Making Technology Work
From Edinburgh Castle
Getting to the Grassmarket from the Castle couldn’t be easier – just walk down the Castle Wynd North steps from the Castle Esplanade all the way down into the Grassmarket. Alternatively, you can take the West Bow steps from the Lawnmarket (just down from the castle) directly onto Victoria Street.
From the West (Lothian Road, the West End, Princess Street)
Kings Stables Road provides direct access into the area and is perfect for those coming to the area by car as it provides plenty of on-street parking and access to the Castle Street NCP car park. The area is also accessed from the west via Bread Street, Lochrin Terrace and West Port.
From the East (George IV Bridge, Royal Mile, Chambers Street)
Turn onto George IV Bridge from either the Royal Mile or Chambers street and you’re here! Walk down Victoria Street (just across from the National Library of Scotland) or Candlemaker Row (by the iconic, unmissable Greyfriar’s Bobby) and you’ll head down into the heart of the Grassmarket. The easiest parking from this direction is the pay and display bays on Chambers Street.
From the South (Cowgate, Holyrood Park, the Pleasance)
Walk or drive along the Cowgate which opens directly up into the Grassmarket. This is one of the oldest ways to access the Grassmarket – and judging by how easy it is – it’s easy to see why.
Buses 23, 27, 35, 41, 45 and Night Bus 27 drop you on George IV Bridge. Turn down Victoria Street (just across from the National Library of Scotland) or Candlemaker Row (by the iconic, unmissable Greyfriar’s Bobby) and you’ll head down into the heart of the Grassmarket.
Bus 2 will take you right into the heart of the Grassmarket itself.
Situated in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh’s Old Town, G-TEC endeavours to provide solutions to any technological problem.
Whether you have dropped your mobile phone and smashed the screen or taken your IPOD for a swim, G-TEC can help. We offer fast, reliable and affordable repairs for all today’s modern technology.
No job too small… or too large!!!
If you need a new power button on your Nokia or a new screen on your Dell, G-TEC is only a phone call away.
Remember we operate on a NO FIX, NO FEE basis.
If your item can’t be repaired or is beyond economical repair, we don’t charge you a penny.
G-TEC carries a wide range of accessories to help you to keep your technology performing at it’s optimum, such as chargers, protective cases, headsets, batteries, fascia, screen protectors and FREE ADVICE!!!
In addition to our technology repair service, G-TEC also offers a wide range of additional support services including:
- Internet Access
- Rapid Battery Charging
- Affordable Sim-Free Mobiles
Unlocking a mobile allows sim-cards from different networks to be used in your handset. This may be required if you decide to change networks to perhaps get a better tariff. Most makes and models are covered but prices can vary, so please phone first.
The most popular models for unlocking are Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and LG. G-TEC can unlock all the most popular handsets, but also specialises in unlocking the more obscure and specialised handsets, such as HTC (XDA, Diamond etc), Alcatel, ZTE, Blackberry, Sagem, the list goes on!!!!
Prices for unlocking start from £5.
LCD Repair is by far the most frequent repair, so G-TEC stocks the most popular models and next day delivery for the more obscure models.
Prices for LCD repair vary from £15 to over £100 for some models, please phone 0131 6290098 for an immediate quote.
Software Faults can cause a mobile phone to behave unpredictably or even to cease functioning entirely. G-TEC has the equipment and the knowledge to restore, upgrade and repair software faults on all the leading makes and models.
Software fault repairs generally cost £10 for most models.
Water Damage is also a frequent occurrence with mobile phones, G-TEC offers a free appraisal service for water damaged handsets and operates on a No Fix No Fee basis.
MOBILE PHONE UNLOCKING AND REPAIR
G-TEC offers a rapid turn-around on screen repairs at unbeatable prices. Many repairs can be completed within 24hrs (dependant on weekends and time repair received). Typically a modern LCD supply and fit will cost around £140 (15.4in), but there are many different makes, models and sizes, so phone for an exact price.
Charging faults are one of the most common faults to laptops, they usually occur through general were and tear. We will always check the laptop charger first, if it is just the charger we do not charge for the repair. Charging blocks (internal) which have come away from the main board are repaired at a fixed rate of £59.99.
Keyboard replacements are one of the most common faults with notebooks. We can either try to repair the keyboard or replace it. Again keyboard prices vary, but the average cost of a keyboard supply and fir is approx £45.00.
We can fix all types of software faults. Whether we can cleanse the faults or the notebook may need a complete reinstall this is covered in our complete fixed price repair and rescue.
We charge from £30 for a standard repair. This means we will start the repair the day you bring it in, our average repair is completed within 24 to 48 hrs.
IPod and iPhone repairs undertaken, in house and often same day where possible. Check the table below for pricing information or phone for a free estimate.
We offer a drive flashing service for all 360 console including the BENQ, Lite-On, Samsung, Toshiba and Hitachi. The latest iXtreme firmware is currently at version 1.61 and allows consoles to play the latest Wave 4 games (Hitachi firmware is currently still only at version 1.51). The cost of flashing your drive is dependant on the model, many of the newer drives are more complex and cost more. Prices vary from £25 to £50. Drive replacements can also be performed, with the new drive “keyed” correctly to the console.
The main repair for the Wii is generally DVD drive problems, articles stuck in the drive, discs not ejecting, discs not reading and multiple discs inserted into the drive. Prices for repairs of these kind start at £25.
PSP and Other Handhelds
A variety of repairs for all handhelds can be performed, LCD replacement, Fascia replacement, faulty buttons replaced, just phone for an estimate.