macbook pro lines in screen repair
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Macbook Pro was dropped and the screen was damaged with many visible lines in the screen. The customer was given many repair quotes around town but chose us for the repair due to our better pricing, history with Mac repair and great customer reviews.

We were able to replace the entire screen and get the Macbook running like new. If you have broken  screen on your Macbook or are having other issues with your Mac please give us a call or stop by the shop for a free quote.

 

macbook pro for sale
By Asheville Computer Company / FOR SALELaptopMacSOLD / / 0 Comments

******************** UPDATE: SOLD ********************

 

2012 Macbook Pro - i7 processor - 8GB RAM - MacOS Sierra

Very lightly used Macbook Pro 2012 model. It has a very fast i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. It has a new 500GB hard drive and MacOS Sierra installed. There is very little wear on the laptop.

It has  MacOS installed (Sierra).

It comes with a 90-day warranty on the hardware with an extended 1 or 2 year warranty available.

Please call, text or message with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing.

You can test it out in person at our shop M-F from 12 - 5:30.

 

 

macbook pro for sale
dell cracked lcd screen
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer dropped their 17 inch Dell laptop and needed a screen replacement. The laptop was in good working condition but just needed a new LCD screen at a reasonable price.

We were able to get their new screen installed in a just a few days and the laptop was back up and running good as new.

If you have a laptop with a broken screen give us a call to get a quote. Most laptops can be fixed for a reasonable, flat rate.

 

hp chromebook lcd replacement
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer used a Chromebook at school and the screen cracked one day and got progressively worse.

We were able to replace the screen on this HP Chromebook with no issues and get them back at school with a working laptop in a very short time and for a very small cost compared to a new laptop.

If you have a laptop or Chromebook with broken screen or any other issues give us a call to have it checked out and repaired.

macbook pro screen replacement
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Macbook Pro came to us with a cracked screen. Due to the way Macbooks are constructed it’s necessary to change out the whole top of the laptop and not just the LCD screen. This customer received a few quotes around town that were significantly higher than the repair bill from us.

We were able to replace the screen for several hundred dollars cheaper than other computer shops in town and do it with a quick turnaround.

We saved the customer hundreds on the repair and a thousand or more over buying a new Macbook.

If you have a Macbook with a broken screen, bad keyboard or trackpad or isn’t running as fast as it should bring it us to get it back up and running like new again.

We service both Mac and PC hardware and software issues.

hp cleanup
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopLaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

We have gathered some recent before and after photos from computers (PCs and Macs) that needed a good cleaning inside and out.

The fans on these computers continuously draw in air, dirt and dust that will eventually clog vents and cause it to overheat. This reduces the lifespan of your devices and can cause premature failure, reduce speed and functionality.

Your computer needs regular maintenance for the software and hardware. If your computer isn't running like it should bring it to us and we will get it back in shape for the new year.

hp cleanup
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custom PC dirty
dirty dell cleanup
dirty dell cpu fan
dirty dell desktop power supply
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macbook dirty
mackeeper removal ram upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

A recent customer reported that their Macbook, though only a few years old, was starting to run slow and had some programs installed that they could not remove.  Although, historically, the Mac has been better at not getting virus infections, malware infestations and nuisance adware type programs, that has changed recently.  OSX is completely capable of getting infected either by a virus, malware, proxy redirect or just about any other issue a PC user would face.

In this case, it was only a program called MacKeeper. MacKeeper was installed intentionally but because a nuisance with pop-ups and constant alerts slowing down the computer and interrupting normal use.  The user was unable to uninstall it and remove it from the computer. We were able shut down the program and get all signs of it removed along with a couple of other unnecessary programs.

While working on the laptop we let the user know that only a small amount of RAM was installed and that was a major source of their slowdown.  We upgraded their ram to 8GB from 2GB and the laptop was working better than ever and had plenty of RAM to ensure that several programs and browser tabs running at the same time wouldn’t slow it down, any more.

If your Mac is being slowed down by unwanted programs that start up when you boot or you would just like it to be cleaned up give us a call. While we do the clean-up and optimization we can check the hardware to see if anything can be upgraded or needs to be replaced to make it run, even better.

 

macbook failed hard drive
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer had a Macbook that was only a couple years old but had been dropped a few times and had some wear and tear on the outside and inside. As a result, the hard drive had been damaged and refused to boot. The failed hard drive was so badly damaged no data could be recovered directly from the drive. There was also some visible damage on the outside along with a very common problem with Mac laptops, missing feet.

We replaced the hard drive with a new solid state drive (SSD) and restored their data from a time machine backup. As a result of having a good backup they didn’t lose any data even though the hard drive failed.

They get the added benefit of having a much faster hard drive and it protects against any future drops or falls the laptop may take that would damage a normal spinning hard drive.

Don’t wait for your laptop hard drive to fail before bringing it to us for a repair. If your laptop has been dropped or treated roughly and you think it’s slowing down, as a result, bring it to us to have it checked out.

 

Dell 5588 SSD upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer brought us a fairly new Dell 5588 laptop that was working fine but was starting to feel a little sluggish. Even a new computer with a fast processor and lots of RAM can feel slow and sluggish due to the old spinning 5400 rpm hard drive.  The hard drive, especially the slow 5400 rpm mechanical drives, are the slowest part of a modern computer and causes most of the bottlenecks that most people experience when using their computer.

We upgraded this drive to an SSD that made this laptop faster than it was when it came out of the box.  Most manufacturers skimp on the hard drive speed and give you more space than you need because the large number looks attractive to buyers.

We know from experience that an SSD hard drive upgrade for your desktop or laptop can make a huge difference in the performance and enjoyment of your computer.  We can upgrade almost any computer and can do so with a fast turn around.

Don’t spend another frustrating day waiting on your Mac of PC computer.  Bring it to us and we will make it fly.

 

dead laptop hard drives
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopLaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments
dead laptop hard drives
dead laptop hard drives

 

dead desktop hard drives
dead desktop hard drives

We collect quite a few dead hard drives both from desktops and laptops and they need to be properly disposed of so that their data doesn’t get into the wrong hands.  We gathered up some of the recent hard drives we’ve replaced from customer systems for a quick photo shoot before destroying them.

When a hard drive is replaced we usually give the customer 30 days or so to make sure that all data was recovered before we destroy the original drive.  It’s important to give that time to ensure that all data that is recoverable is recovered and once it’s verified that the drive be destroyed beyond reasonable means of recovery.

Hard drives even when erased can still contain financial, personal and sensitive information that should not be made available to someone with physical access to the drive.