Dirty Gaming Fan
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer brought us a gaming PC that was overheating and having issues with performance. We quickly took a look and determined that the CPU fan needed to be replaced due to excessive build-up on the heat sink that was unable to be removed.

We replaced their existing fan and heat sink with a newer and improved version and their system was running cooler than ever!

If you are having issues with your gaming computer or want an upgrade please give us a call.

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.

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HP Compaq Dirty Fan
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

This HP Compaq computer was a bit older and hadn’t had regular maintenance in quite a while. The customer reported that it was running slow for a while and now started shutting down on it’s own.

As you can see from the before and after photos it was very dirty inside causing it to overheat and shut down to keep from doing damage to the motherboard and CPU. The CPU fan and heat sink were completely clogged with dust and not effective anymore. Once the dust has covered the fins on the heat sink the fan can no longer do it’s job. If this customer didn’t bring the computer in it would have eventually been damaged beyond repair.

We thoroughly cleaned the inside and outside of the PC to make sure there was proper airflow and it could cool effectively. We also replaced a fan that had been damaged by trying to work too hard to cool off the computer. Now it starts up and runs like new!

If it’s been a while since you have had your computer cleaned then give us a call! A little maintenance goes a long way in keeping your computer running as long as possible.

POWER SUPPLY BAD FAN
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer had an older HP desktop that was still useful and served all their needs but the fan went out on the power supply causing it do overheat and shut down.  After the computer was on for a few minutes there was a warning beep and it would shut down unexpectedly.  Most computers have a built in defense against overheating where they will shut down to prevent permanent damage to the components.

We replaced the original power supply with a more robust and better cooled version that should last for years and operate worry free.  This new power supply will cool better and provide steady power the computer needs to operate.

If you have an older computer that seems to shut down own it’s own or you are hearing loud noises that could be worn out or damaged fans on the power supply of motherboard then please setup an appointment to have it checked out.

A simple and cost effective power supply replacement could prolong the life of your computer and keep you up and running during a crucial time.  It’s better to fix it now when you can choose the time instead of it breaking and forcing a repair when you need it most.

 

Custom PC power supply replacement
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This older custom PC was reported as not booting after thunderstorms rolled through the area.  It had been hard to turn on for several days prior often taking several times before it would boot all the way up and into Windows.

Eventually it would not boot at all due to a failed power supply.  We were able to replace the power supply with a much higher quality version with a much larger fan that could better handle the heat generated by this older PC build.

As we always do when we get a computer in the shop, we opened the case and cleaned it up thoroughly inside and out.  There was several years old dust and built up on all the fans, heat sinks and surfaces inside.  This kept the computer from cooling correctly and may have let the the failure of the power supply.

If you have a computer with issues starting or not starting at all it may be due to a bad power supply.  Don’t let a bad power supply cause further damage to your computer and possibly cause a loss of data and important files.

Call us today to setup a time to have your computer cleaned and checked out.

 

DUSTY PC CLEANUP
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This computer was running slow and seemed to be overheating causing slow downs, blue screens and random reboots making it unusable most of the time.

The first step of any computer repair we perform is to clean the computer inside and out.  This involves taking off all the covers and cleaning thoroughly.  Most desktop computers have 3 or more fans inside from the case fans, cpu fans and power supply fans.  Some higher end computers have multiple case fans and large fans on the dedicated graphics card.

If these fans and heat sinks get clogged with dust and debris they can’t do their job and the computer will overheat causing damage and shortening the life of all the components inside.

This computer was cleaned up and runs cooler and quieter than ever. It should have a lot longer life span now that it can’t breathe easier.

If it’s been years since your computer hardware or software has been cleaned up contact us today to setup an appointment.  Service now could add years to the life of your computer.

We offer computer clean-up service in Arden, Fletcher, Asheville, Hendersonville and the surrounding areas.

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 completely clogged with dust. before and after.
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

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.

Very Dirty Acer Desktop Clean-up
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

 

This user was getting a new Dell PC but wanted to keep their previous PC as a backup and 2nd computer for the home.  We were able to physically clean the years of dirt and dust from inside and the bloated software running on the computer to make it run better than it had in years.  We also added more RAM to speed things up even more.

If you are upgrading to a new computer you may still have some life left in your old computer!  Call us at 828.290.9092 to setup a time to have yours cleaned up.

Acer Desktop Dirty Needs Cleanup
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Acer Aspire Desktop was cleaned up inside and out.  Fans and vents were clogged and damage was being done to components from overheating.

After the clean-up the computer ran smoother, faster, quieter, and safer than ever before.  We also replaced a DVD drive that would not open and removed a serious virus infection that had rendered the computer unusable.