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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Computer Woes

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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The Plaza in downtown Chapala

The Plaza in downtown Chapala, Mexico

Akaisha and I have identical Acer Swift3 computers that we use to run our popular website . We always buy the same models so that we can trouble shoot one from the other if or when it's necessary.

Akaisha started having issues with her webcam and microphone a few months ago and we had our tech check it out. He found the issue was a faulty video cable. This cable runs from your mother board and operates your screen, camera, and mic.

Then I, too, started having the same issue. Every time I moved my screen with the camera on, my PC would freeze and I would have to re-boot. Besides being annoying, it meant that my camera was shot.

Various tries at fixing our dilemma

Getting parts for these boxes in Mexico seems to be a challenge and shipping from the states is hit or miss. We both tried USB Webcams for a temporary fix, but had limited success.

While Akaisha was visiting family in the US, we found the cables from an online parts supplier and had them shipped to her there.

Step one completed.

Amazingly brilliant, very skilled computer repair guy

Upon her returning to Chapala, we needed to have the cables installed. This was not a job for an inexperienced technician, so I called Abraham - who in my opinion - is the best tech in this area.

Abraham used to have a shop here in town which is where I first met him. Now he makes house calls (!) which is even more convenient for the customer.

He arrived close-to-on-time, this is Mexico after all, and we had a work table complete with power ready for him. He immediately got to work on Akaisha’s PC, since he already knew the history of the issue.

Focused and diligently working, he dug into the guts of the PC and disassembled the screen to get to the cable connections. He then installed the new part, checked to be sure that the pc and screen came on, then did a video/sound check before putting it back together.

Done and tested, it now works fine.

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Then he began work on my box with the same no-nonsense approach and it, too, was rapidly and expertly fixed.

Abraham was here for one-and-a-half-hours and charged 300 Pesos for each computer repair, about $14.00 USD.

There are many things we enjoy about living in Mexico, and this convenient, affordable computer repair is just one of them!

Abraham's contact info is available by sending us an email at

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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