By Keiran / dcsl / 0 Comments

Dear Customers,

We wanted to post this update as we have received a few calls today from worried customers with the uncertainty with regards to the looming lockdown.

We have already been granted permission to remain open as an essential business, same as last time, as we are providing essential IT services to those working from home and home schooling.

This permission has been granted by Derby City Council / Environmental Health.

Your devices are safe in our care and you can continue to bring your devices to us for repair – In fact, we encourage it (help out a small business!).

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch however we wanted to contact all our customers to restore some peace of mind.

You can track your jobs as normal online by following the instructions in your welcome email and we will be introducing a contactless ‘drop and go’ solution shortly, where you can book in your own device online!

Thank you for your continued business and support and together, we will get through Lockdown 2.0!

Thanks,
The team at DCSL

By Keiran / dcslGeneral / 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

So you may or may not know that tomorrow (04/05/2020) we are re-opening our retail shop!

We have been in close communication with Derby City Council and we have taken every precaution we can to ensure pubic and staff safety when we re-open. We will be operating reduced, yet extended hours... Intriguing - I know!

So instead of Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri - 9-5 and Weds and Sat - 9-1, We are now open 10 until 4 Monday until Saturday temporarily.

We are really looking forward to seeing our regular customers in store and welcoming some new faces!

Now, onto the modding! Before we re-open I have decided I've earned a well deserved afternoon off. What better way of doing it than modding GTA V whilst at the same time paying tribute to our amazing NHS and essential workers (and getting some pretty cool cars and map upgrades).

Steam have decided now is the time to update Ark Survival Evolved which at the time of typing this has 5 hours download time left.... So had some time to kill!

If anyone has any mod ideas or if you are a fellow modder and have any suggestions, let me know!

Keiran.

By Keiran / GamingReviews / 0 Comments

Hi guys, so this is my first time writing a review so please take it easy on me!

As many people close to me know, I do like the odd PC game, however it takes a certain game to pique my interest. Comedy is generally the way forward with me and when I saw some reviews for this game on Steam, I had to give it a go.

Not For Broadcast is a game where you control the news. You are in control of camera angles, censorship, Advertising and keeping the show on the air by staying clear of interference.

I didn't realise when downloading this game just how fun it would be. I need to point out at this stage that this game is not for kids or those of a sensitive disposition. The adult humour and language took me by surprise at first as I expected this to be a simple simulation type game at first, but I was pleasantly surprised.

This is definitely a British game and the overall theme of the broadcasts definitely tie in to current political events, but in a fun way.

The game is currently in early release so there are only three levels / scenarios to play, but when you complete these three, you immediately find yourself looking forward to what the developers add on next - A bit like waiting for the next episode of The Masked Singer UK! (I knew Daisy was Kelis and Monster is DEFINATELY not Ceelo Green). Anyway, back to the game!

The graphics are really good and the mixture of gaming graphics alongside real world footage fit together seamlessly.

This game isn't all about controlling the news - There is a story line element to it which your advertising and choices in the broadcasts have an influence over. There is not a great deal of the storyline in the Early Access, but I really hope this is something the developers are working on for the future updates as this really ties the game together.

At £11.39 I was a bit sceptical at first but trust me - It's worth it even for the hour and a half of playing the Early Access 3 levels.

So that's it, my first review. It's only short and sweet but after playing this game I had to tell someone about it and I thought where better than here!

Have you played this game? Have you got any questions? I want to know. Get in touch in the comments below 🙂


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By Keiran / dcsl / 0 Comments
Hi guys, I just wanted to share something quite shocking that I’ve just found out.
 
I’ll start at the beginning…
 
A customer in the shop last week said ‘I’m amazed at how much cheaper it is to fix than I expected. I suppose, if my Land Rover broke down and needed looking at, I wouldn’t just bin it and buy a new one would I!”
 
That statement has stayed with me all week and has set me the goal of calculating how much E-Waste we stop going to landfill in store.
 
According to a recent publication from The Guardian, over 50 million Tonnes of E-Waste (Computers, mobiles, tablets, TV’s etc) are going to landfill every single year. We knew it was bad, but didn’t know it was that bad. (Read the article here)
 
When we launched back in August last year, we started the ‘Fix It – Don’t Trash It’ campaign. We want to show you how much more affordable it is to repair your tech as opposed to replacing it.
 
Watch this space – This time next year we will be releasing a report on how much we’ve saved from landfill.
To find out more about our eco-pledge, please feel free to get in touch and we would be more than happy to tell you how you can reduce e-waste and your utility bills by using your tech in a more eco-friendly way!
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Job Description We are a small computer shop in Chaddesden, Derby, who carry out laptop, computer, games console, mobile phone and tablet repairs, sales of new and refurbished devices and custom built computers. We are looking for a school leaver or college student to join our rapidly expanding busi…
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Hey guys,

Thought I would write up a quick post to introduce us and give you a bit of an update.

So, we are Derbyshire Computer Services LTD. Run by Keiran and Andy, we are currently in the process of taking over Reid and Gosi LTD on Eden Road in Chaddesden. Once this is complete, we will be taking over the shop and bringing with us a wealth of experience and some great new ideas!

During the period of transition, we hope to create minimal disruption to existing customers. We will be doing the rounds to introduce ourselves to business customers as well as being around in the shop over the next few weeks, so pop in and say hello - We're really looking forward to meeting you all!

As we take this small computer shop into its 3rd generation (Fleetwood Computers - Reid and Gosi LTD - Derbyshire Computer Services LTD), we hope to carry on the tradition as well as bring in some exciting new ideas and products.

So guys, that's it in a nutshell. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be updating our Facebook page with details of when we take over the page and will keep all customers up-to-date with details.

See you all soon!
Keiran