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With 15 years’ experience at the highest level of commercial IT support, Al Findlay can solve any domestic hardware or software problem – restoring your confidence in your own computer.
Covering all East Devon at your home, or to take away, fix and return. ‘Excellent knowledge, advice and a very professional service’.  Fixed prices available to quote for common problems.

Reviews (16)
Marie Dunn from Sidmouth , May 29, 2018
Al has always given me prompt and efficient service. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others locally.
Tracey from Sidmouth , November 19, 2017
Can't recommend them enough. Trustworthy and knowledgeable. Very fair and quick to respond. I am so glad that I was told to give them a call. Whatever your problem they will help
Ian Phelps from Sittingbourne, Kent , November 10, 2017
A totally hassle-free experience.
As I was unable to unable to do the job myself, I contacted Al who quickly arranged an appointment for my mother in Sidmouth and installed and checked a router for her.
Al was professional and knowledgeable, punctual and friendly AND all for an excellent price.
I would certainly recommend Al for anyone looking for an IT technician.
Fred Vanstone from Budleigh Salterton , August 27, 2017
Al is absolutely first class in everyway.
His knowledge of computers is second to none.
Very highly recommended.
Michèle Waterhouse from Sidmouth, UK and Paris, France , October 27, 2016
My 82 year-old mum was in panic when windows 10 downloaded of its own accord on her computer and made it crash.
Everything went haywire and it was only with Al’s precious and professional help that we were able to get things sorted.
Al responded very quickly and efficiently and explained things clearly. Not only was my mum totally reassured about the whole thing, but solutions were found very quickly and at a very reasonable cost. I live in France but the distance made no difference. Al kept me updated and responded to my first phone call with a return call within a couple of hours despite it being the evening. Any future problems either with my mum’s computer or my own, I certainly know who I’m calling !!! Highly recommended.
Chantal Cote from Budleigh Salterton , April 28, 2016
Thank you Al and your teammate for work well done. I have worked for 9 years with B&Q as a customer service representative and cashier and I can say that you go out of your way to provide excellent service to customers. I'm impressed with your thoroughness and attention to details. You are a genuine type of guy. I called your office this morning and I was helped with all my queries with great patience. What can I say? Is the customer right? Of course, I'm right! You are fabulous ;o) As I say in quebecois, Merci beaucoup! A la prochaine. Chantal God bless.
GW Luedicke from Budleigh Salterton , May 19, 2015
My desktop PC recently broke down on me and not knowing anyone locally to help I looked in our local business telephone directory and selected Al Findlay. I had no problems contacting him and he arranged a visit for 2 days later. He arrived on time and after opening up the PC Casing, he identified a problem with my hard drives and the amount of accumulated dust that over the years had blocked up the casing vents. He took my PC back to his workshops for both cleaning and also fitting new hard drives after first contacting me to advise on costs.
3 days later he returned a gleaming PC equipped with new hard drives and raring to go. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Al Findlay to any of my friends or family and if I was asked to rate his manner, workmanship and competitive pricing, I would give him a definite 10 out of 10. Thank you Al, you are a credit to your trade and to the East Devon Business Community.
Larry Cole from Sidmouth , December 23, 2014
Al Findlay knows his stuff. He has fixed both of our laptops in the last year with a prompt, professional and very competitively priced service that cannot be faulted. He inspires confidence with his impressive level of knowledge and technical skills but without coming across as a geek or blinding with science.
Highly recommend Al Findlay to anyone. Excellent!
David Gay from Honiton , July 17, 2014
Just had Al round to install new computer and upgrade to Windows 7. All went very smoothly and within a couple of hours we were up and running. He also gave me advice on what to buy, prices, internet purchasing etc. and we are very pleased with the end result. Competitive rates, too. Will definitely use Al again for any tuition or problems in the future.
Ronald Richards from Budleigh Salterton , May 7, 2014
After an unsatisfactory and expensive visit by a nearby computer support firm I was desperate to find help. I found Al Findlay through Our Local Expert and after his call on me today everything is fixed.
I can only endorse the recommendations in other reviews. Prompt and reliable in response, he knows exactly what he is doing and does it with a minimum of fuss but with clear explanations. Add to this a friendly manner and very reasonable charges. What more can I say?
Nick Hall - a.k.a. Nick Local Expert from sidmouth , August 28, 2013
Al Findlay offers something you could not imagine from an IT / hosting company – he offers personal, human support and advice! He is proactive. He prioritises your work if it needs a priority response, and he makes a point of keeping you updated. No call filtering, no call waiting. If you don’t catch Al, leave a message and he’ll get back to you. If he says he’s going to do something, he actually does it.
I don’t need to look elsewhere for price comparisons – I’m sure I could just ask Al and he would tell me the cheapest alternatives, but Al’s prices are comparable to the cheapest, and his service is everything you could want. I’m very happy to be a client of Al’s – he provides absolute peace of mind.
Derek Bradbury from Budleigh Salterton , April 26, 2013
I have no hesitation in recommending Al Findlay for his excellent competence with personal computer problems. He is highly knowledgeable, cheerful and a pleasure to deal with, being very glad to answer any of his customer's questions. And his fees are sensible.
Jeff White from Budleigh salterton , February 21, 2013
I cannot speak more highly of Al.
Response was immediate.
Action decisive and exact.
Result - complete satisfaction and a new life for my computer - at a very reasonable cost.
Would recommend Al without any hesitation.
From Twitter: @Lamb22Lamb from From Twitter , February 8, 2013
Al Findlay IT expert from Newton Poppleford sorted out computer, quickly, efficiently, politely and cheaply!
‘A lady of a certain age’ SG from By Email , July 11, 2012
Just want to let you know I asked Alf Findlay (from our Local Expert) to help out with a Computer problem and he was FANtastic.

I would never have found him without Our Local Expert and he is a gem.
Polite - helpful - patient and reasonable cost.
Nick H from Sidmouth , January 25, 2011
For IT support in East Devon, there's nothing Al Findlay can't do!
I should know, I used to work with Al on an IT helpdesk, and I'd always go to him for advice. Everyone did!
I can't keep up with the continually changing landscape of IT, but Al does, and I now use him for all my support needs at home and in the office.
He is not only trustworthy, but excellent for giving you all the options, and for sourcing components at good prices.