carbonite secure cloud backup
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessMacPC / / 0 Comments

Crashplan is dropping their home and consumer levels for cloud backup. Your current subscription will be honored but after that you will need to find another cloud backup to protect your data.

If you are using Crashplan and need another solution we can help with Carbonite unlimited cloud backup.

It’s easy to get signed up and get all your data moved over to Carbonite quickly.

The base level of unlimited backup with Carbonite is $59.99 per year. It’s a great deal at around $5.00 per month for peace of mind that your data is safe and secure.

Don’t wait for your Crashplan to expire, lost family memories or lost critical business data before you contact us to get you backed up.

Article below with details about Crashplan.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16184430/crashplan-home-shutting-down

 

 

It's a Mac, Mac, Mac World
By Asheville Computer Company / MacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

We are seeing more and more Macs this year with issues, upgrades and data transfers. We happened to have 3 similar iMac models in at one time: 2 for an upgrade from an older iMac to a newer iMac and 1 having software issues.

We were able to transfer the user programs and data to the new iMac so that everything was exactly the same when they turned on the new machine.

The 3rd iMac was reset back to factory and the latest version of MacOS was installed to get it back up and running like new for it’s new owner.

If you are purchasing a new Mac and need help setting it up and transferring your data give us a call. We also purchase some older Macs or can help with recycling hardware.

We are one of the few shops in Asheville that work on both PCs and Macs.

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
20 inch imac for sale
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopFOR SALEMacSOLD / / 0 Comments

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

20 Inch iMac - 250GB SSD HD - 4GB RAM -  El Capitan

This iMac has been fully refurbished and upgraded with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD hard drive. It looks great with no scratches or visual issues. 

This is a older model Mac but is fast due to the new SSD hard drive installed.

It has  MacOS installed (El Capitan).

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.

 

 

20 inch imac for sale
27 inch imac for sale
By Asheville Computer Company / MacSOLD / / 0 Comments

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

Intel i5 - 1TB HD - 16GB RAM - Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

This iMac has been fully refurbished and upgraded with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. It looks great with no scratches or visual issues. There is an added support on back of the screen due to a known issue with Macs of this size.

This iMac is beautiful with its super high definition screen! It currently has 16GB of RAM but has room for 32GB.

It has the latest version of 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 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.

Old iMac SSD Upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / MacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This iMac was brought to us with the usual issues from a Mac of this age. The user reported that it was running very slow and the fans were loud. They wanted to know if they should spend the money to replace it or was there something that could be done to bring it back to life.

The price of a new iMac could range from $1200 to well over $2000 for a top of the line machine. The truth is that most people don’t need the latest and greatest Mac to do the things they need to do on a computer.

We were able to replace the old and worn out spinning hard drive with a new super fast SSD drive. This new drive is 10x faster than the old drive and runs considerably cooler and quieter. We also took the opportunity to clean the fans and vents to ensure that everything was cooling properly.

We were able to clone the old drive over to the new SSD so the only difference the user saw was the tremendous speed increase. All their files and programs were exactly as they were before the upgrade.

The end result was an iMac that actually ran faster, quieter and cooler than it did when it was new out of the box. It was taking over 5 mins for it to boot up to the desktop before the upgrade. After the upgrade it was ready to go in under 30 seconds and applications responded almost immediately when clicked.

If you have an older Mac and are considering upgrading due to slow performance or space issues then please give us a call first to explore your options. We may be able to upgrade your hard drive or increase your RAM to give you the performance boost you need to make your Mac last.

We can save you thousands over the price of a new computer.

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.