End of Summer Special


And another summer is done....and its time to cool off your comouter and get your computer ready for the fall...

Call us @ 250-890-1065 and take advantage of an awesome "End of Summer Cleanup Special"...have one of our friendly geeks come out and cleanup your devices for an amazing deal of $129.99*

We will get all your software up to date, confirm you have a strong working antivirus, make sure your devices are syncing information properly, help with backing up your documents and all the pictures you took all summer long, and so much more.

And if you are in the market for a new fast working machine, we do sell all types of laptops, towers, tablets, both Apple and Windows machines. So come see the geeks in Courtenay or Comox!!!

*$129.99 for the first hour and a half, and then billed in 15 minute increments

Tech Talks

My Tech Guys now offers group seminars on a wide range of topics.  Sessions are $20.00 or $150.00 for the 10 session series.  They are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 starting October 1st at our Courtenay Store.  If you would like to request a topic, have questions or would like to register Call Richard Caissie at 250-338-4411.

See below for a detailed list of Tech Talks

Tech Talk Overview:

October 1st. - Cloud Computing:
Learn what cloud computing is and how you are already using it everyday.

October 8th. - Cloud Storage:
Learn how to set up a cloud storage account and what you can do with it.

October 15th. - Tablets and Smart Phones:
What is Tablet computing about. What are the advantages and disadvantages.

October 22nd. - Apple iOS and Android Devices:
What are the differences between iPads and Android devices and which one is right for you.

October 29th. - iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod:
Learn about Apples new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod

Rotary Youth Exchange Opportunity
With schools locked out I wanted to get the message out about Rotary Youth Exchange, an amazing program that takes students and send them to other countries to live for up to a year where they stay with families and go to school.  For a list of countries we exchange with click here.
Comox Bay Sailing Club Race Around Denman

On September 6th and 7th I had the pleasure of my first keelboat race around Denman Island.  This was not only awesome because we won (which is always nice), but we had a great skipper, Andrew Walther, and phenominal crew consisting of Jen, Julia and Jon.  My job title was "Rail Meat" helping keep the sailboat level, as well as assisting with jibes and tacks, grinding and of course learning new words so I could understand what was being asked of me.

Cumberland Museum "Peoples History"

For those of you who have not been to the Cumberland museum in the past few months will want to RUN (don't walk) to check out the new People's History exhibit which has 4 personalized tour guides you access through the kiosks throughout the museum.  This interactive presentation lets visitors choose the guide they want, then have various aspects of Cumberland's history explained from the point of view of historical figures.


My Tech Guys was happy to be able to help support the project as well as donate our time to assist the Cumberland Museum tackle some of its technical challenges (including sound system, website, email and computer glitches).

Dodge City Comedy Showdown
Xplornet Satlelite Internet


Sign up today to Xplornet's new rate plans and get:

  • Speeds fast enough to stream video and download large files even if you live in a remote area
  • An affordable service with no hidden fees
  • The ability to have your whole home connected (iPads, iPods, Laptops, Cell Phones) 1
  • Enough usage allowance to watch online movies and shows, plus customized options to pay for more only if you need more!
  • 24/7/365 Canadian Support
  • Satisfaction Guarantee - we give a full money-back guarantee! 2
  • No equipment to buy

For more information stop by our Courtenay or Comox Stores or call 250-890-1065

Phone Spa Arrived at My Tech Guys

Send your Mobile Phone to the Spa at My Tech Guys!

My Tech Guys are excited to announce the arrival of our new Phone Spa.  Designed to clean electronics that have met with unplanned circumstances such as red wine or salt water, it can clean in places you cannot reach by hand.

The addition of a state of the art Ultra Sonic Cleaning Spa at My Tech Guys has enhanced the our ability to repair your phone from liquid damage and it's associated affects.

Many of our customers have had the unfortunate situation where their phone was dropped into water and it either stops working or works erratically.  We have had great success in repairing many of these phones and now with the help of our Ultra Sonic Cleaning Spa will be able to save even more from the landfill.

Deep cleaning with the Ultra Sonic Cleaning Machine will remove all contaminants such as corrosion and dirt and restore the function to damaged devices.

Ultrasonic cleaning is the rapid and complete removal of contaminants from objects by immersing them in a tank of liquid flooded with high frequency sounds waves. These non-audible sound waves create a scrubbing brush action within the fluid.

Friendly Reminder Program and Backup Monitoring

What is the Friendly Reminder Program?

Well, it is a preventative maintainence program designed to add longevity to your computer system.  This can be done in 2 ways:

1) REMOTELY: Call you and connect into your computer to update your software for security, check on your security protection and backups, check for errors, and cleanup unneeded programs running on your computer.

2) ONSITE: Come to you and dust out and physically examine your computer, check for failing hard drive, update your software for security, check on your security protection and backups, check for errors, and cleanup unneeded programs running on your computer. (This option can also be done in-store)

The program is free to join and you will get a friendly reminder phone call in 6 month intervals for the option to have a cleaning.

We also offer a Backup Monitoring Service to ensure your information is backing up properly and a notifiction will be forwarded on to you if maintainence is required.  This is an annual paid service of $50.00 for a single computer or $100.00 for multiple computers.


Most of us are familiar with the little pop-ups we get asking us to install updates.  While they only take a few minutes to complete, many of us are guilty of postponing them or just ignoring them completely. But keeping up with these computer updates is actually very important when it comes to having a healthy and secure computer. These updates are just as important as having an anti-virus program.

One of the biggest and most important reasons keeping up with computer updates is so important is the fact that they help to keep our computer secure.  While they may not directly say so, a lot of these updates have to do with updating our security software aaltnd ensuring our computers are kept safe from any possible threats.  Not updating or postponing these security updates can leave your computer vulnerable to things such as malware or computer viruses that can go in and steal important information.

Some of the most common updates are:

  • Windows or Apple OS updates
  • Java
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Office
  • Quick Time 
  • iTunes

If you have any questions or feel its been awhile since you've done any updates,  

call us and book a service call or remote service call 250-338-4411