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 SALELaptopMac / / 0 Comments

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
27 inch imac for sale
By Asheville Computer Company / FOR SALE / / 0 Comments

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.

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.

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.

 

Mac Mini Upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Mac Mini was a couple of years old and was due for some upgrades.  It was working OK, but was bogging down on videos and some common tasks.  We took a look and noticed that the RAM was low for today’s standards and also we could gain a large speed boost by upgrading the hard drive to a new SSD drive.

We upgraded the RAM to 8GB of DDR3 laptop style memory and cloned the hard drive over to a new 500 GB solid state drive.  While the original computer came with 4GB of RAM it’s a little low for today’s computing needs.  8GB of RAM is quickly becoming the standard for modern computers and that’s what this user needed to ensure that the computer wouldn’t be slowed down by running out of RAM when editing large files in Photoshop or even browsing the web with multiple tabs open at the same time.

The new SSD hard drive is what gives this Mac Mini it’s biggest speed boost.  Removing the old and slow mechanical drive and replacing it with a solid state hard drive makes this Mac Mini faster than it was when it was brand new.  It also reduces heat and fan noise which can be a concern on these older Mac Mini computers.

If you have a Mac, either old or new, it can probably be upgraded to make it faster or add years to an aging machine. This can save you the cost of replacing an expensive computer.