I know how inconvenient a faulty device can be! I listen, I diagnose, I fix!
I know how inconvenient a faulty device can be! I listen, I diagnose, I fix!
With over 30 years in the industry, I have a competitive edge which saves you time and money!
With over 30 years in the industry, I have a competitive edge which saves you time and money!
Providing excellent service, value for money and customer satisfaction are my primary goals.
Providing excellent service, value for money and customer satisfaction are my primary goals.


About Me!

A former soldier, I discovered computers in the 1980’s and have been hooked ever since. After completing a Bachelors Degree in 2004, I spent the following years employed by Catholic Education and Independent Schools QLD in Central and North Queensland. Now back in Mackay and with an undiminished passion for the industry, I am committed to providing excellent service, quality products and friendly advice.

​I take the inconvenience out of computer repairs by visiting you in your home or office. I am an expert in desktop support and am committed to great customer service. I don’t talk in confusing jargon, I don’t talk down to my clients and every job gets the same exacting attention to detail. Whether it’s for thirty dollars or three hundred dollars, you won’t be disappointed!



I charge $60.00 for the first 30 minutes onsite.
Fixed price quote, all costs included


computer repairs


Computers will eventually start slowing down with use. Just as cars need a tune-up from time to time, so does a computer. With a tune-up,your computer will be as good as new!


In the IT industry, best practice is to use the 3-2-1 rule. That is; you should keep three complete copies of your data, two of which are local but on different types of media and at least one copy stored off site.


Has your computer started to slow down all of a sudden, are unexpected pop-up windows appearing, is the system crashing, do you have files that won’t open? You may have a virus.



A home WIFI network is a low cost, reliable way to download and share content between devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, smart TV’s, printers…etc.

I can help you get the best out of your network by:

  • Fixing a slow service.
  • Updating drivers.
  • Improving security.
  • Creating a 'Mesh' network.
  • Fixing a network connection with no internet access.
  • Fixing a lost connection when windows starts up.
  • Fixing dropped connections.
  • Re-setting your router.
  • Removing hijackers and unknown devices from your network.

I Can Fix It!

There’s not many WiFi problems I haven’t seen or fixed. Most problems can be resolved quickly, however some are more complex and require a systematic analysis and repair. This is where I can help you.

Printer Problems

Printers are a godsend, they’re relatively cheap, they’re reliable, they’re convenient and they produce high quality photos and documents. However, like any technology, they can have their own set of problems. If you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Your printer won't print at all.
  • It prints out pages filled with random characters and gibberish.
  • Your printer is displaying a low toner error after you just replaced it.
  • You receive a "Print Spooler" error message.
  • Colours are missing on your printouts.
  • The printout is wrongly orientated.
  • Vertical lines look jagged.
  • You get white streaks on your printout.
  • You can't install a printer.

I Can Fix It!

The Computerman Mackay is the perfect choice for affordable printer repairs. If you can’t print or your printer is doing some weird things, I’ve probably seen it before and have the solution.


Does your computer do any of the following:

  • Makes weird noises?
  • Re-boots itself?
  • Doesn't turn on at all?
  • Computer is on but the screen is blank!
  • The mouse cursor starts moving on its own?
  • Bluetooth doesn't work?
  • Doesn't connect to WiFi?
  • Computer is not POSTING (Power On Self Testing)

I Can Fix It!

The above are not an exhaustive list, computers are complex pieces of equipment and a lot can go wrong. Fortunately, most problems can be fixed. I can take the worry and frustration out of troubleshooting your device and get you up and running again quickly!

Email & Internet

A stable and fast internet connection is absolutely essential. I can setup, configure and troubleshoot just about any internet and email problem.

  • I can help to secure your connection.
  • Setup a VPN.
  • Diagnose and fix slow connections.
  • Fix drop outs.
  • Upgrade router firmware.
  • Setup a mesh wifi network.
  • Setup a wifi range extender.
  • Setup a new router.

I Can Fix It!

I can diagnose, optimise and resolve all of your email and network problems.

Computer Setup

I’ve been in the computer business for over 30 years and I still get a little excited when I build or buy a new computer. I know how intimidating it can be trying to set one up. Give me an hour and a half and I’ll have it done for you. My setup service includes:

  • Unboxing and setting up your computer where you want it.
  • Updating the Operating System.
  • Setting up your email service.
  • Installing MS Office 365.
  • Loading and configuring antivirus software.
  • Loading and configuring privacy and anti tracking apps.
  • Connecting your printer.
  • Connecting WiFi.
  • Connecting you to your data storage service.

I Can Fix It!

I take the stress out of a new computer setup so you can sit down and enjoy your new device. I’m used to crawling underneath tables and chairs and connecting a bunch of cables. I’ll even take the rubbish with me when I go. Call me!

Windows Configuration

If Windows isn’t loading properly or just doing some weird stuff, I can help:

  • I can force the Windows updates.
  • Turn off services that are hogging memory.
  • Turn off automatically loading software apps.
  • Adjust the Windows Page File Size to get the best performance.
  • Setup a Restore Point.
  • Uninstall Bloatware.
  • Clean up your Hard Disk / SSD drive.
  • Clear junk and temp files.
  • Update Device Drivers.

I Can Fix It!

Windows 10 and 11 are probably the most stable releases of Windows in a very long time. However, things can go wrong. Fortunately, I can diagnose and fix just about any Windows problems.

Virus & Malware

Malware is software that infects computer systems to damage, disable or exploit the computer.

In 2019, Verizon estimated 28% of data breaches involved Malware. In their 2022 Data Breach report, they estimated that 83% of breaches involved external actors and  74% of breaches involved a human element including social engineering, error or misuse.

You may have been infected if:

  • Your computer / network becomes unusually slow or starts to freeze.
  • You start to experience spam or pop-up ads
  • Your device starts to crash.
  • Your antivirus application stops working or disappears.
  • New files and folders appear.

I Can Fix It!

The above list is not exhaustive. However, if you are experiencing any of the above, it is important to get help quickly. Often the best solution is a fresh installation of your operating system to ensure that your system and data are not corrupted.

Data Backup

Data backup is the process of duplicating data to allow recovery of data after a loss of  data from the primary storage device.  Best practice is the 3-2-1 strategy where there are 3 copies of data, use at least 2 different types of storage mediums and at least 1 backup is in an off site location.

A backup can be:

  • Via Removable Media
  • By Cloud Storage
  • By Network Attached Storage
  • Or a hybrid model encompassing all three.

I Can Fix It!

Most home users and small businesses use a hybrid model. Having built my own NAS servers and installed commercial NAS backup solutions (Synology, QNAP) for home and small business; whatever your need, I can help.

Databackup & Recovery

A failed or dying hard drive is unfortunately a common problem. However it is not the end of the world. My experience over the last 30 years shows that your data is often still recoverable.

If you are experiencing a:

  • SMART hard disk error 301.
  • Drive not found (3f0) error.
  • Hard Disk read error.
  • Disk is full error.
  • Hard drive error code 0142.

I Can Fix It!

I may not be able to fix the drive, but I probably can recover your data if the HDD or SSD is not too far gone. There are no guarantees, however my success rate is around 85%. If I can’t recover your data, I will bill you for the site visit only ($50.00 if in my standard service area).

Not seeing a service you need? Call me on 0408 072 757, I can probably help you!

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