Waikato’s Apple Specialists

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Mac Repairs

We do all things Mac. Hardware repairs, software updates, server configuration, data recovery, OS installs, computer upgrades and much more. Contact us to see how we can help.

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PC Repairs

We can help with your PC too. Our services include hardware and software support, data recovery, virus removal, system upgrade and much more! Get in touch to see how we can help.

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Data Recovery

Have you lost data? First, you MUST turn off your device to avoid risking further damage. To start the recovery process, contact us and we can discuss your options.

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Ongoing Support

We can provide ongoing support for your business. We can take care of all your computing needs and we’re only ever a phone call away. Speak to us to today to discuss your options.

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Contact Us:

Email:            support@sohotech.co.nz


Phone:          07 849 0289


Our office:    Unit 6

2 Pukete Road

Hamilton 3210


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Latest News:


Failing Seagate Hard Drives in 2009 – 2011 iMacs

If you have an iMac that was sold between October 2009 and July 2011 there’s a possibility your hard drive and therefore your data may be at risk. Apple emailed this to iMac owners at the time: Dear iMac owner, Apple has determined that certain 1TB Seagate hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems may fail. These systems were sold between October 2009 and July 2011. Our records show that you have an iMac with an affected 1TB Seagate hard drive. Apple will replace your hard drive with a new one, free of charge, under the iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program. Unfortunately, this replacement program has now ended. If you have an iMac from this time, and want to find out if your have a potentially bad drive, we are happy to assist you. Please contact us to find out more.... read more

Microsoft Office crashing on OSX 10.11 El Capitan

Users who have upgraded to the latest version of OS X El Capitan may be experiencing problems if they use Microsoft Office. Microsoft have acknowledged the issue and have said they are working to resolve it. Faisal Jeelani, who is part of the Outlook for Mac development team said: We are aware of the issue with Outlook 2011 on El Capitan and of Office 2016 on El Capitan. We are working on a fix for 2011 and for 2016 we are working closely with Apple to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Unfortunately we do not have any timelines for either fix, please stay tuned and thank you for your understanding. While Microsoft are working on a fix, it may be best to wait a while before upgrading your Mac to El Capitan. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact... read more

Upgrading your Mac Hard Drive

If your Mac is running slow, or you’ve been having other problems with it, one cause can be the hard drive. Possible problems Your hard drive is too full. Your Mac utilities free space on the hard drive to make things run smoother. If there isn’t enough free space for this, it can cause noticeable slow down and other issues. Your hard drive is failing. If your hard drive is failing, you’ll want to sort it out quickly to avoid losing your data. Symptoms include: Abnormal noises Periodic delays when using the system Failure to successfully read or write data to the drive The file system frequently needs to be “repaired” by Disk Utility Running applications lock up for no apparent reason Your hard drive is just old. Software is always moving forward, and as we update our software, the requirements to run it increase. Solutions Your hard drive is too full. Try getting rid of unnecessary items on your system. If you still have problems after doing this, it might be time to upgrade the drive itself. If you want advice on this or would like us to do it for you, please feel free to contact us. Your hard drive is failing. This is a bit more serious. Obviously the best thing to do is to keep backups of your important data. However, if you suspect your drive is failing and you have important data that you don’t want to lose, the first thing you need to do is switch it off. The more you use a drive while it’s in a distressed state, the more you increase your chance of losing your... read more