gateway power supply upgrade fan replacement and new DVD drive
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

This was an older Pentium 4 XP system that a user wanted to keep going but was having issues powering on consistently and would constantly overheat and shut down.

We replaced the power supply, the rear exhaust fan and a DVD drive that hasn’t worked in years.  We were able to bring the running temperatures down by about 30 degrees and resolved any stability issues as a result.

If you have an older machine that you would like to keep running but is giving you issues give us a call.  We can make your older system run better than new.

Dell Optiplex SSD upgrade
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Dell Optiplex – SSD Hard Drive Upgrade

This customer reported that their Dell Optiplex, although not very old, had been running very slow and sometimes would not start up completely at all.  We diagnosed the issue as a failing old-style mechanical hard drive.  We replaced it with a brand new lightnening fast SSD hard drive and cloned the data from the old hard drive.

Since it was a cloned drive their was absolutely no difference in looks and useability to the user and the only noticeable difference was how extremely fast it was not.

If your computer is only a couple of years old but starting to feel sluggish let us talk to you about upgrading it to a new SSD drive and make it better than it was when it was new.

Dell Optiplex completely clogged with dust. before and after.
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Dirty Dell Optiplex Cleanup

We completely cleaned this dirty Dell Optiplex inside and out to let the fans cool efficiently and for the desktop work better and to not overheat.  A desktop computer will usually have 3+ fans inside constantly bringing in dirt and debris to clog up the fan itself and any vents used to cool the computer.

If it’s been a while since your computer was cleaned give us a call so that we can ensure it working as efficiently and reliably as possible.

Upgrade of a toshiba laptop to a new much faster solid state drive
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer had an older Toshiba laptop with failing hard drive that they wanted to use a backup laptop.  We replaced the older spinning hard drive with a new SSD hard drive.  Boot times were reduced to under 25 seconds as opposed to over 2 minutes with the old hard drive.

If you have an older laptop or desktop that is acting sluggish contact us and let us see if we can upgrade your hard drive to a solid state drive and get it back to better than new.

 

By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

We upgraded this older model iMac that was running slow and had repeated issues with its hard drive to a new blazingly fast SSD drive.  The iMac previously took over 5 mins to completely boot and it up and ready to use in under 30 seconds.  It not only improves the boot speed but every task from web browsing to opening your photos albums to watching movies.  Solid State Drives (SSD) remove all the slow moving parts from older mechanical hard drives to give your Mac or PC better performance than it had straight from the factory.  It also reduces the usual heat and noise from a traditional hard drive.

Call us today to upgrade your PC or Mac to a new SSD drive for only $120 labor plus parts.

Every customer who has upgraded to an SSD has been more than pleased and happy with the performance boost.

Angies List Super Service Award 2014
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The Asheville Computer Company has won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 2nd Year in a row.  This award shows our dedication to customer service and technical knowledge.  We strive to ensure that all our customers are as happy as we are to serve them.  We have met the following requirements to be awarded this prize and look forward to our award next year.

To be eligible for the Super Service Award businesses must accomplish the following 

  • Maintain an “A” Rating in each of the following areas:
    • Overall Grade, which averages all reviews received (3.5 GPA)
    • Recent Grade, which averages reviews from the last three years (3.5 GPA)
    • Review Period Grade, which averages reviews received since the previous November 1st to October 31st (GPA varies)
  • Must be in good standing with Angie’s List
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be in the top 5% of businesses in the Asheville, Arden, Fletcher, and Hendersonville area

Please give us a call so we can get started helping your with your home or business computer needs.  We would love to provide you with our award winning service.

 

Older imac ssd upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer’s iMac was reported as running slow, over heating, and the fans were very loud.  We opened it up and discovered that it was very clogged with dust and debris causing it to get very hot and run slowly.  We cleaned the boards and fans and upgraded the hard drive to an SSD (solid state drive) to reduce the heat even further and give a huge speed boost.

If you have an older Mac that doesn’t seem to be running as well as it should then please contact us so we can take a look and let you know your options.