This service is operated on a cost recovering basis for personal computers owned by University members. Upgrades can be carried out on PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. If performance is being limited by insufficient memory or too small a hard disk, these and other deficiencies can be remedied for a cost well below that of a machine replacement.The service is operated in collaboration with Equinox Maintenance Limited and some equipment is sent off site for upgrades.
Most manufacturers are catered for and depending on part availability, upgrades can often be carried out more quickly than our typical 7 to 14 working day turn-around. Wherever possible, only good quality, branded parts from well-known manufacturers are used, consistent with economic pricing. All work carries a 90 day warranty on parts and labour unless otherwise advised.
|Machine Upgrade Price Guidelines - including all parts and labour but excluding VAT|
|Service||Size||PC Laptop||PC Desktop||Mac Laptop||Mac Desktop|
|Memory Upgrade||Prices start at £35 but are very variable. We will provide a quote for your specific machine|
|Hard Disk Replacement * For other sizes please ask
||320 GB||(SATA) £78||
|750 GB||(SATA) £98||
|1 TB||(SATA) £112||(SATA) £96||(SATA) £112||(SATA) £96|
|120 GB||(SSD) £126||
|240 GB||(SSD) £186||
|External USB Hard Disk Enclosure
includes fitting the machine's internal Hard Disk into the caddy
|Upgrading the System Board||
|Adding a Firewire Card||
||£ 55||£ 30||£ 55||£ 30|
|Adding PCI-Express card||
||£ 55||£ 65||£ 55||£ 65|
|Adding an Interface (USB, Parallel or Serial port)||
||£ 55||£ 35||£ 65||£ 55|
|Adding a TV/Teletext card||
|Adding a Sound Card or upgrading Video Card||
||Please ask about this for your desktop machine|
|Adding a CD-RW/DVD drive||
|Adding a DVD-RW drive||
||Please ask||Please ask||Please ask|
|Last price update: May 2nd, 2013|
We will fit parts which you have purchased elsewhere at a rate of £60+VAT per hour for labour. The minimum charge is £35 inc VAT. Please note, however, that we do not provide any warranty for parts we have not sourced and will make an additional charge for removal if this proves necessary for supplied parts which are faulty or non compatible.
* If you require a data backup or operating system re-install in conjunction with this service we offer a discount on the total price - please ask via the enquiry form.
Please book Apple Macs warranty repairs in via the Apple Warranty Repairs form. Hardware problems or upgrades for any other machines under warranty should normally be referred to the supplier/manufacturer since hardware modifications by third parties may invalidate the warranty.