Welcome to PC Express

We are a national repair centre based in Sale Manchester for most electronic devices. Repairs are carried out all over the UK, just select a repair from the navigation bar to get started.

We repair: Laptops, PC's, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Satnavs & Game Consoles.

PC Express Business Ltd : Established 2007


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Why have iPhone 5 screen repairs increased in price?

Written by Steve.Maz. Posted in News / Offers, Repairs

iphoneReplacement screens are not all manufactured by Apple, LG or Sharp even though Chinese distributors would like you to believe they are, most of them are counterfeit. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or Original are words chosen to describe parts that are near Apple’s required quality standard when in actual fact would often be rejected by the OEM.

So what’s happening in the market?

A large over-supply of poor quality screens have forced Chinese suppliers to produce and deliver higher quality parts; there has been a huge increase of returns to many sellers making repair companies look to buy higher cost screen to reduce the defect rate.

Another reason is that Apple want you to upgrade to iPhone 6, the life cycle of an iPhone was intended to last around 3 years so Apple want people to transition off the old device to a new one. Apple have been seizing fake screens along with other counterfeit goods thus having a knock on effect to the cost of replacement parts. If the price of the replacement parts go up, it could make the older phones B.E.R. (Beyond Economical Repair).

Chinese part vendors have also been known to price fix especially when goods have been seized by customs; Apple may well be aggressively working alongside customs so seize inbound parts driving the cost of repairs up in order to increase sales of new handsets.

What about iPhone 6 ?

iPhone 6 LCD’s and 6 plus are believed to be following suit in the near future.

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Christmas Opening Times Dec 2014

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TreeWeds 24th Christmas Eve HALF DAY  9am til 2pm
Thurs 25th Christmas Day – CLOSED
Fri 26th Boxing Day – CLOSED
Sat 27th CLOSED
Sun 28th CLOSED

Mon 29th Open as usual 9am to 5:30pm
Tues 30th Open as usual 9am to 5:30pm
Weds 31st New Years Eve HALF DAY 9am til 2pm
Thurs 1st New Years Day CLOSED
Fri 2nd CLOSED
Sat 3rd CLOSED
Sun 4th CLOSED

Monday 5th Jan – Normal service resumes

From all at PC Express have a Merry Christmas and and Happy New Year !

iPhone 6 Repairs already on the go

Written by Steve.Maz. Posted in News / Offers, Repairs

Before the release of the iPhone 6 later this month, many manufactures are looking at replacement parts for this amazing piece of kit. It’s not yet known if there will be any flaws but looking at the sleek design and craftsmanship, the iPhone 6 is a beautifully made masterpiece of advanced technology which is set to be a sell out much faster than the iPhone 5 5c and 5s.

Here are some sneak preview pictures of a real iPhone 6 before it’s announcement on the 9th September 2014. We look forward to hearing what features iOS 8 brings too.

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Pink Dell 1525 2nd User Laptop £160

Written by Rob Rawcliffe. Posted in News / Offers

CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR220140221_094330
Hard Drive: 
Screen: 15.4″ LCD
Graphics: Intel
Wireless: Yes, b/g
USB Ports: 3
Webcam: Yes
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Warranty: 3 Months RTB
Comes with: AC Adapter
Lid Colour: Pink

Price: £160

Advent 7105 2nd User Laptop £99

Written by Rob Rawcliffe. Posted in News / Offers

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CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+
Hard Drive: 80GB IDE
Screen: 15.4″ LCD
Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 200m
Wireless: Yes, b/g
USB Ports: 4
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3
Warranty: 3 Months RTB
Comes with: AC Adapter

Price: £99

Simple advice on keeping your computer safe

Written by Steve.Maz. Posted in Fixes Tweaks, News / Offers

imagesWe’re 3 jobs away from the 10,000 mark here at PC Express. Of the 10,000 jobs taken in around 40% are virus removal jobs and 30% of them hard drive failure. We’d like to take this moment to remind you of some little things you can do to minimise the risk of infection or hard drive failure.


  • Never open an email attachment that you are not expecting unless is from someone you know. Even if you do know sender you should be sure it’s something they have actually sent you. Attachments to be wary of end in .ZIP .EXE .SCR. Attachments that are generally safe are .PDF .JPG.
  • Never login to websites from a link in an email, especially for Banks, Royal Mail, Couriers, eBay or PayPal. These links often take you to a replica site that will steal your login credentials. The safest way is to visit the website through your internet browser and login that way.
  • Don’t listen to anyone who calls you claiming to fix your computer, they may even claim to be from Microsoft. They aren’t. Just say “No thank you and put the phone down”.
  • When installing programs, rather than clicking ‘Next, next, next’ in a hurry. Check to see if other things are being bundled with the software you are installing that you may not want or need.
  • Ignore tools that claim to ‘Boost’ and ‘Speed up’ your computer 95% are bogus and ransom you into paying money. A good, free tool for clean up in CCleaner available from Piriform.


Always keep a recent back up of data, weekly is a good idea. Hard drives are part mechanical and part electronic. Both these technologies are prone to sudden failure at any time.
Try to avoid moving around with the laptop whilst its on, the hard drive has moving parts inside and moving the laptop during use can cause shocks to the drive.
Don’t put off buying a backup solution, so many customers say they intended to do it and never get around to it resulting in either complete data loss or very expensive specialist data recovery. You can pick up an External Hard Drive for £40-£50. Specialist data recovery will cost £300+. Cloud backup solutions are also available which will automate backups for you.

One final tip for laptop owners, if you are carrying your laptop around, unplug the power cable from the laptop first. Not doing this is likely to damage your power socket over time which is another popular repair we provide.

If you want more information or advice please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 291 1044 or follow us on any of our social media links.