macOS High Sierra Upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / MacNews / / 0 Comments

MacOS High Sierra has been available for a couple of weeks now and we are ready to upgrade your Mac to the latest version. If you are hesitant about upgrading to new releases of macOS or not sure how it works, we can help.
Instead of you upgrading and taking a chance that you have issues or the upgrade fails let us do it for you. We take the time to do a full system backup prior to upgrade. This keeps your computer and data safe if the update results in issues or fails. You can be sure that your data is safe prior to the upgrade. We upgrade you to the latest version, check compatibility with existing programs and perform additional updates as necessary. We will also check for overall system health and recommend maintenance or upgrades where possible.

High Sierra is compatible with the following models:

MacBook (Late 2009 or later)
MacBook Air (2010 or later)
MacBook Pro (2010 or later)
Mac mini (2010 or later)
Mac Pro (2010 or later)
iMac (Late 2009 or later)

If you own one of the models above give us a call to get your worry-free upgrade to macOS High Sierra.
If you have an earlier model Mac and want to get upgraded to a previous version of macOS we can help with that too. We can upgrade to any older version of macOS with the same safe process.

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.

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.

 

 

21 inch imac for sale - ssd
By Asheville Computer Company / FOR SALESOLD / / 0 Comments

*** UPDATE - SOLD ***

Intel i5 - 250 SSD HD - 8GB RAM - Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

This iMac has been fully refurbished and upgraded with 8GB of RAM and a new, super-fast SSD hard drive. It looks great with no scratches or visual issues.

Thanks to the new SSD hard drive and extra RAM it's faster than it was when it was new.

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.

 

 

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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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.

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

This older iMac was brought to us do to it being very slow when trying to open files or use any programs.  Initially the user thought that it was because their hard drive was full.  We ran diagnostics on the hard drive and determined the slowness was due to a failing, not full, hard drive.

We could have replaced the hard drive with a slower traditional model but chose to upgrade it to a newer, faster SSD (solid state drive).  This gave the user plenty of space and had the iMac running better than when it was new.

While we had the iMac open to replace the hard drive we took the chance to clean out the fans and heat sinks along with all the accumulated dust over the years.  Between the new SSD drive running considerably cooler than a normal hard drive and the cleaning this iMac should be running faster and cooler than ever.

These upgrades can add several years to an again Apple Mac computer, whether an iMac or Macbook.

If you have a Mac that is slowing down after a few years give us a call to get the hard drive upgraded and breath new life into your aging machine.

Imac upgraded to fast SSD
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This iMac was very slow to boot up over 5 mins and would get the spinning rainbow pinwheel every time the user tried to do anything.  The slow, failing hard drive made the Mac basically unusable.  Opening an e-mail or webpage would take several minutes.

We opened up the iMac and cleaned all the fans, backed up the current OSX install completely, installed a new SSD drive and put the all the customers data and programs back in place on the new drive.  The customer didn’t notice any difference except that the Mac worked faster than it did when it was new.

If you have a Mac computer and are experiencing slow boot times or the dreaded rainbow pinwheel please call us to discuss your options of repairing or replacing your hard drive or even upgrading to a new SSD drive.

We service Macs in all Asheville areas including Hendersonville, Fletcher, Arden, Biltmore Park, Skyland and Fairview.