions per minute. Extensive damage can occur in a short period of time if a drive is left running, making the data irretrievable. In this situation it is best to turn off the system, remove the drive and bring it to our facilities.

If you've accidentally deleted files, emptied the Recycle Bin or Trash Can, don't install any software or save additional files to your drive. Doing so may permanently overwrite the deleted items. If you are in the middle of a project when you discover files are missing, or you believe they have been deleted, save the current project to a floppy disk, or another storage device. Don't write, install software, or save anything to the drive where the missing files were located.